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Problem: Unable to see image overlays in Google Earth 4.3 or later while using WMS service

Description

In Google Earth 4.3 or later, if a single layer is added from a WMS service (published using ArcCatalog or Server Manager) as an Image Overlay, the layer does not display. Instead, an 'X' appears on top of the globe.
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Cause

The mandatory parameter ‘styles’ is not defined/set when a single layer is added.
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Solution or Workaround

Modify the Image Overlay properties to include the STYLES parameter.

  • Right-click on the Image Overlay and open the properties. Check the Link property. Manually add the STYLES parameter to the Link property string; set it to default, (i.e., STYLES = default).
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  • If more than one layer is chosen as Selected Layers, the STYLES parameter is set and there is no need to manually add it.
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