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Offline pdmarsh

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CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« on: January 13, 2017, 04:12:01 PM »
I have made sets of VFR and World Hi IFR texture tiles for Tacview for the states of California and Pennsylvania.  I'll be making a few more sets for other states as well.  The zip files in the links below contain SRTM1 and SRTM3 terrain tiles and VFR and IRF texture tiles for the given state.  These are large downloads, but at least you don't have to go hunt for the SRTM tiles.  Keep the texture tiles in their folders and just copy the files into Tacview.  If you move them you might inadvertently overwrite and lose a set of tiles.

Also, I have just about completed a lat-long matrix of the U.S. on a state-by-state basis to make it easy to see what tiles are needed for any given state.  I'll post a link for that when it is complete.

Thanks,
Paul

Download links:
http://www.poweredmodelairplanes.com/Tacview-CA.zip
http://www.poweredmodelairplanes.com/Tacview-PA.zip

PLEASE NOTE: Future updates will be posted in the Tacivew "Real-Life" forum here:
http://dogsofwarvu.com/forum/index.php/topic,3997.0.html
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 08:20:08 PM by pdmarsh »

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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
Hi pdmarsh.

Welcome to our forum. Any chance of screenshots of your work please?

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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 05:49:42 PM »
I'll try to post a few better screenshots later, but these will show VFR and IFR coverage of Pennsylvania (where I live).










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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 06:04:47 PM »
Here are some shots of the lat-long matrix I'm working on.  This makes it easy to see what sets of SRTM tiles need to be downloaded and what texture tiles need to be created for any given state.  There is a lot of overlap in that in some cases three states share the same tile, so I made tabs for each state.

Thanks,
Paul






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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 07:48:38 PM »
You are doing a great job Paul! I am sure this will be useful to the community and I am going to mirror your files Tacview web site.

I see that you have the same problem as me judging which tiles belongs to which country/state. Personally, I have decided to be safe: I am duplicating the overlapping tiles amounts corresponding countries/states. That way I am sure the user will not have any missing tile in case he/she downloads and flies in just one region.

Unfortunately, I did not find a nice place to gather FAA charts cut by longitude/latitude. Maybe one day I will make a deal with Skyvector so Tacview can directly stream their data. Meanwhile, I am, like you, manually cutting the tiles whenever I need to create some.

Keep up the good work, and let me know if there is anything I can do to make it easier!
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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 08:07:02 PM »
Thank you, Frantz!  I appreciate the reply.  I'll post more tile sets as I make them.

Paul

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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 08:07:33 PM »
I also agree. Fine job.

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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 08:16:17 PM »
Thank you, Asid.  I appreciate it.

Paul

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Re: CA & PA Terrain/Texture Tiles for Tacview
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 06:49:06 PM »
Hello everybody!
Does anybody know how to create textures for Tackview made from Google earth satellite pictures?

Thanks a lot!

 

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