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Take of from Bolzano and fly 045 degrees. Climb to seven or eight thousand feet and the scenery in service 1 is stunning. Amongst the best I've seen yet in Tileproxy.Perhaps we ought to run a thread called great places to visit with Tileproxy.IAN

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Ian,I've thought that we should have such a thread (pinned, of course, so it doesn't get lost). I discovered Bolzen/Bolzano a few weeks ago following the autobahn down from Innsbruck. I agree, it's an exquisite site; a little flaky with the color mix (in places) but still beautiful.. one of the best! Canyons are my favorite dessert!As a second item for the list, The Danube has good resolution from the source to about halfway across Europe. At the moment I'm still in Wales near the Mach Loop... good coverage for this area also. Doing this one at 2.4mLoyd

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That's a great idea guys, lets ask The mods if they can make a sticky for these.And you have to include a screenshot or two, just so we can get the picture...How about this one: Take off from Escalante, Utah, head east over the Mesa towards the Henry Mountains then circle over canyonlands national park and the colorado river, a truly awesome mix of colours, rock formations and scenery. Will post some screens when I get home.

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Great shots Mark - presumably service 3?I did some shots around Bolzano, the Dolimites and Innsbruck but when I compreesed them, they didn't look so great (I need to reinstall Photoshop). Is that the same for you?Good Areas for Service 1:South West UK - Bristol (EGGD) all the way down to Lands EndMost of Wales particularly the Brecons and Snodonia Lake DistrictIbizaHollandNaples, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Cooast paricularly if you can use 30cm textures.Poor Areas for Service 1:ScotlandIsle of WightScilly IslesMajorcaMenorcaGeneral consensus on mapping & texture Quality:Nort America - Service 3Europe - Service 1Any successes in other parts of the world and the service used would be helpful.IAN

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In the North Cascades National Park and vicinity, the Skagit River runs out of the mountain valleys of some attractive high country.You can fly out of Skagit Regional [KBVS] following state route 20 (immediately south of the field) and the Skagit River eastward into the mountains.The route takes you from KBVS past WA56 and 3W5 at Concrete WA (near Lake Shannon). If you don't want to leave the river and fly all the way up to Washington Pass you can turn around at Diablo Lake and return.There are no other fields until crossing the pass so you might want to choose amphibious or a "bush" plane so you have some way to put down while in the mountains. Service 3 / 2.4mLoyd

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Nice flight Loyd. pity about the compression of the pics. It looks better that that in Tileproxy and well worth the fiight.I did the lake district UK again last night and forgot how really good that looks. The standard mesh fits perfectly and the textures are consistent over the whole area with great water to land on if you like doing that.IAN

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Nice flight Loyd. pity about the compression of the pics. It looks better that that in Tileproxy and well worth the fiight.I did the lake district UK again last night and forgot how really good that looks. The standard mesh fits perfectly and the textures are consistent over the whole area with great water to land on if you like doing that.IAN
Not being from the UK, I'm not familiar with "Lake District"... do you have a centralized airport designation I should start from? or a Lat/Lon limit for the area?Loyd

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Not being from the UK, I'm not familiar with "Lake District"... do you have a centralized airport designation I should start from? or a Lat/Lon limit for the area?Loyd
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=5....469177&z=9Closest airports are Barrow (Walney Island) (EGNL), head north east towards Windermere, Coniston and Keswick (beautiful part of the world). You could also head south west out of Carlisle (EGNC). Flying between the two will take you over the heart of the Lake District.Really is a beautiful part of the world, a shame most of the towns are underwater at the moment with the floods.CheersNoel

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The Lake District (UK)... what a pretty area -"Small and low" though it may be - at least it seems that way compared to the Rockies!I thought it needed "low and moderately slow" to enjoy so I started with the Cub.Then when I got over to the NE corner I decided to drop down to the Ultralight.But that was a little too slow so I kicked it to 2X. What a blast!Now, thought I, all that is needed to make it a real fun place is to use the location for an Ultralight Rally! In multiplayer.We just need to have someone who knows the area be leader and we could play "follow the leader".I'm going to try it with just FS Recorder and fly wit meself, I'm thinking...Thanks, Noel, for the map link; I had it pretty close but hadn't found but one of the towns you mentioned. I love it!Loyd

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The Lake District (UK)... what a pretty area -"Small and low" though it may be - at least it seems that way compared to the Rockies!I thought it needed "low and moderately slow" to enjoy so I started with the Cub.Then when I got over to the NE corner I decided to drop down to the Ultralight.But that was a little too slow so I kicked it to 2X. What a blast!Now, thought I, all that is needed to make it a real fun place is to use the location for an Ultralight Rally! In multiplayer.We just need to have someone who knows the area be leader and we could play "follow the leader".I'm going to try it with just FS Recorder and fly wit meself, I'm thinking...Thanks, Noel, for the map link; I had it pretty close but hadn't found but one of the towns you mentioned. I love it!Loyd
HE HE !!!, Yes indeed Loyd, you yanks are well and truly spoiled for scenery over there, what little mountains and wild stuff we have is the size of a carpark compared to the vast expanses in the Western USA. There are some nice mountains in Scotland, I dont know what the coverage is like on service 1, but I just brought Horizon simulations western Isles product, which is at 60cm resolution. I will investigate. Thanks for the flight plan , it works a treat, and yes, I was flying the wrong route !! Talking of amazing places to fly, have any of you guys discovered Jacksons Hole in Wyoming? Did a flight there last night and was blown away!! Will post some piccies later. Cheers,MarkEdit: I asked if they could make this thread a sticky and Jeremy kindly obliged, so we can post our discoveries of great places to fly Tileproxy here from now on. Screenshots may disappear after a month however....

