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Maps2Bgl: Create Your Own Photoreal Scenery  
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 27927 times:

Hey guys!

Has anybody else tried out Maps2Bgl, which allows you to create your own photoreal scenery using either Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth? All you have to do is create a polygon in GE, save it as a KML, and let Maps2Bgl do the rest! It's amazing! Here are some screenshots from AUS:

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l244/Longhornmaniac8/AUSPhotoreal1.jpg
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l244/Longhornmaniac8/AUSPhotoreal2.jpg

Download it here.

Cheers,
Cameron

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User currently onlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 27921 times:

That is awesome! Does it introduce a noticeable amount of lag?

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 27918 times:



Quoting Continental (Reply 1):
That is awesome! Does it introduce a noticeable amount of lag?

No lag at all. You can see my frame rates are over 75, which is about normal for around there. If anything, it's actually a bit better.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2763 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 27869 times:

Hmmm....I can't get mine to work. WHen I open the program it says Service Not Configuired. Hmmm...


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 27850 times:

IIRC the only issue with this type of scenery, is that it takes up quite a bit of space on the harddisk.

Also, I can imagine that after flying around in the photoreal areas for a while, you realise that the surrounding area also looks a bit boring, so you convert that to photoreal as well - and before you know it, you have uploaded all of Chile as photoreal scenery on AVSIM  Wink


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 27846 times:



Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 3):
Hmmm....I can't get mine to work. WHen I open the program it says Service Not Configuired

Go into the .ini file in the main Maps2Bgl file, and change the g******.**m to "google.com" and change v***********.**t to virtualearth.net. It'll work like a charm after that.

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
IIRC the only issue with this type of scenery, is that it takes up quite a bit of space on the harddisk.

Also, I can imagine that after flying around in the photoreal areas for a while, you realise that the surrounding area also looks a bit boring, so you convert that to photoreal as well - and before you know it, you have uploaded all of Chile as photoreal scenery on AVSIM Wink

It does take up a bit, but IMO it's worth it.  rotfl  That pisses me off so much!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 27816 times:

This is the COOLEST thing I have ever seen. I'm gonna convert BOS and ALB immediately! Big grin


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2727 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 27722 times:

Awesome! Thanks for sharing Longhorn! I am having a field day with this program.  Smile The only thing that stinks is big cities, when you photo-real them, I believe it takes out all the skyscrapers - which is noticeble if they arent 3d - from the air.


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User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 27718 times:



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
Also, I can imagine that after flying around in the photoreal areas for a while, you realise that the surrounding area also looks a bit boring, so you convert that to photoreal as well - and before you know it, you have uploaded all of Chile as photoreal scenery on AVSIM

Bwaaaahahaaaaa, thank goodness it wasn't the old USSR  Wow!

I will have to give this a crack, thanks for the link  bigthumbsup 

B727-200.


User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 27671 times:

Photoreal Antarctica here I come!


Posting from somewhere between KORD and KRFD
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 27616 times:

Hey guys,

I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Quoting KPDX (Reply 7):
The only thing that stinks is big cities, when you photo-real them, I believe it takes out all the skyscrapers - which is noticeble if they arent 3d - from the air.

If you're talking about the default buildings, then they should still show up, mine did. If you're talking about add-on scenery, then as long as you set it at a higher layer, it should show up on top of the scenery. My AUS scenery you can see at the top left corner of the 2nd picture is a freeware addon, and it shows up.

 twocents 

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 9):

 rotfl 

Cheers,
Cameron


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