There are now a few projects which have come up with the algorithm to
remove data from Google Earth. One which was a highly popular little
Flight Sim style game (up down left right over some photo scenery of
popular cities) even had a section of the code he used posted on his
site for a while. However it got taken down. |
I think the images are all still owned by getmapping etc rather than
google so it probably would just be a similar deal to the current
license setups with JustFlight/Horizon.
The code I've seen used in applications so far streamed the images on
the fly as with GE. So would probably be bandwidth prohibitive.
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.
Including Scotland and Ireland <G>
Looks interesting, but as you know the Google Earth can be a bit
At best it can be excellent, but otherwise can be a bit 'patchy'
You will find that the States will have good cover, with the rest of
the world, away from populated areas, not so good.
I wonder what will happen with the licence arrangement, should it go
Will it include better quality data than the free version of Google