[jhb_airlines] Photo Scenery

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "JHB Email List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:58:38 -0000

To UK users the concept of photo scenery is old hat - anyone with VFGM has
accepted it as normal and we forget that most FS users elsewhere in the
world are still looking at synthetic scenery. That is why a post on AVSIM is
creating a lot of interest at the moment - the author having managed to port
Google Earth data into FSX itself.

I have no idea how this works and he's not giving any details out either -
but you can see the potential. Google's high res coverage isn't that massive
right now but that is only a matter of time - it is the concept that is
intriguing. I'd love to know how he's managed to get Google data to stream
into FSX and how it is correctly located but I doubt we'll ever find this
out. Some screenshots at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71882461@N00/sets/72157594413142755/show for
the curious, however if you have GenX you've seen it all before - it's just
a different location.


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