SWITZERLAND 20m DEM - High Resolution Terrain Elevation Data from LIDAR Imaging

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Version 1.3
Initial Release May 17, 2021
Last Updated September 11, 2021
File Size 546.30 MB
Downloads 11,791
GPS Coordinates 47.089265294413075, 8.097594758011953
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  • Version 1.3 September 11, 2021

    Since World Update 6, the generic mesh data is really high quality. However, here is a short pro and con list for the use of this Addon:

    * Default mesh is now higher quality, when being very close to the ground/mountains

    * The mountains still look better from far away, as the LOD scaling is very different. Default mountains get round at a certain distance
    * This mod does not cause "pop ins" of high quality when flying close to mountains.

    Changes v1.3:

    * Excluded photogrammetry areas of Basel, Konstanz
    * Excluded LSZN Hausen am Albis
    * Excluded LSGS Sion
    * Excluded LSZR Altenrhein
    * Excluded LSGC Les Eplatures
    * Excluded LSZF Birrfeld
    * Excluded LSZQ Bressaucourt

    * Excluded Areas around Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Saentis. You can choose to use the included folders with high definition meshes or the default one.

    * Recompiled with new algorithm
    * Adjusted falloff distance for better blending with surrounding areas

  • Version 1.2 May 20, 2021

    Changes v1.2:

    * Repaired Zurich Photogrammetry issue
    * Excluded Zermatt Helipad
    * Repaired Matterhorn

    There are now 3 additional files:
    * Matterhorn (1m DEM Swiss side, 5m DEM Italian side)
    * Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau + Lauberhorn/Wengen (2m DEM)
    * Säntis (2m DEM)

    If you experience any stutters or problems, just uninstall these additional files!

  • Version 1.1 May 19, 2021

    Changes v1.1:

    Fixed various issues and incompatibilities with 3rd party addons:
    * Excluded Zurich Photogrammetry and LSZH - Should look fine now
    * Excluded LSZS Samedan
    * Excluded LSZA Lugano
    * Excluded LSZL Locarno
    * Excluded LSZW Thun
    * Excluded LSGG Geneve

    * Included an extreme LIDAR Mesh of 1m resolution for Matterhorn!
    Unfortunately this does only solve issues on the Swiss side, there is still a bump on the italian side.

  • Launched May 17, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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Sorry for this weird request, but do you think a patch of the "extreme" resolution mesh could "fix" the Hirschensprung in the Alpine Rhine Valley? It seems like it would be a fun challenge to fly through that chasm, but I guess we would have to be really, really lucky with the position of the data points, because it's so narrow.

coordinates: 47.303611, 9.547795

more info and pic: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirschensprung



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by Troglodytus

After World Update 6 do recommendto use your DEMs of DACH? Or is stock better?

You did fantastic work on these DEms

Just installed this and I can't notice any difference. Flew to the Matterhorn and it looked like a lumpy mess! All I have to do is drag the folders into Community, yeah?

Brillant work! Thank you!

Btw, can you help me with exporting Matterhorn scene to Blender? I failed to convert .bgl to .obj using ModelConverterX.

Merci pour ce partage

Hi Mr T....Stunning work mate..Flew over in VR In the H135 jaw dropping scenery..highly recommend all you scenerys...slight stutters only.

I created another finer model (10m resolution) of Sonny LIDAR DTMs of Switzerland. Perhaps this could be a benefit for Troglodytus' High-quality Scenerys of the rocky, alpine surroundings in Switzerland, like the 10m DEM-model of Austria did.


Thank you for the great effort. You mentioned that If we use the Austria DEM as well, we can rename the folder "troglodytus-demswitzerland..." into "aaa-troglodytus-demswitzerland". This way in overlapping regions the higher quality Austrian mesh will be used. Can you explain what "aaa" mean in this case? Does this makes its mesh folder low priority?

Im new to msfs 2020 how do you actually load the update into the program?

Fantastic work! On my system Windows 10 21H1 (build 19043.1023) (MSFS and nVidia graphics drivers 457.30 (for VR), the 1m Matterhorn mesh floats like an island above the normal terrain. I can actually fly under it. Any suggestions?

Excellent job... this was what we were waiting for... THANKS !

There might be a little "bug" in LSGE (Ecuvillens in Switzerland): could you make the small correction needed to have the parking lots flat ? On the picture you can see there is a kind of slope appearing after installing your MOD, making impossible for the plane to get to the runway.. (do you have an email, so that I can send you the picture?)

It looks stunning from the ground, but immediately after rotation the sim crashes to a black screen after yesterday's update... Might there be a context?


this is soo awesome! First I visited Davos where I stay every year for vacations. With this mod one can recognize every mountain by its specific shape so much better than with the default topography. I am really impressed. Thank you very much for your great work!

Big thumbs up and of course five stars!

Just WOW! Just flew over the Säntis and the details are amazing! Thank you so much!

Is it possible to include the Churfirsten with the same resolution as the Säntis? They now look out of place with the beauty of the Säntis next to it 😂

hi awesome work, but if you start from locarno airport at night, there are some floating lights near the airport and over the city

This is just amazing. I'm so thankful! A new VFR life begins!

to me its crap the mountain floats in the air

Hello! Thanks for great the scenery! But is it also with you that with the installation also the photogrammeteric data of Zurich disappears?

Amazing work, especially the newest version with the beautiful Matterhorn working 😊

For some reason I can't reply to my other comment regarding stutters in Switzerland. I've uninstalled all the DEM files and then tried them one by one. Austria works like a charm, so does the Italian, Slovenia, and Slovakia files. Took a flight from Bratislava over Ljubljana and the moment I got to Lugano the stutters began - that's without Matterhorn, Jungrau-Aletsch, and Säntis installed. For some reason my rig does not like Switzerland.

Also took a flight from Perpignan to Bilbao across the majestic Pyrenees Mountains. Hopefully Asobo will update the ground textures of that area because they are very low resolution. Once again, THANK YOU, for adding so much detail and splendour to the scenery.

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