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P3D v5 Photosceneries and Autogen Packages for the world

MatthiasKNU

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Dear All,

before I'm not available again until mid-August, I wanted to show you 2 preview pictures of the next two countries I'm working on:

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And with that, I wish you all a good time, until mid-August!

** Out of Office until Mid of August **

Important: Requests and Messages will not be answered until mid-August.
As soon as I am back, I will work through all messages!
 
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Hi there

Does anyone of you still have maybe Belarus? I'm in good contact with Matthias and I asked him, but he told me that he has deleted the files, so I try it here.
If so, could someone share it with me?

Kind Regards
Patrick
 

MatthiasKNU

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Dear All,

First of all, I'm back and hope I've already dealt with all the PNs.
If I have overlooked anyone - please just get in touch with me!

And the good news:
3 more sceneries are ready!

Let's start in the West:
Mexico!

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And also a very popular island in the Caribbean is completed - Hispaniola.
Better known as "Haiti" in the west and "Dominican Republic" with its holiday destinations in the east.

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And finally, the largest outlying territory of the USA - Puerto Rico.

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That's it for now.

As always, you can find more information and the map here, or just send me a private message!

Happy Sunday to you all!
 
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Now, I'm ready to hang myself! I simply can't keep up with this insanely good looking technology and the impressive results you've achieved so far. This is extremely beautiful; Kudos!!!
 

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Now, I'm ready to hang myself! I simply can't keep up with this insanely good looking technology and the impressive results you've achieved so far. This is extremely beautiful; Kudos!!!
Thank you very much, of course I'm always happy to hear that!
Especially since I have not yet seen Mexico in person and therefore only define the vegetation on the basis of Google Earth and photos. :cool:
 
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Happy to have you back. I discovered by chance yesterday your creations, and I was amazed in front of your work. I created for 1.5 TB of scenes, Europe, USA. and your autogen is working very well with the new Prepar3DV6. Well done👏
 

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For info:
The fsxforum will not be available for the next few days due to maintenance work.
Until then, I will not be able to answer any messages, as all links are stored there.

As soon as everything is up and running again, I'll let you know! :)
 

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For info:
The fsxforum will not be available for the next few days due to maintenance work.
Until then, I will not be able to answer any messages, as all links are stored there.

As soon as everything is up and running again, I'll let you know! :)
Operation successful, everything back on track!

Why it has to be French Guiana :rotfl: (yes I would have asked French Guiana haha, but I am on MSFS now anyway) but even on MSFS its not that great.... that makes me sad....
Well... Good question. But that's just the way it is...
 

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Hello dear all!
today a short preview, on one of the next countries:

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Have a great weekend everyone!
 
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Hello Matthias,
I have been following your work for a while... and it is just stunning and mindblowing. Creating photoreal scenery myself since years, the best autogen files I have ever encountered on the web were the ones by Roland at the France VFR forum, which requires the additional installation of the AGX tool. However, your autogen is by far the best IMO. Absolutely amazing.

For photoreal scenery I am using the new updated FSET, which is superfast and provides automatized and very accurate water masking. With the right parameters I can create great looking sceneries at very reasonable size in no time.

However, regarding autogen, I am not too familiar with it. I use Scenproc with a default script I found on the web, but that's basically it. I wonder if you would be able and willing to write a manual of how you are creating autogen files so that all of us can take advantage of your knowledge. Of course, it's easier to PM you and just ask for the files, but it might be more fun to do it yourself. On the other hand, I absolutely understand if you can not follow my request.

In any case, keep up the great work.
Rod
 

MatthiasKNU

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Hello Matthias,
I have been following your work for a while... and it is just stunning and mindblowing. Creating photoreal scenery myself since years, the best autogen files I have ever encountered on the web were the ones by Roland at the France VFR forum, which requires the additional installation of the AGX tool. However, your autogen is by far the best IMO. Absolutely amazing.

For photoreal scenery I am using the new updated FSET, which is superfast and provides automatized and very accurate water masking. With the right parameters I can create great looking sceneries at very reasonable size in no time.

