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Mount Tarawera and the Rotorua Lakes, New Zealand

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by Timmo, 13/9/07.

  1. Timmo

    Timmo

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    Hi Guys
    This was uploaded to Avsim yesterday and can be downloaded now. The main feature of this freeware release is a 5m Lidar derived terrain mesh....it looks fantastic in FSX and is great for low flying, especially chopper and agricultural work. It has been designed to compliment another photoreal scenery release by Robin Corn- see below.

    How good does it look?
    Here is a real photo taken when flying around Mount Tarawera:
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    Here is the same position as viewed in FSX:
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    The file name is: BOPVolcanoes_Tarawera

    From the readme:
    Mount Tarawera is a volcanic mountain 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. It consists of a series of rhyolitic lava domes that were fissured down the middle by a basaltic eruption in 1886. The peaks are Ruawahia Peak, Tarawera Peak and Wahanga Peak. The summit is at 1111 metres. The crater of the volcano is a series of chasms, running for 6 kilometres northeast-southwest.
    The volcano is surrounded by a series of lakes, many of which were created or drastically altered in the 1886 eruption. These lakes include Lakes Tarawera, Rotomahana, Rerewhakaaitu, Okataina, Okareka, Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Rotokakahi (Green Lake). The Tarawera River runs northeastwards across the northern flank of the mountain from Lake Tarawera.
    Source: Wikipedia


    • This scenery was created from a 0.8m pixel resolution Ortho-rectified Aerial mosaic owned by Environment Bay of Plenty (The Bay of Plenty Regional Council) and flown over the summers of 2003/2004. The imagery has been de-sampled for use in Flight Simulator X and utilizes custom terrain mesh. The textures are intended for summer daylight flying only, although due to the evergreen nature of New Zealand’s native bush, the areas appearance remains relatively constant throughout the year.
    The mesh was created from 2m pixel resolution LiDaR derived terrain model owned by Environment Bay of Plenty. This has been de-sampled to 5m for use in FSX.
    • This scenery is complimentary to another release by Robin Corn which covers Lake Rotorua. It is a freeware component of the Payware ‘RealNZ Rotorua’ scenery available from www.windowlight.co.nz. Both the payware and freeware components are fantastic and I would highly recommend getting them.
    • The area features many small airstrips including a small dirt airstrip on the eastern edge of the main crater- These have had ‘flattens’ to make them landable but have not had airstrips definitions/textures applied. The smaller airstrips are used for agricultural applications on the farmland in this area.
    • To find this scenery fly east from Rotorua airport (NZRO) or South-South West from Whakatane Airport (NZWK)

    Have some more pics :super:
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    There is a small error with the .txt readme file giving details of a previous release- Ignore this and simply read the word document readme....its far prettier anyway :)

    Enjoy-
  2. Timmo

    Timmo

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    over 1000 downloads so far- Get it while it is hot! You wont be dissapointed

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