Hi there,

Collect Earth is just showing for few seconds the splash screen on start and that's all. The application does not start and also Google Earth remains closed. Recently I imported a cep and a xml.zip for an African country but the application started after the import.

Could you please help?


asked 11 Mar '15, 09:44

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So the issue was that the last import had CE switching to the PostgreSQL version and now the server PC was not running. Switching the server back on fixed the problem.

Another solution would have been to:

  • dig manually to the file C:\Users\marchi\AppData\Roaming\CollectEarth\earth.properties
  • open it with a text editor
  • change the line "db_driver=POSTGRESQL" to "db_driver=SQLITE"

More generally and to troubleshoot an issue on start, follow the instructions below:

  • open a Command Prompt window
  • browse to the Collect Earth application folder (usually with a "cd .." and then with a "cd OpenForis\CollectEarth")
  • start Collect Earth from the command line to have a verbose feedback (".\java\bin\java.exe -jar CollectEarth.jar")
  • report the output as background information when requesting for support
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answered 11 Mar '15, 16:15

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How do you switch between the two? PostgreSQL vs SQlite servers

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answered 25 Jun '15, 21:07

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You can find more info on how to setup the PostgreSQL server here https://openforis.support/questions/17/how-do-you-setup-collect-earth-in-postgresql-mode

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Collect Earth > Tools > Properties > Operation Mode

But you would need to set the local network to use the Postgre SQL option.

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answered 26 Jun '15, 11:58

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