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    Hampshire UK
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    Flight Sim ;-)
    Modelling with 3DS Max
    Texturing with Photoshop
    Photogrammetry
    Orthoimagery production
    Laser Scanning (airborne and terrestrial)
    Digital Elevation Models
    Interferometric SAR (InSAR)
    GIS and GeoInformatics
    Dangerous places, like glaciers, cliffs, deserts etc.

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  1. ... and now I'm asking myself why on Earth I didn't notice your alias before! Doh!
  2. I like the idea of a LOD14 product with seasons... to the extent that I might, maybe, just about consider buying a region to see what it's like (whereas before I was going to give it a miss for sure). I'm gonna stick my head above the parapet here, at the risk of being shot by some, and say I'm still firmly on the side of good quality land class & autogen with landmarks (i.e. done excellently by ORBX with FTX) interspersed with blended, seasonal orthophotos around bespoke airfields (again done excellently by ORBX) rather than orthophotos for entire regions/nations. In years past I spent a lot of money and filespace flying over orthophotos sold by 2 different developers, then buying building and tree autogen products to overlay on top.... I LOVED it!!!! One of those developers decided to start selling orthos at LODs finer than 1m GSD... It was at that point I really realised filespace would be a perpetual issue. At about the same time I fell in love with flying seasons (outside of my ortho coverage). That was it... I ditched orthophoto regional/national coverage and went 100% for Orbx FTX and I've never looked back. I recognise some may consider me a luddite (to the point I almost deleted this post, lest abuse ensue) but I'd much rather part with my money for an improved "Version 2 Ultra FTX Region" (i.e. buying the same regions all over again) with improved textures, more/better landmarks, improved mesh GSD etc. than a TE region. Dare I ask if anyone else feels the same?! OK I'll duck back under the parapet now... where I keep my rock to crawl under!
  3. 25cm orthophotography is available for the whole of the UK and has been for a while, to the extent that much is now being superseded by 12.5cm. I work with it on a daily basis. Note the distinction between orthophotography (input) and photoscenery (output). I only mention the former, not the latter.
  4. Interesting. I was assuming it would be the same as the current standard of 25cm for orthophotography in the UK, at least as far as BlueSky, GetMapping and others go... if not the new standard of 12.5cm. Can anyone at Orbx confirm? 1m photoscenery + autogen is already out there, at least as far as the UK in FSX was concerned (not P3D/XP11).
  5. Indeed. Been there, done that. I'm a photogrammetrist by trade (amongst other things). I also make photoscenery for FS. I think you missed the point of my "Wow"... I was surprised it wasn't bigger!
  6. I'm also from Northern Europe. I love bush flying in sims. I have all the North American ORBX regions. I would recommend SAK the most. Andy
  7. Anyone know where I can find and download KML/KMZ files for the coverage of FTX regions? Does anyone know of a way to download them from the ORBX map? Map FTX products Many thanks Andy
  8. I can totally see what Holger is talking about re: "directional" features increasing the need for more photoscenery, which in turn causes other implications. If it wasn't for that I'd be joining the queue for a new Utah-based region... I'd call is "Mojave Desert", or simply just "Mojave". With no such region on the radar I'd like to at least see some Utah (and Nevada) FTX Global airfields, in the same vein as Sedona, Telluride and Eagle County.
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