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MSFS Where are the beautiful water masks?

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spain
I saw a lot of previews with incredible shallows and reefs, like these ones:

even in the intro:

Then I go to this location or other places, like Key West or Hawaii, where bing maps has that imagery available and the water just looks plain blue:

Anyone knows if this is going to be solved with an update, or if it can be fixed with the terrain tools?

Cheers!
 
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unitedstates
This should be solved with an update. The short answer is they are having to do these by hand and they will be added with updates to the sim. I've already seen several which were not in the Alpha/Beta but Key West is not one of them. You can try Grand Turk and Caicos in the Caribbean and also Grand Bahama I think? There is a thread on AVSIM maybe that has a bunch of posts about this including a video of places that you can go check out. I think there is also parts of that video showing what may be coming in a future update.
 
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In the Q&A stream they actually talked about this. When they recorded the first game videos the bing photos where taken during low tide. Then these was updated and the new photos are taken during high tide. They also said that this will most likely be changing over the years to come as the bing data gets updated.

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so msfs will make bing do more updates?
Bing has been continuously updated since it was launched, but it's quite obvious that they don't have the amount of resources to put into it as Google. One can only hope that MSFS will change that. Over the past 10 years the photo imagery over my house in Sweden has been updated several times on Google Maps, but on Bing Maps it's at least 10 years old. During the same period I have seen Google Street View cars driving around in my little city at two occasions. With that data the world in MSFS would have had photorealism practically everywhere!

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