• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

    • Tag FS2020 specific questions with the MSFS2020 tag.
    • Questions about making 3D assets can be posted in the 3D asset design forum. Either post them in the subforum of the modelling tool you use or in the general forum if they are general.
    • Questions about aircraft design can be posted in the Aircraft design forum
    • Questions about airport design can be posted in the FS2020 airport design forum. Once airport development tools have been updated for FS2020 you can post tool speciifc questions in the subforums of those tools as well of course.
    • Questions about terrain design can be posted in the FS2020 terrain design forum.
    • Questions about SimConnect can be posted in the SimConnect forum.

    Any other question that is not specific to an aspect of development or tool can be posted in the General chat forum.

    By following these guidelines we make sure that the forums remain easy to read for everybody and also that the right people can find your post to answer it.

Starting open-source scenery community

If anyone is interested, Wild Weasel Simulations is starting an open-source scenery community so we can put our scenery design heads together to improve certain aspects of the flight simulation experience. My intent is to have both payware and freeware products, but I would like for public areas (roads, national parks, water, etc.) to be free. For example, I am in the process of converting publicly available USGS 1/3 arc-second data into 10-meter terrain mesh for FSX/P3D. Once Phase 1 is complete, I will move on to adding highly accurate water vectors, then road and rail networks, and eventually photoreal national parks.

These areas are public; both the data/imagery and their real-world locations are belong to us taxpayers. Further products would be payware (profits from which would be fairly split with our family of contributors), but accurately placed transportation and water, highly accurate terrain, and ortho imagery transformed my once-bland flight simulator into something that has given me dozens of locations I absolutely have to visit in real-life now that I never otherwise would have known about. I would like for others to have similar experiences if possible.

Link is in the signature. Feel free to contact me there or via message in this forum.

Best regards,
 
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