FSX How do I Cover a Portion of a Photo Real Image

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Hi Gary,

I assume I did this correctly and here are my results of the ArcGIS image bgl in FSX:


KBHM AchGIS.jpg



The runways and the taxiways all line up perfectly. But noticed the runways are shorter than what's shown in the image. That's how long they were back in the 1970s and 1980s. The National Guard on the north side is totally different than what it was in 1970. It was a housing project then, but the airport bought out the property.

Ken.
 

Deano1973

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#42
Hi Ken,

You can use Airport Design Editor to shorten the length of the runways - just select the runway in the editor, right click, and it will give a list of options, one of which is called "Properties" or similar. In there will be runway lengths, widths, styles etc, so you can edit until the runway fits perfectly.
 
#43
Hi Ken,

You can use Airport Design Editor to shorten the length of the runways - just select the runway in the editor, right click, and it will give a list of options, one of which is called "Properties" or similar. In there will be runway lengths, widths, styles etc, so you can edit until the runway fits perfectly.

Hi Deano1973,

Yes, that's correct. If you look closely at the photo above, you can see that's what I've done. This airport has gone through 3 or 4 changes and that's why I wanted an image from that time period so that I would have everything as it exited. I grew up living around that airport and seen a lot of changes. Noticed in the photo that I did not draw certain taxiways because they did not exist then. I had to use the original images to determine that because it's been so long ago. Also notice how the National Guard apron has been twisted and repaved since the 1970s. It's on the north side of the field. It's not only things regarding the runways and taxiways, but it's also the ramp, terminals buildings, and the landscape surrounding the airport is the reason I prefer the original images.

Ken.
 
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#44
https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/t...tion-of-a-photo-real-image.441699/post-826338

Hi Gary,

I assume I did this correctly and here are my results of the ArcGIS image bgl in FSX:

(Image not included in quote)

The runways and the taxiways all line up perfectly. But noticed the runways are shorter than what's shown in the image. That's how long they were back in the 1970s and 1980s. The National Guard on the north side is totally different than what it was in 1970. It was a housing project then, but the airport bought out the property.

Ken.
Hi Ken:

Looks like you're off to a good start ! :)

More info to come soon... ;-)

GaryGB
 
#45
Hi Ken:

After further analysis, I have determined that the KBHM 1970 imagery BGL I linked you to via PM, is not yet fully rectified into alignment with the ESRI ArcGIS World Imagery over its 'total' extent of coverage, and it should not be regarded as accurate for use with ADE and SBuilderX to make scenery. :redflag:

That imagery is in precise alignment with ESRI ArcGIS World Imagery ONLY where the KBHM (2) main RWYs intersect.

However, as sometimes occurs with re-projection of imagery from Orthographic to Mercator cartographic format, linear measurements can lose accuracy at radial distances beyond 1 Kilometer from a central reference point.


Thus, I do NOT recommend you use that KBHM 1970 imagery BGL with ADE and SBuilderX to make scenery. :alert:


FYI: I am testing a data source from 1970 and 1978 for those tasks which may either initially substitute for- or entirely replace- the 1970 B+W imagery BGL ...that I may soon be able to provide to you by a download link sent via a PM. ;)


GaryGB
 
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