Sesquashtoo

Now generating Spain and Portugal in the background with GO2

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Will post some pics after the first few flights! Can't wait!

Ses

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Looking forward to new screen shots. Keep them coming.

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Also on the topic of Spain.  Is there already Spain UHD freeware Photoscenery already available?

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32 minutes ago, tonywob said:

Let me know how you get on :-)

I was going to use BI, but chickened out...and went for GO2, of which I know will generate very well...:)

If all of Spain and Portugal (can't wait for Lisbon!) are at GO2, I can't imagine too many snafu's with color, tile to tile...:)

I'm soon going to need to flow all this to the new 8TB My Book...installed today.

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17 minutes ago, Anxu00 said:

What's GO2?

The Google Map Server #2

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36 minutes ago, tonywob said:

Let me know how you get on :-)

Will do....

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Welcome to Bilbao, Spain...:

These are with GO2 as the source. I am right now re-cutting with BI(ng), 'cuase I like the look of most BI tiles I have created elsewhere. That's what nice about this program, you can do whatever you want..and whenever you want...

 

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Here's around Lisbon, Portugal, re-cut with BI as the source. In my opinion, much better and clearer.  Both the GO2 and BI were at their zl17 ratings, but I think that the sat camera's that BI uses, might be a little more higher resolution. Don't know...just guessing...

The shots around Bilbao, Spain, are ok...but I am re-cutting with BI there,too..and will be much better, at least for my Ortho viewing standards. :)

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Well, this is my map of my final foray into Europe. This is the flight arena, that interests me. I have just started a 97 tile capture of the entirety of Portugal, and Spain.

Yep..97 tiles at zl17/19/2

I've enjoyed the sample tiles I created for parts of Portugal and Spain. Two very beautiful and diverse countries. Will enjoy taking longs flights over the 'real world' when all tiles have generated. BI(ng) gives the best visuals. That was what my testing this evening was about...settling on a source for both countries.

Final_Europe.jpg

Cheers,

Goodnight, all! :)

Ses

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2 hours ago, HumptyDumpty said:

Mitch how many storage units do you have ? that looks bloody huge

Hi Zulfiqar,

I have four  8TB My Books, one 5 TB, one 4 TB, and three 2TB's, so 47 TB's in total.

This is only the European Map.  Of course there is already North America...that is done up and down both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. I also have the Mexican Riviera done as well.  The only thing I don't have tile shoulder-to-shoulder upon North America, are the middle Plains. I have left that region as XP11 Default. Good enough for the FL's...

What's the best of Ortho I found? It is this...that not one square mile of the hundreds of thousands of square miles I have generated since the start of getting seriously into Ortho, is repeated. Hell...not an inch is repeated in any way, such as constantly with synthetic ground textures driven by land-class files.  I mean...I have thousands of dollars of Orbx this 'n that...and when I look at it now, in running P3D or FSX, the first thing that comes to mind...is...fake, a synthetic representation. It looks like a computer game. It has really ruined the experience there, for zl17 ortho, self-generated with this simply must-have, FANTASTIC program; Ortho4XP, has ruined the MS-based flight experience for me. That's why I haven't even purchased P3D 4.x yet. I see all the screen shots of others that have...and look at the scenery, and just...well...cringe. I know that sounds harsh...but it is the truth at my end.  Each to their own...and for those that prefer that, over well-done veritus orthophoto....all is good!

I snuck a look at the the soon-to-be-released Orbx OpenLC South America...looked at the pics posted... and cringed. :mellow:

To see a private property...that is EXACTLY how it looks like in placement...the outbuildings...the farmland, and their borders around them all...tree-lines...EVERYTHING Zulfiqar, ...is so astonishing, when you realize that you are seeing this inside a created world...XP 11 'virtual space', and you only merely have to view the ACTUAL real-world .jpg picture taken from Space...and then look at the Orhto4XP generation of that picture into a 100 percent 'custom' flight simulator scenery texture, that together seamed, creates the tile you're flying over...well...there is NOTHING that can match it. Nothing! No other texture, other than from real-world sat shots, no other flight sim platform. We'll see what comes of creating your own scenery later, with AF2. The jury is open for that. :)

Each to their own, of course....but I see P3D (x), FSX(x) and FS9 (x) now as a stepping stone, to the day that I could take off, with a flight simulator, and fly over yep...the real world.  XP11 64 bit, and Ortho4XP tiles generated at zl17/19/2 has finally after all these years in the hobby (from 1978-2017) continuous, one form or another, one computer platform or another...now has arrived.

That's why I don't even fly anymore with an XP11 overlay in daylight. That itself, masks out the 'marrow of the bones' in this simply fabulous usage experience. I don't need animated cars travelling along the roads. I have the REAL car, truck, camper, image-upon-roadway, that was captured at the time of the satellite camera shot...and THEY are on the real roads, highways, and interstates...with the curious happening, that my mind now 'animates' them....as I fly over them. I 'see' in my mind's eye, as moving on down the roadway. And, being of different shapes and sizes, as caught in the .jpg of the sat shot..looks to my mind's eye now, more real, then the animated cars and trucks of even XP itself. 