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Great Thread - I have fs host and teamspeak running for the Team AVSIM Round The World race practice, and I would be more than happy to host a fly in

HE HE !!!, Yes indeed Loyd, you yanks are well and truly spoiled for scenery over there, what little mountains and wild stuff we have is the size of a carpark compared to the vast expanses in the Western USA. There are some nice mountains in Scotland, I dont know what the coverage is like on service 1, but I just brought Horizon simulations western Isles product, which is at 60cm resolution. I will investigate. Thanks for the flight plan , it works a treat, and yes, I was flying the wrong route !! Talking of amazing places to fly, have any of you guys discovered Jacksons Hole in Wyoming? Did a flight there last night and was blown away!! Will post some piccies later. Cheers,MarkEdit: I asked if they could make this thread a sticky and Jeremy kindly obliged, so we can post our discoveries of great places to fly Tileproxy here from now on. Screenshots may disappear after a month however....

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I wouldn't bother with Scotland Mark, I've spent some time up there trying different settings, but the resolution of the images isn't up to much. I flew from Edingburg to Glasgow and back, had a hop around Inverness and down Loch Ness and it's not up to much unfortunately.Never mind, lots of other great places to see.IAN

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How about this, Moab, Utah, great quality coverage and amazing scenery and colours = VFR heaven.......Moab, Utah:2009-11-29_22-4-49-444.jpg2009-11-29_22-4-59-608.jpg2009-11-29_22-6-8-919.jpg And the old favourite, Grand Teton national Park 2009-11-25_22-30-4-570.jpg2009-11-25_22-40-51-627.jpg2009-11-25_22-43-9-325.jpg2009-11-25_22-46-35-948.jpg2009-11-25_22-44-35-20.jpg Cheers, Mark

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Looks like I'll be taking my next flight at Moab then Mark but I think I may have to free up some hard drive space first.IAN

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Great thread. My tip is Hawaii. With a 10m freeware mesh from avisim the north coast cliffs of molokai are just awesome. And also that little island west of barking sands. In fact anywhere in Hawaii with service 3 is certainly worth a visit :(

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Flew from Bolzano up through the mountains and accross to Venice. Once you are out of the mountains, it's a bit flat for a few miles but Venice is worth a look. Best from 2000 feet or so though but the Grand Union Canal is there in all it's glory.Service 1.IAN

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Hey Ian, I have only made one attempt at Europe and service 1, i tried the Val D'Aosta, but did not have great results. Perhaps a bit of tinkering with settings required ! Will have a look over the Holidays.BTW, I did a flight last night over Arizona, there is some amazing colours there out in the painted desert and surroundings. Will post up shots later...Cheers,Mark

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I had this location bookmarked but don't recall following it up until this evening... Great locations to view in Flashearth...Did you know some of the famous Crop Circles are quite in evidence near Barnsley along the M1 in the UK?There might be any number of other locations with decent resolution to explore listed on this page:http://www.dnronline.com/earth_map.phpI even stumbled onto a massive impact crater in Central Australia once; I don't remember the name or exactly where it was but when I find it again I'll post it...Loyd

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I found some great on one of my around the world flights from Elko, Nevada to Empire Nevada (KEKO -> NV77) and I saw some really great scenery with lots of ridges and mountains, and they looked great with Service 1 and 3. I prefer Service 1's color but the colors change between level mapping while Service 3s color remains similar throughout all levels. There are few farms on the way and very small towns, which gives you an idea about life in Nevada apart from Las Vegas! Photoscenery leaves default FSX scenery in the dust, and with default scenery I'm betting all you'll see is a desert with no crop circles or farms, and at Elko you might not even see a small city/town.Elko: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=40.826704&a...r=0&src=msaSome Crop Circles on the way: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=40.847113&a...r=0&src=msaEmpire (which has a runway that's impossible to find!): http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=40.847113&a...r=0&src=msa

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Hi everyone! My fav places to fly around are near my city (Genoa IT), Italian Alps near Aosta and (see below) Geneve Lake (CH) all with Service 2 (VE).

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One of my favorite places in the Rockies... just north of the Colorado River and Glenwood Springs (KGWS) - and northwest of KEGE: in the White River National Forest.. The "Hightops" plateau region. I just loves me some canyons!Locationat the top of Grizzly Creek CanyonApproach to Glenwood SpringsNot the 'best' imagery (yet) but maybe someday it'll get better...Loyd

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Hey Loyd, ( Happy New year !!) are you using FS Earth for that neat little map attachment there? Cheers, Mark

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Hey Loyd, ( Happy New year !!) are you using FS Earth for that neat little map attachment there? Cheers, Mark
And a Happy New Year to you also, Mark!No, it's Plan-G... http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/Was just about to add this... but you gotta love mountains... KTEX elev 2767m (Telluride Colorado) at 2.4m svc3You can also head just about any direction from here. I just came back up from a run down to Cortez (KCEZ) following The Dolores River/Hwy 145.Loyd

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I think this location was pointed out in another thread some time ago and I did a 'tour' at 5m/svc3.It's better still at 2.4m (level 16)...Glacier National Park - kind of like the Lakes District 'on steroids'. It's almost too much; too extensive to absorb.For a 'sample', fly out of 49S or fly across the heart of the area 49S to KFCA.Loyd

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