Landscape with a best resolution ortho?

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Pe11e
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Landscape with a best resolution ortho?

Post by Pe11e » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:05 am

Hi!

So, I'm not searching or asking for a MSFS quality scenery with google map mod (see the picture below) that is equal to ZL18/19 in other sims, but since I love and tend to do a lot of ridge soaring, being 100-200m away from the actual ridge and landscape, everything is so blurry, making it almost pointless to have 50-60gb of one landscape (in this case AA2 0.10) since I rarely find myself high to be able to see sharp scenery below. I love to do shorter ridge soaring races with ghosts.

So, I checked AA2, Big Pyrenees 2, Nephi, and couple of others, and all are more or less ZL15. I really wouldn't mind having smaller area to fly, but sharper ortho for 30-40gb. Is there any landscape like that?

I see that West Germany 2 is UHD, but man it's 200 or so gb, I have no HD space for that. Also, on screenshots also seems a bit on a blurry side.

I think max texture size for one tile is 8192x8192? Not sure what landscapes are using that resolution.


Thank you in advance.


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Re: Landscape with a best resolution ortho?

Post by juro » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:19 am

I will upload my map of Western Slovakia in few days. I used Bing sat textures downloaded in highest res, then resized to 16384*16384. The feeling of altitude, depth and speed is very pronounced once textures are hi-res. It is my 1st map, so the size is just 115x115 km and overall size over 4GB.

I tested also 8196*8196 textures but it is no good once you get taste of high-res.

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Re: Landscape with a best resolution ortho?

Post by 6266 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:25 am

juro wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:19 am
...I used Bing sat textures downloaded in highest res...
Sorry for always being the negative one but I can't help it.

Have you checked the copyrights and license restrictions?

If not, I found on an earlier research a price from another deliverer, not Bing. It was 20 Euro per square km. 115 km x 115 km x 20 Euro = 264.500 Euro. For safety reasons I would check it before publishing. Maybe I'm wrong and it's free, then it's good, but if not you should know what you do.
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Re: Landscape with a best resolution ortho?

Post by wickid » Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:09 pm

6266 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:25 am
juro wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:19 am
...I used Bing sat textures downloaded in highest res...
Sorry for always being the negative one but I can't help it.

Have you checked the copyrights and license restrictions?

If not, I found on an earlier research a price from another deliverer, not Bing. It was 20 Euro per square km. 115 km x 115 km x 20 Euro = 264.500 Euro. For safety reasons I would check it before publishing. Maybe I'm wrong and it's free, then it's good, but if not you should know what you do.
Yep, same with the OP above. This mod to MSFS breaks the google maps terms of service and he could face having to pay license fees for all the textures he downloaded for MSFS.
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