However, regarding autogen, I am not too familiar with it. I use Scenproc with a default script I found on the web, but that's basically it. I wonder if you would be able and willing to write a manual of how you are creating autogen files so that all of us can take advantage of your knowledge. Of course, it's easier to PM you and just ask for the files, but it might be more fun to do it yourself. On the other hand, I absolutely understand if you can not follow my request.

In any case, keep up the great work.
Rod

First of all, thank you!
To be honest, it's not that simple that you could just put it in a PDF, unfortunately.

But I can explain *briefly* how I create the autogen:
First I need data - here I mainly use OpenStreetMap, Sentinel-2 images as well as Landsat-8-OLI images. I process the latter two with ERDAS Imagine and then work with them in Python. Here I use an intrinsic random forest classifier, which I run in several iterations over the images - thus I get vegetation area. I process this further with ESRI ArcGIS Pro or the ArcPy-Python interface. After classification and attribution of the GUIDs, I just give it to ScenProc for conversion. Using another AI learning tool I detect (at least for Africa) buildings from high resolution images. These I also give back to ScenProc and that's it.
 
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First of all, thank you!
To be honest, it's not that simple that you could just put it in a PDF, unfortunately.

But I can explain *briefly* how I create the autogen:
First I need data - here I mainly use OpenStreetMap, Sentinel-2 images as well as Landsat-8-OLI images. I process the latter two with ERDAS Imagine and then work with them in Python. Here I use an intrinsic random forest classifier, which I run in several iterations over the images - thus I get vegetation area. I process this further with ESRI ArcGIS Pro or the ArcPy-Python interface. After classification and attribution of the GUIDs, I just give it to ScenProc for conversion. Using another AI learning tool I detect (at least for Africa) buildings from high resolution images. These I also give back to ScenProc and that's it.
Thank you, Matthias, for the information. As I can see, there would be a steep learning curve involved to follow all the steps. So, I am not sure if I am able to go down this road, but, I will reflect on it. All the work you put into this obviously pays off since there is no other autogen provider known to me that just comes close to your creations. Another reason why I was asking you was that I would like to create some autogen for the US. I know Nuvecta offers autogen files as payware for the US, but from what I have seen as screenshots on the web, it doesn't come even close to what you created so far for EU, SA and Africa. Will you ever consider creating autogen for areas in the USA?
 

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Dear All,

some time ago already a short picture, today now again the full announcement!

I went back to Africa - and recreated some countries there, mainly in Central Africa.

Let's start with a country in the very west: Gabon!
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Continuing east of there, with the Republic of the Congo:
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And the big neighboring country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
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Further east are two smaller countries: Rwanda...
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... and Burundi:
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Uganda is also nearby and completed, but I haven't managed to take some screenshots yet. Sorry!

But one more country further south - Botswana:
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And with that I would be through with today's announcements even again!

For more information and links please write me as always a private message.
The overview map is of course updated as always:

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
 

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Dear all,

nothing new for a while - but that doesn't mean there's no news!

... Because there is quite a lot new!

I'll start with 2 updates first:

Argentina has been recreated - the focus here was on better photosceneries for the big cities and a lot more houses. Many millions of buildings have been added in Argentina!
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Similar with Uruguay. Here I have corrected the exaggerated green photo scenery around SUMU and also added many buildings in Montevideo:
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A few new countries have also been added - such as French Guyana
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And to finish South America, I have now also finished Ecuador!
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Central America is also ready - so Nicaragua has also been added:
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And finally: Oh how beautiful Panama is!
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I'm done with the announcements for now!

As always, you can find an overview map and further information here:

... or just write me a private message!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
 
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No wayyy it looks better then in MSFS at some point hahah (Im only looking at French Guiana here). MSFS have massive white patches (clouds but as "Generic/offline" textures. looks like you fixed the clouds in a better way!) Pretty sure you also got Kourou and the Space Center ;) MSFS failed me on that lmao

Keep Going you are doing an Amazing Job!!!
 
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