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Hello, I basically have Canada, and N. America covered in FSGenesis mesh. Due to a recent job loss I have not enough money to purchase for the rest of the world. I noticed that simviation has a global terrain mesh. http://www.simviation.com/fsdterrainsrtm.htm Has anyone been using this and how do they feel about it? Thanks, Josh

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Howdy, I have noticed quite a few reads on the post but no one has tried this mesh yet. I am starting to wonder if it is worth the time invested to d/l this stuff. Thanks, Josh

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Hi Josh,I assume that quite a few people are using his files but they do have some unfortunate issues regarding coverage: http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...4&topic_id=2210I'd suggest using the files from other authors who used the same data and did a great job with the compilation. Search the library for Andy Weir, Yohann Baptiste, and Pietro Mauri and pick the regions you're interested in.I've uploaded a few areas outside of North America, like the Himalayas, the Alps, and Namibia; search for Holger Sandmann.Cheers, Holger

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Howdy, Thank You Sir... Yeah I will look into the others Thanks again. Happy Landings, Josh

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I have downloaded the entire mesh from FSGlobal http://www.fsproject.com/mesh_maps/World_Mesh_MAP.htmland, not tried your server but it likely to be the same data ...1) I actual bought a cheap FS-terrain (Justflight) so had US and Europe from this purchase2) From FSGlobal I have installed... New Zealand : installation a bit naff - must go in base Australia : East Asia : automated install Central Asia : manual but sensible install Himilaya (38m) : manual but sensible install 3) Not yet installed central and south America.Apart from the different install methods I have not yet foundany problems with the FSGlobal mesh, though have only tried somefavorite places to fly. New-Zealand had to go in BASE directoryas it would not be recognised if installed in a different directory;I guess this is a problem of the mesh size definition for these fileswhich does not supersede the default 1.2km mesh.Of course you have no come back on spikes or holes, but I haven notyet found any. The main problem is the download time - I am luckyas I have access to a terabit connection and their server is fast.I recommend you try one area of interest, it is easy to addand remove scenery references in FS9.Regards

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Sorry, thank you for pointing my error out.The free download is the FSProject, whereas FSGlobalis a pay product.

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Hi there,and the original poster asked about the freeware global add-on mesh at simviation, which is different from the freeware files at fsproject. I haven't tried the latter so can't comment on them.Cheers, Holger

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I have had that freeware global mesh on my FS9 for a long time. I downloaded all of it. It took me awhile and I have cable. It helps to have a way to download many files one after another automatically and also have an unzipper to unzip a bunch at once. I used a freeware program called "unzipthemall". I find that the mesh is good. What I did was I have it for the whole globe and then I have added other freeware meshes for specific areas which are 38 m mesh on top of it. So where ever I don't have 38 m mesh the area is still covered by this 70 m mesh. My entire world is therefore covered.Mike

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I have used it with no problem - I simply download an area that I intend flying in - and delete it when I have finished in that area.Barry

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