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So, Terrascene...work or not?

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Harry,No-one seems to have answered your last question.Yes, it would be possible but there is probably little point in it.If you are going to go to the trouble of extracting and repackaging the srtm dem data then you may as well just make a file that TerraScene will understand.I have some utilities that I've written that will do this for SRTM30 data GTOPO30 data (same thing) or GLOBE data. I could probably expand this to handle the 1 and 3 metre data.I'll take a look.CheersColin

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Hi All,I tried to do a terrascene of KPSP tonight and it still works when you unchecked the relief shading in the render option. Question, is it necessary to delete the "Data" generated or not and what will be the consequences? I noticed long time ago when I deleted the data I get a raw data not found when I'm in FLY2 in some certain areas.thanks.chris_CAhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137979.jpg

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I think this could still be usefull (even with the CD's available) if this data can be used for terrascene outside the US.It would also give users with highspeed internet connections the option to just download the freely available data and the utility. Could be quicker.Greetings,Harry

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I can make DVD copies for others as well. I'm a little lost on where this thread is though. What exactly is on the CD/DVD? Is it EVERYTHING TS2 needs to create scenery, or just the elevation for shading and TS pulls the landclass etc from the USGS site?Regardless, I'd be happy to send DVD/shipping costs to anyone that wants it and also just as happy to help burn/distribute the CD/DVD.Anyone can contact me at:pieterm@myway.comDondo

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Chris,1. Before you ever slice the scenery, you should have a new "clean" data directory. If you have anything in the data directory, move it to a temporary safe location, leaving data empty. If you don't do this, TS files generated for making scenery may mix in with your regular files, leaving quite a mess. It then makes it difficult, in some cases, to properly clean up the temp TS files without damaging other items.2. Yes, you should delete all of the data, once you have created the PODs and placed them in the scenery folder. Then simply move all of your regular data files back in.It's great to know that you can still get the USGS files for scenery-slicing. It appears that the only thing not available right now is the 7.5 DEMs. That's better than nothing, but the difference in quality made by relief-shading is astounding - I would prefer not to make US scenery without it, since we can still obtain the data from Frank's discs.

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Dondo,It appears that it has all of the data needed for the US, except for Alaska. Since the other data files still seem to be available from the USGS at this time, you could point TS to the separate 7.5m data and still bring in the rest online. It would be up to you.

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Randall,Yes I agree with you but in the meantime I'm taking advantage of the availability of the usgs data minus the dem.chris_CA

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Hi Dondo, would it be ok for you to send me one copy, given that I'm in Switzerland? I'd be glad to help redistribute in Europe. If someone is interested just contact me through Avsim mail system.Greetings Frank, thanks a lot for seeding Terrascene again!Oh, and Happy New Year to everybody!

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