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P3D v5 Forgot process for ortho scenery

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I forgot how I used to create custom imagery for airports. I use SASPlanet to download high resolution imagery along with a KML file with the corner coordinates. I make a blendmask for the edges. But I have forgotten the process I used to warp the image into WGS84 format and generate an INF file for resampling. Can someone remind me what the process is?
 
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IMHO, save the SAS image source GIS-projected as a EPSG:3857 BMP.

Then Add Map > From Disk and calibrate the image within SBuilderX workspace, so SBuilderX can generate the INF etc..

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Maybe my problem is not downloading a BMP. I was thinking I enter the KML coordinates in SBuilderX and it generates an INF, but won't work with a JPG or TIF.
 
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Part of my issue was that I overlooked the projection box on SASPlanet. I usually write down my processes for when I forget what I did months later, but I neglected to do so for this. However SBuilderX still won't export the map to a BGL file. I'm still forgetting something.
 
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I think the issue was that I used SASPlanet and exported a GTiff, like I started with, and I just forgot to set the projection to WGS84.
 
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Once the BMP is loaded into SBuilderX workspace as a non-warped EPSG:3857, you can select tiles and compile them.

SBuilderX will internally re-project the selected tiles to EPSG:4326, then submit the source data to SDK SHP2VEC to be compiled to BGL.


This is just to refresh your memory on the basics; large projects such as yours may best be achieved via ScenProc.

See the ScenProc PDF Manual at:

10.7.9 ExportResamplePhotorealBGL


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