Autogen from OpenStreetMap data with scenProc
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This tutorial describes how you can use the data from OpenStreetMap to create autogen for FSX. We'll cover all the steps, including downloading and selecting your data, how to configure the tools to create the autogen and how it finally looks in FSX. In this tutorial I will be using the area around Luxembourg city as an example.
You will need a couple of tools to create autogen from OpenStreetMap data. This section discusses the tools you need.
We will be using ESRI shapefiles, which is a common format to store GIS vector data. Therefore you will need a tool to view and edit such shapefiles. In this tutorial I will be using the open source QGIS tool, but any other GIS editor should also work fine. A good way to install QGIS is to use OSGeo4W, which includes other useful GIS tools as well.
scenProc is the tool that will create the AGN autogen files for FSX from the GIS vector files. Here you can find the manual and information on how to download scenProc.
The configuration file for scenProc is just a plain text file. So you will need a text editor to create and edit this file. Standard notepad will be fine, but of course you can use any editor of your choice.
Downloading the data
Selecting the data you need
Creating library objects
Areas for improvement