I can't tell you how elated as a flight simulator enthusiast, I am, with  having the simply and DEADLY, XP11/Ortho4XP combo at my beck 'n call.

Also...there was NOTHING that would bring my wife into the Den, in ALL THESE YEARS, to be part of this, other than to bring me a cup of coffee, if I asked for it, as she swung by the kitchen on her way past the Den door, or to come to the door to tell me this n' that...or that she needs me for same....but now...she might say; "Hon...are you wanting to flight sim right now?"  "Nope...". "Good...I'm going to for 1/2 an hour".

Ever since she stood over my shoulder on a coffee hand-off...and saw the Ortho4XP of Myrtle Beach, weeks ago...AND....asked if that was the Gay Dolphin on the downtown strand (which BLEW MY MIND!), with my saying; "..why yes, it is, sweetie"..., she has become very good with the Eclipse 550 (her all-raving favorite!) and has burned through hundreds of  gallons of virtual jet fuel...since that day. 

I'd have to say, that it was Ortho4XP at zl17/19/2 and XP 11, that converted HER, to being a Flight Simulator Enthusiast.

Cheers,

From Mich n' the Missus :biggrin: 

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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Zulfi just pointed me to this thread !

I'm so away from being able to download anything now, for my XP11.... and my disk so small ( have to buy a decent SSD )...

Can you please show me how it is looking near my airfield ?

LPMN ( Montemor-o-Novo )

 

 

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Ya Mitch , it's totally a different experience, India  never had good ortho at least till a year back  but now the coverage is very good and I truly enjoy flying at least the southern area. I can see my house and all the places. 

You have done Alaska / BC ? if yes then what source did you use ? are the orthos good e.g. no discoloration

I am currently on the road to doing Kruger / Africa and its simply breathtaking when I hit the mountains else its more of a flat land. I am planning on touching areas around DRC / Kenya too.

Do you think I could borrow your storage for a few months ?

 

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1 hour ago, jcomm said:

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Zulfi just pointed me to this thread !

I'm so away from being able to download anything now, for my XP11.... and my disk so small ( have to buy a decent SSD )...

Can you please show me how it is looking near my airfield ?

LPMN ( Montemor-o-Novo )

 

 

I will be most happy to, Jcomm, but...but...don't get pi*sed off at me, if after seeing, you DUMP everything else and honk on, after this, like a duck-to-water!  You've been warned, LOL...and you won't be able to blame me thereon-after!  LOL :anonymose:

As soon as I finish generating both entire countries, I plan to create a visual trans-country flight with snaps every ten or so miles, to show exactly what I am typing about...that never, never, is there one repeated land-class shape, farm field shape, farm properties, suburbs, rurals....(each is generated into a texture by the very satellite capture ) over the entire flight path. I'd have to say, that XP11, with 'flying' over tiles generated from real-life sat textures, has been the best and most convincing flight simulation experience to date, in the pursuit of this hobby. It is what I had ALWAYS sought, since the days of the Atari 800 and 1040.  

"Ladies and Gentlemen, the flight has arrived at the gate...."

Cheers,

Mitch 'n Missus, ( I have to include her now, LOL!) :biggrin:

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53 minutes ago, HumptyDumpty said:

Ya Mitch , it's totally a different experience, India  never had good ortho at least till a year back  but now the coverage is very good and I truly enjoy flying at least the southern area. I can see my house and all the places. 

You have done Alaska / BC ? if yes then what source did you use ? are the orthos good e.g. no discoloration

I am currently on the road to doing Kruger / Africa and its simply breathtaking when I hit the mountains else its more of a flat land. I am planning on touching areas around DRC / Kenya too.

Do you think I could borrow your storage for a few months ?

 

I actually have not done Alaska, or its equal in Canada, (have done B.C., though...) Vancouver is deadly!...not the NW Territories, as it was not actually comprised by XP, the last time I looked at it. So...nothing there for that. I still can...tons of room for that, yet. I have just below Alaska, with also no 'Plains' provinces within Canada.  Flatlands just don't interest me. I need lakes/ocean/mountains to make me push the generate button...lol.

Post Edit:  I used BI(ng).  Played around with others...but I still go back to BI as my 'go-to'. It is also a faster compile experience with using that source. At least, in my experience, thereof.

I probably will do Alaska, for as much as it is there in XP11. It was in XP10...but there were still places that were not manifested the last time I scoped it out.

Mitch n' Missus.

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Thx Mitch, really looking forward into it :-)

XP11 ( Steam ) is here to stay, sharing my flightsim partition with IL2 Battle of ...

