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Images Are Fuzzy When Imported into Sketchup

Hi,
I was importing an aerial view of KBHM taken in 1970 and once imported, the image is very fuzzy when I zoom in. I can zoom in the original image and the image still looks fairly good. But after it's imported into Skethcup, it is quite fuzzy when I zoom in. Is there a reason for that, and is there a way to make the resolution as good as the original? I thought I could scale, or measure it out using the actual lengths of the runways in sketchup. It been very hard to do trying to get it the correct size and align it into google earth pro using the "Add Imgage Overlay." Every time I use one end of the image to line it up, it effects the other side. If the metadata gave some information as to the distance from top to bottom and left to right, it could probably be done, but the projection may not be quite correct, and I think Gary stated that. It seems that there should be some way to make it line up perfectly using the coordinates provided in the metadata, but it still does not size out correctly nor line up. I tried everything I could. I got it to line up good in ADE but just can't do it in google earth. Maybe I should try to get the dimensions from ADE and try that.

Ken.
 
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Hi Ken:

If you explain more specifically what your goal is for use of the imagery in Sketchup and Google Earth, I may be better able to help. :)

GaryGB
 
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Hi Ken:

If you explain more specifically what your goal is for use of the imagery in Sketchup and Google Earth, I may be better able to help. :)

GaryGB


I'm trying to create a photo ground map that I can use in FS. I've been using the later images from google earth but I wanted the 1970 image I found at USGS Explorer. Just like I"ve been trying to do with my KBHM 1970 project.

Ken.
 
IIUC, you still want to make a accurately Geo-referenced 1970 B+W imagery BGL to 'drape' as a terrain-mesh-clinging texture onto the ground in FSX / P3D ? :scratchch

GaryGB
 
Hi Ken:

Sketchup will not be the application to use for the task you are apparently trying to perform.

Furthermore, there are limits as to what image resolution can actually be displayed within the Sketchup work-space.

While I have been able to load fairly large images in 64-Bit versions of Sketchup, an internal MIPMAP engine will limit the effective resolution displayed within the workspace even if one configures maximum texture resolution via:

Sketchup Menu > Window > Preferences > {OpenGL} tab > OpenGL Settings > Use Maximum Texture Size


SBuilderX and a GIS utility such as Global Mapper (payware) or QGIS (freeware) would be required instead.

GIS applications and the specific tasks required for your KBHM project, have a substantial learning curve.

This is complicated by poorly explained procedures in available online documentation for those tasks.


I believe making a accurately Geo-referenced 1970 B+W imagery BGL would best be discussed in this existing thread:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/t...-a-photo-real-image.441699/page-3#post-826408

GaryGB
 
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Hi Ken:

Sketchup will not be the application to use for the task you are apparently trying to perform.

Furthermore, there are limits as to what image resolution can actually be displayed within the Sketchup work-space.

While I have been able to load fairly large images in 64-Bit versions of Sketchup, an internal MIPMAP engine will limit the effective resolution displayed within the workspace even if one configures maximum texture resolution via:

Sketchup Menu > Window > Preferences > {OpenGL} tab > OpenGL Settings > Use Maximum Texture Size


SBuilderX and a GIS utility such as Global Mapper (payware) or QGIS (freeware) would be required instead.

GIS applications and the specific tasks required for your KBHM project, have a substantial learning curve.

This is complicated by poorly explained procedures in available online documentation for those tasks.


I believe making a accurately Geo-referenced 1970 B+W imagery BGL would best be discussed in this existing thread:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/t...-a-photo-real-image.441699/page-3#post-826408

GaryGB


Hi Gary,

Thanks for these tips. This has given me something to keep in mind. I'll check out that Global Mapper and the QGIS and see what I come up with, and I'll use that link provided to discuss making an accurately Geo-reference 1970 KBHM.

Ken.
 
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