Thank you very much, Jarrad. My credit card is ready.
But of course this is what real transcontinental pilots do. They might take off, fly for a while, then a relief crew steps in. They return only for landing.
Suggestions for IPACS: "Skip to Waypoint" -feature.
When we reach TOC - it is desirable to have the opportunity to skip long "cruise distances" - until just before TOD (takeoff from Amsterdam - skip long "cruise distances" - and land in New York).
The covered elevation map of AFS2 is limited to -60 .. +60 deg. latitude
Everything above or below is presented flat.
This can be cured by your own elevation data. Plese see this thread for detail:
Thank you, Thomas.
Info from your link:
- Google for "transdem Norwegian 1m DEM"
- After this, geoconvert them to level 12 13 14
Do you know what data (level, meter) IPACS has used for existing southern Norway?
I felt exactly the same when FSX introduced moving road traffic
In FS9 they tested moving lights on roads to simulate night traffic. And it was actually a good visual effect. Perhaps a moving "3D car-photo" could provide some of the same effect in AFS2?
Thanks to you both for your feedback, Ken and Jeff.
You can put several toc files in the same airport.tsc file (see example below). Copy/paste the block below then update the element number from 2 to 3 in the new block and update the filename to match your new toc file. Repeat if you need more toc files near the same airport.
Thanks again, Ken. It works excellent.
Adding forest means a lot to my experience of the terrain - especially VFR flights.
How far from an airport.tsc can you place forest areas (forest.toc)? I guess there is a limit.
I am still engaged in the forest industry.
I have now created an additional area of forest further from the same airport (2 forest toc files relating to the same airport).
Is there a standard Dummy.tsc file that can be used instead of the airport.tsc file?
Or is it possible to put several forest.toc files into the same airport.tsc file?
Or is there another easy solution?
Open and edit the file FSEarthTiles.ini.
Add this extra service:
ServiceName = GE
ServiceCodeing = qrts
Referer = http://khm0.google.com
UserAgent = Mozilla/4.0
ServerVariations = khm0,khm1,khm2,khm3
I do not know what tasks all of these options can do.
But at the top of my wish list:
- Tree / forest image based detection and cultivation (i.e. what scenProc does but built into AeroScenery)
- USGS imagery download
- Automatic image processing of stitched images (brightness / saturation)
- GUI Cultivation (i.e. what scenProc does but with with a easy GUI)
- Worldwide high-resolution elevation data download (from USGS)
- Smooth coastline transparency using OSM coatline data
You're close - adjust your Historgram option settings to match mine below. Your current settings are using POLYGON DetectionMode but it needs to be changed to POINT DetectionMode.
There you pointed out the error. Thank you again, Ken.
The rest of the task went smoothly (recommend that you add the latest illustration into your great tutorial).
Now my Norway project got a real boost.
Hartman, attached is a How-To doc for Layer6 (trees). Hope this helps!
Layer6 (Trees) How-To.pdf
Ken. Many thanks for your tutorial. I am very grateful for your help.
But as mentioned, I am no programmer. The task is therefore not completely solved.
Here's my feedback:
Downloading link for FSET does not work (for me). But I found another link.
Google server did not work. New google server appears to be 798 - so now the access to the server works ok.
The ScenProc "Texture Filter Editor" worked surprisingly well to distinguish trees / forest from photo.
ScenProc created a tfc - file (11 KB).
However, ScenProc can not create the SHP-file.
I am now trying to find the error - without success. Are there any of the settings that are incorrect?