#Real-Life #Photogrammetry #Sightseeing France

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Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in Hauts-de-France. The city had a population of 136,105 according to the 2006 census, and has one of the biggest university hospitals in France with a capacity of 1,200 beds. Amiens Cathedral is the largest church in France by volume, estimated at 200,000 cubic metres (260,000 cu yd). It is also a World Heritage Site. The author Jules Verne lived in Amiens from 1871 until his death in 1905, and served on the city council for 15 years.

The town was fought over during both World Wars, suffering significant damage, and was repeatedly occupied by both sides. The 1918 Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive which directly led to the Armistice with Germany. The Royal Air Force heavily bombed the town during the Second World War. In the aftermath the city was rebuilt according to Pierre Dufau's plans with wider streets to ease traffic congestion. These newer structures were primarily built of brick, concrete and white stone with slate roofs. The architect Auguste Perret designed the Gare d'Amiens train station and nearby Tour Perret.

Amiens has an important historical and cultural heritage, on which a significant amount of tourism is based. Apart from the cathedral, there is the hortillonnages [fr], the Jules Verne House [fr], the Tour Perret, the Musée de Picardie, the zoo, and the quarters of Saint-Leu and Saint-Maurice. A total of 53 monuments are listed in the inventory of monuments historiques, 126 places and monuments listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage and 263 objects listed in the inventory of monuments historiques. During December, the town hosts the largest Christmas market in northern France. It is known for a few local foods, including "macarons d'Amiens", almond paste biscuits; "tuiles amienoises", chocolate and orange curved biscuits; "pâté de canard d'Amiens", duck pâté in pastry; "la ficelle Picarde", an oven-baked cheese-topped crêpe; and "flamiche aux poireaux", a puff pastry tart made with leeks and cream.

GPS: 49° 53′ 31.2″ N2° 17′ 56.4″ E


Credits:

This scenery has been extracted from Google Maps, hence all 3D credits goes to Google.
This scenery has been generated with the Google Earth Decoder tool (credits to /u/Jonahex111):
https://www.reddit.com/r/FS2020Creation/comments/j3faaj/google_earth_decoder_now_userfriendly/

 

Addon history:

v1.0: initial release

v2.0: overall optimization:

This is a major update that optimizes the package, as it drastically reduces the number of texture files:

- less files on the package:

before: 8424 files

after: 596 files

- reduced CPU footprint

- reduced loading time at startup

- less CPU load, so it can leads to better perfs depending on the config

- better road traffic integration

- fix some flickering issues

v3.0:

- Fix some texture flickering issues

- Fix a big issue with the LOD management system, due to the way Google Earth Decoder places and sizes the tiles. Now, there should not be any FPS issues, and framerate should be better and more consistent

v3.1: Fix texture flickering issues

v3.2: Add a fix for possible CTD issues ( https://flightsim.to/blog/creators-guide-fix-ctd-issues-on-your-scenery )

v3.3: change LOD settings

Installation:
Extract both amiens and licorne folders into the Community folder

GPS Coordinates 49.897214, 2.298369

Google Maps Import

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22 Comments
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    todorokipm
    November 27, 2020

    Do you think it is possible to extend the area including the building in the LFAY airport ? The original MSF is a crap. The 3d google coverage includes the buildings.... Thanks in advance !

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    Pantherons
    October 29, 2020

    @Thalixte Could you make the chateaux of the oise (Haut de France) ? Chantilly , Pierrefond , Compiègne, Ermenonville see more Thank you in advance :)

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    Thalixte replied
    October 29, 2020
    J'aurais aimé faire Chantilly et Pierrefonds. Malheureusement, je n'ai pas trouvé de modèle 3D correct, et il n'y a pas de photogrammétrie ... I would like to add Chantilly and Pierrefonds castles. Unfortunately, there are no photogrammetry data for those locations.
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    Pantherons replied
    October 29, 2020
    it's too bad :'(
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    Pantherons replied
    November 08, 2020
    I found on Google Earth the photogrametry of the castle of Compiegne, Pierrefonds and Chantilly. https://ibb.co/8jJ14zg Chantilly https://ibb.co/8zt8Dxq Compiègne https://ibb.co/7RXxT7Z Pierrefonds
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    zetar
    October 24, 2020

    Excellent ! Continuons (j'espère) dans les hauts de France avec avec Lille, Arras !

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    Spacewolf1 replied
    October 25, 2020
    Lille est déjà en photogrammétrie dans le jeu de base ;-)
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    Thalixte replied
    October 25, 2020
    @Spacewolf1 Pour ce que ça vaut, je t'ai cité ici (dans la description): https://flightsim.to/file/1938/orleans-city (tu as confirmé un point que je soupçonnais déjà, et qui m'a permis d'optimiser mes scènes)
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    Spacewolf1 replied
    October 25, 2020
    Merci @Thalixte Si j'ai pu aider à mon humble échelle, ce fut un plaisir ^^
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    Kiloutyg
    October 14, 2020

    Super travail! On sent que les photo manque un peu de detail mais c'est un super debut avec un peu de chance ça va s'ameliorer avec le temps!

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    Thalixte replied
    October 14, 2020
    Merci. Le manque de détail est voulu. J'aurais pu mettre plus de détail, mais le package aurait pris trop d'espace disque, et en terme de perfs, cela aurait été trop pénalisant. C'est un compromis assumé.
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    player80
    October 13, 2020

    Merci pour ce travail fantastique, amiénois d'origine, je vais pouvoir voler sereinement au-dessus de ma ville chérie. Merci, merci, merci.

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    Clo08
    October 13, 2020

    Merci beaucoup c'est très sympa.

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    Clo08
    October 12, 2020

    Bonjour, Belle scène très bien intégrée. Merci. Un petit souhait : Reims !

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    Thalixte replied
    October 12, 2020
    Souhait exaucé: https://flightsim.to/file/1653/reims-city
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    Fraco
    October 11, 2020

    Merci m'sieur!!! Etant d'Amiens, tu imagine ma joie de retrouver ma ville ici, je vais vite installer ça et déguster!!! Super boulot! ;)

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    Spacewolf1
    October 10, 2020

    Un grand merci ^^

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    papic
    October 10, 2020

    Merci beaucoup , en effet c'est super de partager ces villes françaises , bon sinon St Etienne serait pas mal pour moi au cas ou ;)

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    Pistolero667
    October 10, 2020

    Excellent!! The few French cities that you have done are just bluffing !! Thank you!! Guess it must take a long time !? How do you do the nights lights and textures ?? I live in Reims and I would really like it to be correctly represented in Flight Simulator! If you have the time could you make it? Once again, well done! Excellent job!

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    Pistolero667
    October 10, 2020

    Excellent!! Les quelques villes françaises que tu as fais sont justes bluffantes!! Merci!! J'imagine que ça dois prendre beaucoup de temps !? Comment tu fais les lumières et les textures de nuit ?? J'habite Reims et j'aimerai beaucoup qu'elle soit correctement représentée dans Flight Simulator! Si tu as le temps pourrais-tu la réaliser ? Encore une fois bravo! Excellent job !

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    Thalixte replied
    October 10, 2020
    C'est dans ma TODO List. Après, te dire quand elle sera prête, je ne peux pas te le préciser...
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    Pistolero667 replied
    October 10, 2020
    Super bonne nouvelle! Grâce à la communauté, le flight simulator de nos rêves prend forme!!

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