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LOD Extents Calculator

Discussion in 'Tools programming' started by rhumbaflappy, 9/4/08.

  1. rhumbaflappy

    rhumbaflappy Moderator Staff Member Resource contributor

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    Hi all.

    Here's a handy program to get the containing boundries of a lat-long location. It will return the LOD5 -> LOD9 boundries. Very useful for Ground2K,G2k4, Sbuilder and SBuilderX.

    Using a GIS program for data or images, is made easier as it easily calculated exact extents, or oversized extents.

    This gadget is very useful with the tile gathering/combining features found in programs such as those found at AllAllsoft.com




    Dick
    Last edited: 12/4/08
  2. scruffyduck

    scruffyduck Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Thanks Dick :)
  3. lordofwings

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    I don't know exactly what the N|S|E|W buttons do and didn't find that info on the readme either.

    Anyway I can say it is ABSOLUTELY GREAT! have not tested it in combination with scenery design but I think this gadget is a HEAVEN SENT!!!

    I had asked for something like that many months ago when I had to spend endless hours trying to get that correct lat/long decimals so that my scenery would not display "empty areas" on the boundaries.

    If this work I can only say THANKS A LOT!!! hopefully I can get some time free to go back to FSX airport design.

    Yet again thanks for this tool
  4. rhumbaflappy

    rhumbaflappy Moderator Staff Member Resource contributor

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    The N S E W buttons jump to the current LOD extents in that direction. Use the generate button to reactivate to LOD buttons.

    I suppose there will be a few bugs in this tool, but it's out there "as is" for now.

    There isn't much use for this in FSX, but earlier versions of the sim may have use for it.

    Dick
  5. rhumbaflappy

    rhumbaflappy Moderator Staff Member Resource contributor

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    New version

    Hi all.

    Here's a newer version I like better.

    Dick
    Last edited: 17/3/09
  6. Alex Barrett

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    Thanks Dick,

    I appreciate your hard work in offering us this.

    Alex
  7. MoToCroSs986

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    How do you find the root location for the lat and long?
  8. rhumbaflappy

    rhumbaflappy Moderator Staff Member Resource contributor

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    You can get the latitude and longitude from anywhere... most users would get it from the sim itself. Just enter the decimal degrees into the apprpriate space and click "Generate".

    Dick
  9. MoToCroSs986

    MoToCroSs986

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    thanks

    Very much
  10. Timmo

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    Rhumbaflappy- I seem to remember that you offered a ESRI shapefile containing these boundaries for the world sometime ago? Am I correct or does my memory fail me?

    If so, where can I find it?

    Cheers

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