Autogen Annotator

#21
Gary,

The FS9 and FSX custom autogen filenames are exaclty the same referring to ~1 Km squares.

However, FSX format agn files are different from FS9 format files.

FSX can interpret FS9 format files but not vice versa.
 
#22
Hi George:

Many thanks for the reply ! ;)

I have edited my post in an attempt at greater clarity to reflect this information:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20381


Also, could we ask the additional favor of a reply to a question here: :banghead:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showpost.php?p=142263&postcount=7


I was wondering since you stated at: http://www.visualflight.co.uk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8827

"IDTileX has been updated to identify the new filenames for the Western Isles"

...did the newer GenX files for the Western Isles provide you with any clues as to how one might decipher the current GenX numeric BGL volume labeling system to the extent that one could correlate it in a cross-reference table for the previous series of (non-FS9) GenX photoreal imagery file names (which IIUC, used the default "custom photoreal land class" file names) ? :confused:



And, as your post there also states:

"the new photographic tiles cover 64 of the old tiles"

...would I infer then that the (GenX ?) photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of what I assume to be the FS9 format photoreal imagery BGLs.

...Or did you instead mean that the GenX photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of the FS9 format LOD13 imagery tiles (BMPs) ?


I'm hoping to achieve a better understanding of how the file naming structure of FSX imagery BGLs correlates with the FS9 imagery tile file naming system, and then how that relates to the FSX format *.agn files; in doing so, I'd hope such information posted here may help others with questions as well, while pursuing my own interests in FS. :teacher:


Thanks again for any further clarification or pointers you might offer as to online references or documentation that may be available on this topic. :)

GaryGB
 
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#23
...did the newer GenX files for the Western Isles provide you with any clues as to how one might decipher the current GenX numeric BGL volume labeling system to the extent that one could correlate it in a cross-reference table for the previous series of (non-FS9) GenX photoreal imagery file names (which IIUC, used the default "custom photoreal land class" file names) ?
No :rolleyes:
 
#24
Thanks for the succinct, 2-character reply, George ! :p


At the risk of beating a subject to death in an attempt to help Richard64 here: :rolleyes:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21505

Assuming you have not already helped Richard64 via "Private Message" with info on how to identify what GenX imagery BGL his 'project du jour' is associated with so he can open up the appropriate BGL in Annotator (without undue "trial and error" causing wasted time and increasing frustration as there are reportedly MANY BGL files he has to pick from in each GenX volume group), may I please ask again:

I was wondering since you stated at: http://www.visualflight.co.uk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8827


"the new photographic tiles cover 64 of the old tiles"

...would I infer then that the (GenX ?) photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of what I assume to be the FS9 format photoreal imagery BGLs.

...Or did you instead mean that the GenX photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of the FS9 format LOD13 imagery tiles (BMPs) ?
Many thanks again for the favor of a reply. :)


GaryGB
 
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#25
Hi all and my thanks to you all for your help.

However this is all beginning to fry my brain, so I think I will stick with Instant Scenery for now.

Besides I also need to get back to Sketchup, there will be some questions regarding this coming up shortly.

Regards

Richard
 
#26
I was wondering since you stated at: http://www.visualflight.co.uk/forums...?TOPIC_ID=8827


"the new photographic tiles cover 64 of the old tiles"

...would I infer then that the (GenX ?) photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of what I assume to be the FS9 format photoreal imagery BGLs.

...Or did you instead mean that the GenX photoreal imagery BGLs cover 64 of the FS9 format LOD13 imagery tiles (BMPs) ?
There is no such thing as FS9 format photoreal imagery BGLs, they are simple BMPs.
 
#27
Hi George:

Thanks again for your reply... I guess I should have been more precise in wording that, since I meant the "placement BGL" for the BMPs.


So, in that context, I was trying to ask if what you meant by:"

"the new photographic tiles cover 64 of the old tiles"

...was whether that area of 64 tiles referred to tile placement info or actual imagery itself (OK, in FSX both are in the same BGL, right ?)

I am unaware of whether there is a hard (or 'practical' task-related) limit in making a FS9 "placement BGL" as to how many BMPs can be "placed".

Since Richard64 said he encountered "hundreds" of BGLs per region of interest that he had to decide between to find the matching imagery BGL for a given "project du jour", I wondered if there might have been some reason I am also unaware of in working via the FSX SDK resample or FSX rendering engine that may have compelled making GenX BGLs deal with "64 of the old tiles" rather than 'another number' of tiles.

The goal here, of course, is to try and find a way to help end users to quickly "identify the tile" for a autogen annotation project and the GenX BGL that it is located in, so it can then be opened in Annotator. :idea:


Thus, I suppose I should ask the question this way then (...so only a 2 or 3 character answer is needed :ziplip:):


By "cover", did you mean GenX FSX format photoreal imagery BGLs contain the imagery tiles AND placement info for what would otherwise be 64 of the FS9 format LOD13 imagery tiles (BMPs) ? :confused:


Thanks yet again for your time in clarifying this. :)


GaryGB
 
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Hi Dick:

I'm curious what utility is shown above with a "LEC Google" title bar name, and a "Stop AutoGather" button at the dialog bottom. :scratchch


Is that utility presently available for others to "test drive" from your online downloads somewhere ? :confused:


Thanks,

GaryGB
 
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