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Airport/ Runway coordinates in MSFS2020 from FSX?

Hi new guy here. My project is to build an airport that is missing from MSFS2020. LFOT, Tours Val de Loire.
Can I use the coordinates of the airport and runway from FSX ? I have the XML from ADE as I was looking to add the ILS details to the newly built airport on MSFS from this source. It then occured to me that I could use the coordinates of the runway and airport from FSX as mine were from Skyvector and estimates from google maps.
When i tried to input these coordinates the runway moved about 30M and is showing in totally the wrong position according to the surroundings on MSFS.
I would have thought that coordinates used should be the same as in RL and that this result in the same position of the runway on both MSFS and FSX?
Thanks for any help.
Thanks for replying. Yes, seems its military connections must be important enough to blur it from satelite. I have managed to centre the runway now and get the ILS working on runway 20 so I am happy now.


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ArcGIS imagery (from QGIS) shows LFOT at zoom level 19.
SAS Planet may also prove useful via both Google and ESRI satellite imagery for various parts of the airfield. ;)

SAS Planet Download: http://www.sasgis.org/download/

Последняя стабильная версия:
v.200606 от 06 июня 2020 года


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Latest stable release:
v.200606 dated 06 June 2020


NOTE: Configure SAS Planet downloaded imagery tile projection via:

SAS Planet Menu > View > Projection

... prior to export as a 1-piece Geo-referenced image to be used in:

EPSG:4326 ...as source data for 2D vector or custom land class / photo-real imagery terrain scenery object creation

EPSG:3785 ...as a background map image to be traced over for airport infrastructure and/or 3D scenery object creation

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