Welcome to the GeoConvert tool tutorial for using USGS Imagery. In this tutorial you will learn the steps to add your very own photo-real scenery to Aerofly FS2 so that you can fly over your own special areas of your choice. Please understand that this tutorial may change pending any changes to the tool and its processes. More will also be added to the tutorial as further features are added. We hope that you enjoy your newly realized freedom. Happy Flying!
This tool is not a simple plug and play application, you may need some practice to be successful. Please post any issues that you may be having onto the forum where the community can assist you.
You can now adjust your frame by selecting one of the edges, press the button ‘Return to Search’ and repeat the search again. If your area fits your requirements, press the button “+Page”.
The resulting image list will be added to the cart. Now view the cart by pressing ‘View Cart’.
Press the button Export URLs to text. Now start the uGet Download Manager and follow the USGS description. Import the list and the download starts automatically. The resulting images have the file format .JP2.
Batch conversion of JP2 images into TIF (or BMP) file format, using freeware Irfanview 64 (and plugins 64).
Irfanview now runs all conversions in the batch and returns the result as a text display.
The USGS viewer offers Info/Metadata about the selected image. You can view and/or download the .metadata. It has the same name as the image file with the extension .XML
|Line 1: The horizontal resolution degree/pixel|
|Line 2: Set to 0|
|Line 3: Set to 0|
|Line 4: The vertical resolution degree/pixel set to negative.|
|Line 5: The longitude coordinate of the topleft corner Line 6: The latitude coordinate of the topleft corner|