Objects from Coordinate List

#1
I have a list of coordinates for a bunch of objects, let's say radio towers for sake of discussion, is there a way to import or convert that text file list of coordinates, en masse, into a bunch of scenery objects? Forgive me if this is something that has already been answered but I am fairly new at scenery design in terms of objects. Thanks for any help or advice.

Bob
 

arno

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#2
Hi Bob,

What kind of format does your list use? And would you like the same object at all of them? Maybe this is a useful feature to add to my ObPlacer XML tool :).

Also, with the Fs2002 SDK there came some sort of tool that could read CVS files. But I am not sure how useful it was. For the new XML code I have never heard of such a tool.
 
#3
Hi Arno. That would indeed be a nice feature to add. The objects I have in mind would all be the same, as in oil platforms. The coordinates would be a simple latitude and longitude pair, could even be in a spreadsheet or comma delimited format. You could pick the object and then pick the coordinate list to build the objects or a library of them. I am pretty new at this so maybe my terminology is not correct. The case came up in conversation with Joe Watson who is adding a bunch of oil drilling platforms off the coast of Louisiana. I was thinking that if he had a list it would be simple to generate the scenery rather than doing it by slewing and picking locations. What do you think?
 

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Sounds like a good idea to me :). I will take a look and see if I can add it in the next update.
 
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arno said:
Sounds like a good idea to me :). I will take a look and see if I can add it in the next update.
Wonderful. Thank you for considering this idea. I can use my GPS software to generate lists of waypoints with coordinate pairs. The output can be comma delimited which of course can then be imported into a spreadsheet for further modification. It could be a very handy feature. I appreciate your consideration.

Bob
 
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