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let TileProxy create an offline scenery

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Hi,first, thank you so much Christian for creating this masterpiece of software !!!But in my enthusiasm i'm thinking a little bit about the consequences : this software works pretty great, in the future allmost every FSX-user has an fast internet-connection - think about what woulfd happen if all FSX-users (or maybe many of them) will use this software ?If any of us would own a server with a free service of satellite pictures - how would we react if only a litlle amount of users are producing the most traffic ?Maybe i'm thinking too dark in the furture, but what about the possibility, to let Tileproxy or an other application create an offline scenery ? Under flying Tileproxy is producing "FSX-scenery" all the time - so in my opinion it should be not such a huge step to convert these textures to one large "offline-texture-paket" - but please correct me, if i'm wrong.Thanks jaroslave

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Creating offline scenery is the clearest violation of copyright and terms of service.I consider Tileproxy working in a "gray area" so far, as it can also work without saving any of the data to disk. And even when the data is saved to disk it is meant as a cache, and not for long term storage.If you clearly want to cross the line to copyright violation, use tools like "FS Earth Tiles" and "Maps2BGL". These download and convert the scenery for you into something you can keep permanently.The best free data sets covering the whole earth are Landsat images in 18m resolution and false color (due to the type of sensors they were taken with). Sure you could set up a free server with this data, but who would like to use such low quality images in the sim?Christian

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Hi Christian,thank you for your answer.Keep on going this great work !jaroslave

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