Request for an automated/semi automated method to generate new airport locations for user scenery

  • Maybe something along the lines a basic input form for the minimal data to create a new airport designator to add an operational takeoff and landing area.


    name

    4 letter intl code

    Country (jf needed)

    Lat/Long

    Length and width

    Elevation

    Main runway headings

    Main runway lat/long for beginning/end

    Designated Parking location and orientation


    Whatever is needed to create a new folder and files for AF2. We can modify the basic files later to add crossing or parallel runways. This would get us up and running when using the soon to available user generated scenery using GeoConverter.


    Regards,


    Ray

  • OK, no takers. eh?


    Can someone list the absolute minimum data fields required to create a new airport for takeoffs and landings in the new user scenery areas?

    Meaning, what is required and what is optional?


    Regards,

    Ray

  • The interesting thing is that there must be a database with the parameters of the world's airports out there somewhere, even if only of the runway dimensions, locations, altitudes, etc.


    X-plane11 for years had just the airports, with no buildings at all, and FSX had the airports with a sort of basic autogen.


    Even Flightgear managed somehow to come up with a database that seemed to have the airport footprints, so I'm assuming this is all possible, maybe for Ipacs to just lay footprints for the world's airports?


    Or maybe not. What do I know? :P

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  • Even Flightgear managed somehow to come up with a database that seemed to have the airport footprints, so I'm assuming this is all possible, maybe for Ipacs to just lay footprints for the world's airports?

    Here you go: Our Airports

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  • It would be great if we could have the worldwide airports created automatically on basic data as listed above. Even if it's without any 3D buildings, it would be better than nothing, and it would be a telling response to the criticism of FS 2 as having no world wide airports.

  • I calculated 52118 airports by 2 kb = 102 MB, peanuts.


    For now I made a sub folder on my dropbox with the tsc files I made so far.

    I dit make a folder for my country, in that is the structure they are in the places folder.


    I have not enough knowledge of dropbox to know if you can upload something now??


    TSC Filses