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tonywob

Norway Pro (Work in Progress)

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Norway is a fantastic country for scenery and aviation, but unfortunately the default scenery is somewhat lacking in detail. The data inside OpenStreetMap is minimal and there is quite a lot missing. Therefore, I've started worked on a scenery for Norway which makes use of the following:

  • Country-wide data generated from kartverket vector data. This data includes the following:
    • Full coverage for forest and woodland
    • Full Road and Rail network
    • Most major buildings, e.g. Hospitals, schools, factories
    • Location of industrial, agricultural and residential zones, cities, towns, etc.
    • Treelines in agricultural areas
    • Accurate VFR landmarks such as masts, communication towers, light-houses, windfarms
    • No trees and shrubs all over the airports, yay!!!
  • Autogen-based residential zones using custom Scandinavian-style buildings generated with W2XP
  • European city centres similar in style to Czech/Slovak scenery I did.
  • Other data taken from OpenStreetMap where available (e.g. Tall buildings, obstacles, piers)
Here are a couple of early preview shots of the scenery, these are taken around Trøndheim and Bergen:

Alabeo_R66_1.jpg

 

Combined with photoscenery, although it's autogen-based, the outlines of towns/villages and woodland are fairly accurate:

Alabeo_R66_3.jpg

 

The scenery works well without photoscenery, as shown in these shots below:

Alabeo_R66_5.jpg

 

Alabeo_R66_6.jpg

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Fantastic! I've been hoping for something like this since 95% of my simming is done in Norway:-)

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Oh... that's like my dreams come true Tony!

Looking foward to see it released! :)) Thankyou!

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There is no decent photoscenery for Norway as far as I know. I generated a few tiles myself, but the default textures actually look better in some areas because of severe discolouration

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Steve Orbtx is only Genuinely compatible with FSX or P3D  

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Is it compatible with Orbx Norway?

 

This is for X-Plane only.

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Sorry guys, wrong forum for Orbx. I also use X-plane

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Well, all I can say: Orbx Norway was in trouble against the UHD Mesh, with the addition of Norway Pro, they simply are out of the competition. Well they have bridges and a lot of flying buildings.

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It works beautifully with UHD or HD Mesh v3, and I'm doing my best to make it look good without photoscenery.

 

 

Excellent! I love to fly there. How long will it take until we can try?

 

I want to create some more building styles, but I'm also having to try and work out how to use the data that is available. The road data is very good, but it isn't classified enough to get the detail I want (e.g. What is a residential road, and what isn't), so I'm still trying to work out how to improve the scenery.

 

If anyone here speaks Norwegian, I could really do with some help hunting around for additional data (Lots of it isn't in English) :-)

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Well, this would definitely put Norway high up on the list of places I want to fly in XP!

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Thanks for all the comments. I've found some better data for the roads and after some processing I've merged it into the data I have. I've also used custom roads which are more suited to Norway, i.e. Less street-lighting, smaller residential roads, etc..

 

Here are a few more screenshots, these are all taken with HD Mesh v3 only (UHD also works very nicely) and no photoscenery:

 

What would a picture of Norway be without the northern lights?

Alabeo_R66_1.jpg

 

This is the city of Bergen showing the busy port used by cruise ships starting their journey into the Fjords.

Alabeo_R66_2.jpg

 

I envy these people who live here and have that view, I don't envy them when they have to walk down to the city :-).

Alabeo_R66_3.jpg

 

This shows some autogen mixed in with real buildings. Most large buildings will be correct. I'm still hunting around for better data here to improve it.

Alabeo_R66_4.jpg

 

The terrain is very steep, and lots of the houses are nestled onto the side of hills. (Unfortunately I don't think I made the basement areas big enough, so I need to fix this ;-))

Alabeo_R66_5.jpg

 

Here are a few with photo scenery (if you're lucky enough to find any areas which aren't discoloured and blurry).

 

Alabeo_R66_6.jpg

Alabeo_R66_7.jpg

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Holy smokes, that is looking superb.  Will be moving my FSE operations over to Norway for awhile once this is out!

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It works beautifully with UHD or HD Mesh v3, and I'm doing my best to make it look good without photoscenery.

 

 

 

I want to create some more building styles, but I'm also having to try and work out how to use the data that is available. The road data is very good, but it isn't classified enough to get the detail I want (e.g. What is a residential road, and what isn't), so I'm still trying to work out how to improve the scenery.

 

If anyone here speaks Norwegian, I could really do with some help hunting around for additional data (Lots of it isn't in English) :-)

 

I can see you found my hometown Bergen:-) Looks really really good! The 1st and 2nd shot almost looks real(as far as a sim can go anyway) and much better then any FTX-scenery has ever given, although I've been quite happy with FTX Norway in P3D. The third shot looks like its not too far from Øvre Fyllingsvei where I used to live for a couple of years! So cool to see this work in progress:-)

 

As for help with translating stuff, I could always try to help out a bit, just let me know what you need and I'll see what I can do!

 

Again, awesome stuff!

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