New Zealand Scenery Campaign

  • CHRISTCHURCH


    This is what it looks like images courtesy of Bing.


    Its crying out for a more accurate mesh, look at image NZ2.


    Thomas are you watching and listening?;)


    Kindest regards to all. Michael.





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  • THANK YOU Thomas that's great news.


    AeroScenery tile reference map_09_fa80_5d00



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  • Just ran the OSM Data through "ScenProc" using European Style Buildings to see what it looks like?


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  • Michael, have a look at what LINZ has to offer. They are continually upgrading their product, which was excellent to start with.

    https://data.linz.govt.nz/


    MikeW

    Thanks MikeW that is very good information. I have set up a download key and hadn't realised its available within Nick Hod's "AeroScenery". Downloading the tile as I type. Cheers Michael.

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  • I've been a NZ fan for ages and would give :thumbup::thumbup:for this. LINZ is good quality, I tried a few tiles around Auckland in AeroflyFS2 time ago, which looked good but would require color corrections, too. BTW, there is a complete LINZ-based NZ-photoscenery available for X-Plane (Lyndiman NZ, not available for download but via Torrents).


    As a sidenote: The freeware list has not been abandoned, but I am ill right now. Will continue as soon as I feel better.


    Kind regards, Michael

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  • Hi Kloot,

    That would be great. Perhaps focus on the level 9 tile that encloses the airport? I'll take care of everything within the airport boundaries.

    Thanks,

    Karl

    Looks like IZ0JUB has the cultivation under control :thumbup:

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  • It was a tough task for me to remove all those voids in the New Zeeland elevation data.

    They are caused by irregular reflections and shadowing of the Radar beams.


    If those voids are not removed, each white dot will produce a pilar up to the sky.




    After interpolation:


    color coded (only for visualisation):

  • Getting started on NZCH this morning (been traveling all week). My goal for the weekend is to have the airport surfaces completed and textured such that it is "flyable." If anyone is interested in having a look at incremental milestones, let me know and I'll provide a link. -Karl

  • Getting started on NZCH this morning (been traveling all week). My goal for the weekend is to have the airport surfaces completed and textured such that it is "flyable." If anyone is interested in having a look at incremental milestones, let me know and I'll provide a link. -Karl

    Still ill, no flying, but I might join the testing later. Anyway, this is GREAT news.


    Kind regards, Michael

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  • Still ill, no flying, but I might join the testing later. Anyway, this is GREAT news.


    Kind regards, Michael

    Wishing you a speedy recovery kindest regards Michael.

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  • I've been a NZ fan for ages and would give :thumbup::thumbup:for this. LINZ is good quality, I tried a few tiles around Auckland in AeroflyFS2 time ago, which looked good but would require color corrections, too. BTW, there is a complete LINZ-based NZ-photoscenery available for X-Plane (Lyndiman NZ, not available for download but via Torrents).


    As a sidenote: The freeware list has not been abandoned, but I am ill right now. Will continue as soon as I feel better.


    Kind regards, Michael

    I really wonder what happened to Toprob and his NZ kickstarter.......?

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  • Robin Corn has health and some other personal issues atm.

    I know he will make time for AFS2 when able.

    At the very least, he has done much work in older sims for the area, which surely could help the present effort in some way.


    Anyhow, this is all GREAT news.

    I would agree with an earlier post that Queenstown would make an excellent companion for Christchurch, just down the road and wonderful VFR environment.

  • I'll just check-in here. At the moment my brother and I are alternating two-week shifts as my mother needs full time care. There's no Internet here, so I'm stuck with mobile data:(

    I have made some progress with the AFS2 version of Real New Zealand Christchurch, but I'm not sure when I can get back to this.

    I have done experimental work on the Southern Alps, and the Coromandel Peninsula, using LINZ data - - including 5 metre elevation data where available. For my purposes, LINZ is the only real option, because of their generous licensing. A long time ago I supplied IPACS with the NZ elevation data, and they did the mesh conversion. Now, of course, we are able to do this ourselves.

    I still need to do some work figuring put how to get the best out of the aerial images, so far I've just been using the same imagery I built for Prepar3d, but it loses something in the translation... X-plane normally just needs a gamma correction, but AFS2 is a bit trickier.

    I'm not sure what early screenshot I've made available online, I'll have a look and post some links if I can.

    Anyway, I would be keen to help with A NZ-wide project, although I'm not sure how much time I can give with things as they are.

    I still have hopes of releasing a payware Christchurch, this is high on my list. However this could be the airport only if there was an existing base - so far this is a chicken and egg thing, releasing the Christchurch scenery with the same coverage as the Prepar3d version is not an ideal solution, with nothing but default everywhere else.

    EDIT sorry about the autocorrect errors, I'm too old to type on a phone.

    I forgot about Wellington, another area I've been working on, again with a 5 metre mesh.

  • Rob, I think, if you could make/convert NZCH and NZWN as payware addons and support the project in general with the background about your country (do things look right?) this would be certainly a gift for the AeroflyFS2 community. Plus, it would overcome the chicken-egg-issue and lay ground for more expansions.


    I could add some simple FSCloudport airports just to give people some places to take off from. I already provided a very basic FSC NZAA time ago.


    Kind regards, Michael

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