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I was wondering if my Alabama Scenery that I have installed in FSX will work in P3Dv4, or do I have to specially get the one for P3Dv4? Mine is version 2 but they do have a version 3 that is for both FSX and P3Dv4. I'm thinking it may pay off just to get the version 3.
IIUC, your post quoted above was intended to be posted in your other thread on the topic involving MegaScenery Alabama products:
IMHO, unless the resolution and visual quality of the aerial imagery is better than prior versions, and unless enhanced terrain or autogen scenery is now included, the FSX / P3D version may only be different by virtue of having dual FSX / P3D install routines included in the package; regardless, AFAIK the BGLs from older and newer versions should both be compatible with either FSX or P3D.
This question is otherwise best asked in the tech support forum for the MegaScenery Alabama product.
Hi Gary,PS: If you can identify some Geographic Lat-Lon coordinates for your prior 1970's-era 'home' location from older Google Earth Desktop Edition imagery using the date slider of the "clock" icon on the toolbar, it would help me identify some additional imagery that covers that particular area around KBHM; most of the imagery I am looking at thus far has tiles for a very large area surrounding KBHM airfield.
I was finally able to locate a satellite view of KBHM, the Birmingham Municipal Airport from 1981 from USGS Earth Explorer. The only Aerial Image I could fine was under NHAP, whatever that means. The quality is not that great but I can still use it. I still cannot find any KBHM images from 1973, and I guess if I did, it would be in B&W and the quality would not be that good. Anyway, the problem I ran into is that the image was not taken from a N and S position but and E and W position, but I was able to rotate the image file 90 degrees. It Shows the Data Set Attribute alone with their Attribute Valuse, and allows me to switch to the FGDC Format. The Attribute shows some coordinates that I can use in ADE. I opened ADE and selected my airport. Then I right clicked, selected 'Add' and then 'Image,' Then I tried to enter the coordinates, but the image would not come out right and did not line up with the airport background. Am I supposed to be able to use the coordinates provided and it line up perfectly with the background airport image? I must not be doing something right. I put in the N.W. and S.E. latitude/longitude coordinates like I've always done when using the Sbuilder. I'm doing this project in FSX.
Your opening post for this thread above is apparently a follow-up for this existing thread regarding KBHM from 2018:
Congratulations on your progress with registering for EarthExplorer and misc. USGS download accessibility.
Since you are still deriving a background image for future use, I suggest that we continue this discussion in the thread linked above.
Also, I believe it would prove very helpful to your project, and to other would-be historical airfield reconstruction FS developers, to welcome the experienced insight and input so kindly offered by Airtrooper (aka "Andy" of Airfield Construction Group, ACG).
Many thanks are due to Andy for that generous offer !
Since my own available free time such a project as this one is also rather limited, perhaps between all respective contributions, we might more quickly see this project through to a satisfactory Geo-referenced and properly formatted imagery source.
Once that Geo-referenced and properly formatted imagery source is created, it can be used in ex: SBuilderX to generate any desired CVX vector content, and a custom photo-real land class imagery BGL which, in addition to being used in FS when connected to ADE for historical airport design / editing of a custom-named copy of the current KBHM, it can also be used for Autogen annotation via SDK Annotator.
See you in your other existing thread on this topic linked above.
I have quoted pertinent posts from your other recent thread which IIUC, was intended as a follow-up for this thread regarding KBHM.
I recommend that for at least some further discussion on this specific topic, we should do so within the preceding context of this thread.
* Please reply with a link to the specific imagery file(s) you are interested in using for this KBHM historical airfield reconstruction project.
* Please also include a name for the file(s) or other identifying information specific to that imagery.
This will be required in order for us to be able to download and examine the specific imagery you want to use as described above.
Okay, ThanksHi Ken:
I will first look into Geo-rectification, rotation, and merging of the 2 images you linked above.
Due to limited available free time, I must leave it up to you to explore the many 'available' images to find one from the 1970's.
BTW: Did you also note there are download links at EarthExplorer for larger GZIP versions of the (2) above images ?
Thanks for that KBHM 1970 bgl file. I placed the bgl in FSX and checked it out, but I would still need an image file to open it in ADE because ADE will not open this bgl file, since it's not an airport file.
Was there a reason you made it a bgl file?
Does it help in placing my image so that it's in the correct position, the correct size, and heading?
Of course, I'm glad you sent it as a bgl because it gave me the opportunity to place it in FSX and try it out in the sim.
Here's a screenshot of that bgl and as you can see, it does not merge, or line up with my previous KBHM Airport, and appears to be too large. This is what it looks like in FSX, Top View:
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I've though I've mentioned it but I was able to download these images and add to ADE. But I had to increase its size, rotate the image, and position it. I've tried using the coordinates in the metadata, I think it's called, but it does not line up and merge correctly. So, I've been working with the image and about have it done. At first I thought this was a satellite image but it's not. It was taken from an aircraft at 14,000 feet. So, I need to remember that aerial views are taken from aircraft. When I complete my project, I'll upload it here.
P.S. Did you make this image into a bgl file using SBuilderX ?
That's okay. You need your rest. I'm the same way. I get so involve in this and wanting to learn more that I set up too late, and I have to watch myself. It doesn't seem that there's enough time in the day, and it's late in no time. I see now, this is only a portion of it.it was all I had time available for ...in the late hours of the A.M.
Great. I just wish I knew how you determine when and what is needed in the metadata to make it Geo-reference.I will also send you a ADE background image file set derived from the source file with new metadata to Geo-reference it ...when I get some time after this weekend.
I'll try that. See you when you get back.Please make a ArcGIS World Imagery BGL at KBHM in SBuilderX to test it with on your computer.