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    Soarfly

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    FSET other map services

    Post by Soarfly on Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:59 pm

    Are there any other map services other than Bing that can be used with FS Earth Tiles?
    I use a combination of Google Earth's Desktop App, FSET and for payware Bluesky World's Mapshop. But I am really wanting to know if there is anything else I can use for "Personal" scenery

    Any help will be great.

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by Admin on Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:32 am

    we use googles servers not their desktop app we do not make .kml's generally speaking we scan directly from the servers. a kml can be handy at times when doing a coastline but a few of us found it tedious and time consuming so have reverted to an easier method for our own scenery.
    However David has made some very good coastal scenes using a kml the lesson he made can be found elsewhere on this site
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    donnybalonny

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by donnybalonny on Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:53 pm

    The original question is very good.
    I would love to use others than Bing or Google because often then quality of these 2 providers is not very good.

    There´s a free map over Denmark that I have considered contacting, but the problem is that even though they may give me the rights to use their service on a personal level, I have no idea on how to make FSET import from that supplier.

    Maybe you can see the quality here: (thats where I live)  The sharpness of the images and especially the color and light is a lot better than Bing or Google and from what I have seen its like that in all of the country.

    https://kort.degulesider.dk/?c=54.8320,11.1545&z=19&l=aerial
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    Soarfly

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by Soarfly on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:01 pm

    I would really enjoy having access to GetMapping services or others alike. How do you guys "scan" your photo scenery? and do you still have the google watermarks?
    Donnybalonny, do you actually get to use the Google service in FSET? I have been trying for years.

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by Admin on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:14 pm

    the only time that the google water mark becomes slightly evident is in the sea anywhere else and you dont see it, well i dont with my eyesight

    you know you are flying low when you can see the tennis players

    and no google watermark Smile

    Right click to view image and see the 3 rd tennis court in use taken at 300 feet !!



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    Soarfly

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by Soarfly on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:16 pm

    Ah I see, not as bad as I thought it would be, any possible chance you can share your Google service part of your FSET.ini? so I can update mine

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by Admin on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:42 pm

    [Service1]
    ServiceName = GE
    ServiceCodeing = qrts
    ServiceUrl =http://khm0.google.com/kh?t=t%s&n=404&v=710
    Referer = http://khm0.google.com
    UserAgent = Mozilla/4.0
    ServerVariations = khm0,khm1,khm2,khm3

    it was while messing around scanning the whole of Florida that I realised i could get low this isnt low it is 1000 feet but look at the 3d effect of the big buildings again go view image, i then realised that one could still get good images and a certain amount of 3d down to 200 feet (if the images are good enough) if we then add Mikes home made autogen it doesnt go flat at 100 feet.
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    G-GMDH

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by G-GMDH on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:18 am

    The GE server number 710 doesn't seem to work for all areas. Italy looks OK at FSET default resolution +1 but the UK is all out of focus. Anyone else getting the same problems? Cheers Mike.
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    britfrog

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by britfrog on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:47 pm

    the latest servers are 372 and 713 see if this makes a difference
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    G-GMDH

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by G-GMDH on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:09 pm

    713 is still very blurred in UK and 372 is giving greyed out no tiles available in parts of Italy.

    Do you have any of the older server numbers please.

    Thanks Nigel cheers Mike.
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    donnybalonny

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by donnybalonny on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:03 pm

    I´m using 707 and a quick glance looked ok in both UK and Italy
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    G-GMDH

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by G-GMDH on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:22 pm

    Thanks for that DB. Just had a look using this server number and Italy is OK but the UK still has problems. Pembrokeshire in West Wales is all out of focus. although looking at Swansea and Cardiff cities they are OK and resolution down to minus 3. There is something odd going on with GE. However using Bing in the same areas although it doesn't go down to minus 3 even at FSET default +1 the images are very sharp.

    Thanks Mike
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    donnybalonny

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    Re: FSET other map services

    Post by donnybalonny on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:49 pm

    Isnt it just the usual Google tile problem. Inconsistency?

    I have met that so many places where I had wanted to make scenery. Spain, Germany, Denmark etc.
    Google tiles look really great in some places, but the consistancy is poor.

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