New FS earth tiles please!

Who wants this app?

  • yes

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • no

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • no bothered

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
#1
Arno, we know you're the man for the job, help us create our photoreal textures. xp2ortho is so refined compared to fserthtiles and sbuilderx , also google sats are so much better that bing! A up to date FSearthtiles with zoned zoom levels low res and high res around airports, please...
 

arno

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#3
Hi,

Although I see the usage of such a tool for personal usage, I don't consider this kind of tool useful for developers. The EULA of the image providers doesn't allow developers to distribute the scenery made using Google Earth or similar providers. So developer will get their imagery from other sources that allow distribution and process them typically with resample.

I have a scenProc feature in development that can take WMS sources, download them and process them into photo scenery using resample. But scenProc is not the kind of easy to use tool you are talking about here.

The new 3D city models with the realistic buildings that Google has for certain cities looks great indeed, but I'm not sure what kind of data is behind it. It seems to be a very accurate elevation model with imagery that is placed over it. That kind of technique is not really compatible with how FS works. And on the other hand I also never found any reference to how you can buy/get the underlaying data. It doesn't seem that Google even sells these models.
 
#4
Yes, this tool cannot be for sale or for developers to sell the imagery! but if the model placement is based on photoreal scenery that would be appealing to customers, if they had a tool to make it without too much technical knowledge.

Do you have an example for screProc to do this? if you could make a video how to or post details how to I can make a video.

thank for all your work in this field by the way.

cheers

rob
 

arno

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#5
The scenProc feature is in development and not yet released. But I have used it to make photo scenery of a US state and a European county as test. Not sure when it will be released though.
 

arno

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#7
Me, teasing?

Be aware this feature doesn't work with Google Earth and providers like that. It needs open data sources like WMS.
 
#8
The new 3D city models with the realistic buildings that Google has for certain cities looks great indeed, but I'm not sure what kind of data is behind it. It seems to be a very accurate elevation model with imagery that is placed over it. That kind of technique is not really compatible with how FS works. And on the other hand I also never found any reference to how you can buy/get the underlaying data. It doesn't seem that Google even sells these models.
Google is using photogrammetry technology for its 3d models, it's dynamically rendered from the 4 images (north, east, west, south) of "birds eye view", that you can see if you are using the lite version of google maps. I think there is no real elevation model behind, it will be just scaled to match real world terrain.
 
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