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P3D v5 Ortho4XP using USGS imagery

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Does anyone know if it is possible to use USGS imagery in Ortho4XP? I tried Bing imagery in Florida and Hawaii but there was a lot of clouds.

I have a custom process that I use for scenery that works great everywhere but Florida where all the sand turns everything way too white. Thought maybe there was a way to use Ortho4XP (for P3D) instead and have better results and be able to produce larger areas of scenery at once.

Follow-up question: If I can't have the program fetch the imagery, would it be possible to download USGS tiles and have Ortho4XP stitch them together?
 
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It seems that you're stuck with the sources Ortho4XP has to choose from. But is there a way to process scenery with a beach in such a way that the sand doesn't overpower the rest of the scenery? I've made scenery for different parts of the country and I have had great results with USGS orthoimagery except for Florida. It looks way too overexposed like in this example from TMFViewer.
 

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What’s the link for USGS. I could try to create a .lay file and send it to you.

By the way, I ported ortho4xp to p3d. I’ve also added automatic water masking to FSEarthtiles. Highly recommend to use fsearthtiles over ortho4xp for p3d :). I’ve also added .lay provider support (same provider files ortho4xp uses) in fsearthtiles.
 
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What’s the link for USGS. I could try to create a .lay file and send it to you.

By the way, I ported ortho4xp to p3d. I’ve also added automatic water masking to FSEarthtiles. Highly recommend to use fsearthtiles over ortho4xp for p3d :). I’ve also added .lay provider support (same provider files ortho4xp uses) in fsearthtiles.
https://basemap.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/rest/services/USGSImageryOnly/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Could that be what you're looking for? Thanks!
 
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Actually it looks like there is a .LAY file in the FSEarthTiles. What I don't know is how to use that imagery data instead of Virtual Earth, Google, Bing, etc. to make scenery.
 
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Actually it looks like there is a .LAY file in the FSEarthTiles. What I don't know is how to use that imagery data instead of Virtual Earth, Google, Bing, etc. to make scenery.
Edit the file with Notepad. Change the line "in_GUI=False" to "in_GUI=True". Should work, I just tested it.

This file is also in Ortho4XP_FSX_P3D, but as I said, highly recommend using FSEarthTiles instead of Ortho4XP_FSX_P3D ;).
 
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