DCS ( Steam ) might rejoin latter.... depending on how DCS will grow in Steam...

But X-Plane 11 is very very attractive and smooth now on my rig, and I really like even the default weather graphics... 

Just looking forward for Austin's Magic due XP11.10 :-)

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

I actually have not done Alaska, or in Canada, the NW Territories, as it was not actually comprised by XP, the last time I looked at it. So...nothing there for that. I still can...tons of room for that, yet. I have just below Alaska, with also no 'Plains' provinces within Canada.  Flatlands just don't interest me. I need lakes/ocean/mountains to make me push the generate button...lol.

I probably will do Alaska, for as much as it is there in XP11. It was in XP10...but there were still places that were not manifested the last time I scoped it out.

Mitch n' Missus.

Alaska / BC coverage is not good , but do try it. 

Cheeers

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54 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Thx Mitch, really looking forward into it :-)

XP11 ( Steam ) is here to stay, sharing my flightsim partition with IL2 Battle of ...

DCS ( Steam ) might rejoin latter.... depending on how DCS will grow in Steam...

But X-Plane 11 is very very attractive and smooth now on my rig, and I really like even the default weather graphics... 

Just looking forward for Austin's Magic due XP11.10 :-)

 

 

 

Yeppers, me too. BTW, at Lisbon...I had one shot that really showed that bridge and all the support cables...it comes across really nice in the ortho capture. I'll certainly do a fly around for you, Mr. Lisbon Guy! :) The 'view' will be at zl17/19/2.

If you look at the test shots above (shot 2 holds the bridge in the far left of the pic ) that I did at Lisbon with BI, you can just make it out to the left in the distance...was foggy when xEnviro did its thing...

Later,...

Mitch and the Missus ( who now fight the other off, to get to the 'cockpit'....   Lord...what have I done?  Should have kept the Den door locked....dang!)

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Superb shots, Mitch. I'm not on XP11 yet, But I will soon. Can I ask you a question. You certainly know photoscenery in FSX/P3D, freeware and payware. How does Ortho compare to this?

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1 hour ago, bernd1151 said:

Superb shots, Mitch. I'm not on XP11 yet, But I will soon. Can I ask you a question. You certainly know photoscenery in FSX/P3D, freeware and payware. How does Ortho compare to this?

"Oh my Gawd!", Bernd1151, you wanna fly over YOUR home, YOUR town/city, YOUR state...fly over the main street that connects to the side-street your home sits off of? Want all that?

Ortho4XP and XP11 

Compared to Ortho-for-purchase, for any MS-based flight sim, I'd honestly have to say that your self-generated zl17(or even 18)/19/2 with such sources within Ortho4XP like BI(ng)  Bing Map Servers, gives the most veritus, true-to-life ground representation, that can be had while flight simming.  I have seen MS-based ortho, and (personal opinion in play), it still looks like a pastel cartoon, to me. I think that also has to do with the fact it is either P3D, or FSX that it is rendering with.  XP11 is truly, a different bird.

Ortho4XP driving XP11, with high feature settings, has the right color, depth-of-field, and can totally convince your mind, that you are seeing 3D, even with NO AUTOGEN, because of the excellent rendering of 3D-height cues...such as sun-cast (time-of-day-cast) shadows falling from the real world object, either a tree, sign, building, all of it. Because of that, I no longer use an autogen overlay of any kind, for daylight flight ops.  At zl17, the clarity is so great...no matter what the altitude EVEN IN THE FIRST STAGES OF ROTATION!....that the shadows cast from the so-called by others, flat ground objects, sends the right signals to the brain, that there is height-above-the-ground, to that object. Totally believable. Totally! You might also want to track down BlueFX and try the Extra Gloomy pre-set.  The colors will simply POP out at you...great depth of color...looks like the great colors that could be had in FS9. What they ever did to go to the washed out pastels of FSX and then P3D (with FS9's color pallet as the water-mark) ...beat's the heck outta me! Look at all the texture (color) saturation programs, and file tweaks that came out for P3D, because of such as that.

Don't forget, if you decide to get into this fully...that there are a TON of advanced generations features, that reside within the Ortho4XP.cfg file.  Turn these on..such as Terrain Casts Shadows, and even more...will be your veritus real-world flight enjoyment. I have them all on...and the results, drop my jaw to the desktop, even now, with each flight.  The spatial lighting system of XP11 itself, further adds to the visuals, that yep...THERE you are...and that dang Mosquito, is too! :)  "Oh look...you missed that trim on the bush to the left of your doorway... BI(ng) caught that from Space...oh well"....it is, what it is...LOLOLOLOLOL!

Generations set to zl17 (or zl18)/zl19 for 2 km's surrounding all your airports and airfields....you do this...and you will be flying for the very first time, over truly, the real world. If the sat shots could catch the mosquito that was about to land on you, while cutting the grass...it would be there, too!

How's that for an answer....?

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