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How far away are we from this scenery in P3D?

Will P3D V4 be just an upgrade to 64 bit or will there be scenery enhancements?

 

 

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1 hour ago, ukplane1 said:

How far away are we from this scenery in P3D?

Will P3D V4 be just an upgrade to 64 bit or will there be scenery enhancements?

Years ago I wondered when we would be able to marry flight sim w/ Google Earth.   I guessed the pathway to get there seems to me to be thru streaming, not downloading and paying for sections of scenery w/ the massive storage required.  No matter what P3D V4 offers, this ultimately is where it need to go once the data for 3D is present to access by streaming, which would change the whole architecture of flight simming.  I, for one, will be happy when all the tweaking disappears and we have a stable flight sim solution going forward.   This will happen and when it does there will be larger market for it I believe.  Many people don't want to be bothered by the advanced knowledge it takes to make sims like P3D work in plug n play fashion in 2017.

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Very nice vid.

Thanks for sharing.

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Yep that is awesome scenery, you'd think by now we'd have something like this in at least one of the flight sims, closest we have is Aerofly FS2

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Looks kinda bad to me. The color is good but the weird shapes are distracting.

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30 minutes ago, Henry Street said:

Looks kinda bad to me. The color is good but the weird shapes are distracting.

There's always one!

I don't know, but to me the flightsim community cerainly know how to look on the dak side

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22 minutes ago, philmurfin said:

There's always one!

I don't know, but to me the flightsim community cerainly know how to look on the dak side

Yep, something about 20 years working in aerial photography will make you sensitive to crappy scenery.

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Wow.  I too had always wondered if this day would come.  I think we may have just glimpsed what may eventually be the future of scenery for flight simulation.  There are a few problems to sort out regarding panning and external aircraft views, sure but....think of all of the advantages....there are many!  No holding huge scenery collections on local disk for example, and also having the entire google earth database to fly around - enormous!

Thanks for sharing!

Mark

 

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Great urban video !

 

I did a comparison months ago on landscape area. I regretted weather environment and lights control among other things...

 

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1 hour ago, vbazillio said:

Great urban video !

 

I did a comparison months ago on landscape area. I regretted weather environment and lights control among other things...

 

Vincent, if you could make the same flight icw photo scenery + custom AG it would probably look about the same...

Examples :

- Approach Salzburg  

 

- Turning to final ( Frankfurt )

 

 

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35 minutes ago, GSalden said:

Vincent, if you could make the same flight icw photo scenery + custom AG it would probably look about the same...

Examples :

- Approach Salzburg  

 

- Turning to final ( Frankfurt )

 

 

I never get tired of watching your amazing setup!

Guess I should be thankful though I don't have that kind of setup myself because then I would probably never leave the flight deck :laugh: 

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How far?

Very far, I would say. Google has shut down the free GoogleEarth API recently, as I suppose they will close every other option that may give us access to their data for free. A commercial license to only use their online StaticMaps API in a flightsim application is already 10000 € annually (that is ten thousand). Imagine what they will charge for their 3D data once they become aware that someone is using it. Google could have just opened up their GE flightsim for 3rd party development, if they were into that kind of thing. Instead they chose to limit our access to GE even further.

While it looks like there are many GIS- or earth imaging sites not charging for their data, in reality, if you really want to use that data, it suddenly is not free at all. The same is true for aviation related sites like FlightRadar or FlightAware.

Best regards

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Does anyone know if this would be possible in p3d v4?

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1 hour ago, ukplane1 said:

Does anyone know if this would be possible in p3d v4?

Sure , LM does ...

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Very nice. I doubt, that it will be something which can be combined, though... Google has already closed down usage of their ortho-scenery for TileProxy... 

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