More Orthophoto Sources For AeroScenery

  • Yep, I'm back. Life got in the way.


    Lots of requests for more orthophoto sources in AeroScenery. Let's make it happen.

    (Lots of new faces on the forum too, which is good).


    Can we collate a list (with links) of requested orthophoto sources here and I'll start evaluating them and pick them off one by one.


    First one is of course


    ArcGIS http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1


    MartinM posted some others, but I can't find the post now.

  • First one is of course


    ArcGIS http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1


    MartinM posted some others, but I can't find the post now.

    here we go AeroScenery Releases - Easily Create Photoreal Scenery


    Specially the swiss admin.ch i‘ld love to see

    https://map.geo.admin.ch/?lang…5&zoom=0.3877121931235939


    Code
    1. #################################################### # Swiss Federal Geo Portal # Restrictive copyright + water marked # (see http://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/internet/swisstopo/en/home/swisstopo/legal_bases/use_without_licence.html #################################################### elif website=="CH": server=random.randint(0,4) url="http://wmts1"+str(server)+".geo.admin.ch/"+\ "1.0.0/ch.swisstopo.swissimage/default/20151231/3857/"+\ str(zoomlevel)+"/"+str(til_x)+"/"+str(til_y)+".jpeg" fake_headers={\ 'User-Agent': user_agent_generic,\ 'Accept':'image/png,image/*;q=0.8,*/*;q=0.5',\ 'Accept-Language ':'en-US,en;q=0.5',\ 'Accept-Encoding':'gzip,deflate',\ 'Referer':'http://map.geo.admin.ch',\ 'Origin':'http://map.geo.admin.ch',\ 'Connection':'keep-alive '\

    Is it legit to use the swiss geo data? yes, for private individual use

    https://www.geo.admin.ch/de/ge…ezug.html#ui-collapse-489

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  • Here are a couple of more specialized sources, both copied over from Ortho4XP. For those with a working Ortho4XP installation, there is a comprehensive collection of sources in the /Providers subdirectory.


    New Zealand

    # Linz open data imagery for _PART OF_ New Zealand. Use only inside of .comb files with proper masking.

    # https://data.linz.govt.nz/set/4702-nz-aerial-imagery/

    grid_type=webmercator

    url_template=https://koordinates-tiles-{switch:a,b,c,d}.global.ssl.fastly.net/services;key=ec2d27e902f1463c9145743576e03f31/tiles/v4/layer=51769,style=auto;layer=88131,style=auto;layer=95497,style=auto/{z}/{x}/{y}.png


    (these are very popular among NZ simmers and free for non-commercial use and are already (freely) distributed for XP)


    Japan

    # Japan 2007 imagery (partial [-> use only inside of .comb files with proper masking] but very good in some places)

    # Unsure about copyright

    grid_type=webmercator

    url_template=http://cyberjapandata.gsi.go.jp/xyz/ort/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.jpg


    Not to forget: Could you keep an eye on that "locale" issue (0,01 vs. 0.01) I reported on GitHub?


    Once more thanks Nick for trying to go forward,

    Michael

  • Can we collate a list (with links) of requested orthophoto sources here and I'll start evaluating them and pick them off one by one.

    Hello again Nick.


    Now we have got an excellent mesh for Norway. And now the challenge is to find good ortho photos over Norway. In some places, Google or Bing work well, while other parts are useless. Then I tried to use "Zones Photo for X-Plane". (http://zonephoto.org/Cartes.php).


    I regularly use your amazing AeroScenery. About programming I can do nothing. I then chose the cumbersome path:

    I used AeroScenery --> "Download Image Tiles" (Bing ortho). Then I downloaded the same area from "Zones Photo for X-Plane". Then I have taken all the useless ortho from Bing into Photoshop - and replaced them with ortho from "Zones Photo for X-Plane". I then chose "Run GeoConvert" in AeroScenery and convert them to AFS2 .ttc files.


    If it is possible that AeroScenery can retrieve ortho directly from "Zones Photo for X-Plane" - this is high on my wish list.


    Here is an example of scenery from Norway (ENBL) where I have used ortho from "Zones Photo for X-Plane":