Amiens City

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Initial Release October 10, 2020
Last Updated April 19, 2021
File Size 383.28 MB
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#Real-Life #Photogrammetry #Sightseeing France

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


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):


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


- 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

v3.4: reduced package size

v3.5: WU4 update compatibility

v3.6: enhance WU4 update compatibility by keeping handcrafted Asobo cathedral

Remove old amiens and licorne folders. Extract both thalixte-amiens and thalixte-licorne folders into the Community folder.

Pretty empty over here.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 3.6 April 19, 2021

    Enhance WU4 update compatibility by keeping handcrafted Asobo cathedral

  • Version 3.5 April 14, 2021

    WU4 update compatibility

  • Version 3.4 March 25, 2021

    Reduced package size

  • Version 3.3 November 27, 2020

    Change LODs settings

Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates 49.897214, 2.298369

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  • JAF3414
    21 hour(s) ago
    je viens de faire le test de cette nouvelle version, comment dire .... Fabuleux !
    Avec ma configuration matériel moyenne, ça passe haut la main, comme tes dernières versions Poitiers, Nantes, La Rochelle, le compromis Light size n'altère en rien la qualité visuelle là je prends sans conteste 😊😊 tu fais ça sur Biarritz et Bayonne car elles sont un peu trop lourde pour ma config, si tu peux mais j'adore test scènes très très beau taff. Thanks a lot
  • Spacewolf1
    6 day(s) ago
    Update rapide !!!
    Y a pas moyen de conserver (ou d'utiliser) les arbres normaux au lieu d'avoir les machins tout moche ?
    • Thalixte
      6 day(s) ago
      Si, mais c'est trop compliqué et chronophage...
  • laudey1
    6 day(s) ago
    merci pour l'update rapide
  • NormanCastor
    21 day(s) ago
    Connaissais pas Amiens, et j'ai apprécié de voler autour. Il y a comme sur toutes ces villes ajoutées un sweetspot a trouvé en terme d'altitude pour apprécier la photogrammétrie avec le niveau de détail qu'elle a. Une fois trouvé, c'est juste un plaisir!

    Great addition, and good perfs as well above 45fps, you need to find the best altitude to enjoy the phtogrammetry in its full Glory depending on It's precision level.
  • todorokipm
    5 month(s) ago
    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 !
  • Pantherons
    6 month(s) ago
    @Thalixte Could you make the chateaux of the oise (Haut de France) ? Chantilly , Pierrefond , Compiègne, Ermenonville see more

    Thank you in advance 😊
    • Thalixte
      6 month(s) ago
      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.
    • Pantherons
      6 month(s) ago
      it's too bad :'(
    • Pantherons
      5 month(s) ago
      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
  • zetar
    6 month(s) ago
    Excellent !
    Continuons (j'espère) dans les hauts de France avec avec Lille, Arras !
  • Kiloutyg
    6 month(s) ago
    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!
    • Thalixte
      6 month(s) ago
      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.
  • player80
    6 month(s) ago
    Merci pour ce travail fantastique, amiénois d'origine, je vais pouvoir voler sereinement au-dessus de ma ville chérie. Merci, merci, merci.
  • Clo08
    6 month(s) ago
    Merci beaucoup c'est très sympa.
  • Clo08
    6 month(s) ago
    Belle scène très bien intégrée. Merci.
    Un petit souhait : Reims !
  • Fraco
    6 month(s) ago
    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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