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MSFS2020 Map Enhancement

Disclaimer The methods mentioned in this tutorial are for research and learning purposes only. I am not responsible for any legal liabilities and losses caused by using or expanding this tutorial and method. You can find old versions here:   https://github.com/derekhe/msfs2020-map-enhancement/releases README Download and you will get a zip file Extract...


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The methods mentioned in this tutorial are for research and learning purposes only. I am not responsible for any legal liabilities and losses caused by using or expanding this tutorial and method.

You can find old versions here:   https://github.com/derekhe/msfs2020-map-enhancement/releases

README
  • Download and you will get a zip file
  • Extract it and you will see an exe file name: MSFS2020 Map Enhancement Installer 6.x.x
  • Double click it to trigger installation, please keep the default installation path.
  • You will see a "MSFS2020 Map Enhancement" icon appear on your desktop
  • Before starting MSFS2020, open the mod and allow it runs in administrator mode
  • Choose the map and click "Start"
  • You will see the status is "Started" show and it will refresh automatically when you are in-game
  • Start your MFSF2020 and enjoy.
  • Close MSFS2020 and close this mod (It should automatically return to bing map for the next run)
  • If you like this mod, please help me improve it by donating 
  • If you have a problem, please see FAQ first 
  • If FAQ can't solve the problem, please raise an issue 
  • Please also click the "Subscribe" button on this page to get latest update

There are good comparison videos:

Microsoft Flight Simulator Google MAPS ADDON | Bing Vs Google!

Google Flight Simulator? Google Map Enhancement Mod in Microsoft FS2020 (Demo, Review, and Install)

More videos:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=msfs2020+google+map

Preview

The whole journey from Chengdu to Xian: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1nQ4y1S7vy/

Side by side comparison: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1kq4y1r711/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WRj8yhi0tc&t=138s

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I will keep this mod up to date for every MSFS update as much as I can. If you like this plugin and want to offer me a coffee, please click the "DONATE ME A COFFEE" button, or here is the link: https://paypal.me/siconghe?country.x=C2&locale.x=en_US

Thanks for your support! 

About the licensing

The app is completely free and same features as before, no license is needed for previous features. All maps it currently contains are free. Free features are always kept updated.
Some advanced features (e.g. custom map provider and future features) need a pro license.

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August 20, 2021
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For guys who want to know the difference between GMaps free and pro, Have a look at here:

https://github.com/derekhe/msfs2020-map-enhancement/wiki/Free-vs-Pro

Hi derekhe and all

During a flight yesterday the program suddenly stopped working with google maps, giving the error code:

Image server test failed

Can't access remote image servers

If you are using a proxy to connect to remote server, please make sure the proxy is working.

Since then I can't see satellite images on my pc even from google maps or google earth site, even clearing chrome cache.

Does anyone else have this problem? It is possible that the program has created some conflict?

Surely it is not the provider, given that with mobile phone and tablet in wifi I can easily access google satellite images

Подскажите пожалуйста. Установил этот мод, всё сделал по инструкции. Использую ARCgis, или Google map (бесплатный). Включается всё без проблем, интернет быстрый. Через 30-40 минут игра останавливается и выходит на рабочий стол, при этом ошибок ни каких нет.

that mod is only suitable for the paid version or not, tell me

Developer used to push the latest available maps as a replacement to the bing maps. now the developer has stalled map progress and in some cases shows older maps than even bing and keeps the newer google maps to paid users. So essentially its a paid product at this point if you want ANY benefit. If you are not paying this product is essentially slowing down your performance for zero benefit.

Love the mod. I have used the mod for a while now and support your work. I do have a question. How do you find Google Maps Pro? I am searching but I have gone down the rabbit hole. A link or a tip will be helpful. Thanks

"Low bandwidth streaming not possible"

So I reverted to 7.0.8, but now I get a CTD over Narita Airport in Tokyo.

It is true that the area around Narita airport is very heavy, but if I don't start MAP Enhancement, there is no problem.

It is the same with Apple Map(pro). What is the version with the best situation? I would like to downgrade.

Why with the last version is pro and doesn't work ?

I've always had the same problems as AyaanFR,with the "Low Bandwidth" error etc.

The following message occurs in my environment.

It does not occur in 7.0.8.

I have stopped the UPDATE.

Low bandwidth streaming not possible

After 40-50 mins in the flight, I randomly get the "Bandwidth too low for streaming, switched to offline mode" error, which only happens using this mod. in MSFS Settings in Data, Bing maps, and photogrammetry turn off if I turn them back on, I get the Original bing tiles back again but the mod no longer works/loads images. This is with 7.08 and 7.09

excellent

For guys who want to know the difference between GMaps free and pro, Have a look at here:

https://github.com/derekhe/msfs2020-map-enhancement/wiki/Free-vs-Pro

Does anyone else use it? That's the first question, and the second is why this file has not been scanned for viruses. Download at your own risk. And the others are scanned! What does it depend on?

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I repeat question two!!!?

Is there any way to increase the High LOD Range without increasing the Terrain LOD setting in the sim?

Also, the Apple Maps (Pro) server has the least tile-blending issues out of all of the map providers but the Apple Maps tiles look very bright and do not blend in with photogrammetry areas. So the Google Maps (Pro) server look better in cities because its darker and blends with photogrammetry while the Apple Maps (Pro) server looks better in remote areas like in the desert because it has little to no tile-blending issues.

Overall good mod!

What about the non pro google map version? mine still says MS server override is not working

Can you please make a comparation with pictures to see the differneces between google mps default vs PRO?

thanks for the update

To be honest, I didn't see any changes. Even disabled BING in the simulator

Bing Map is not working in Bolzano for me, anyone with the same problem?




Roadmap
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Backlog
Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 7.0.9 January 28, 2023

    Add load balance for google server 1 pro
    Update google pro maps to latest version

  • Version 7.0.8 January 27, 2023

    Fix google server pro access issue.

  • Version 7.0.7 December 27, 2022

    Fix mapbox pro

  • Version 7.0.6-beta December 21, 2022

    * Add mapbox pro which has a built-in token
    * Combined duplicated google map server into 1
    * Add google map pro for color tunning and other map fixes, free version will still provide google Maps but with its original status.

    This beta version will become the official version after 1 week's test. Please try if you'd like to see the new changes.

  • Version 7.0.5 December 10, 2022

    Fix broken cache setting causes image service failure
    Add options to allow users to select software channels to reduce the impact on the unstable version

  • Version 7.0.4 December 08, 2022

    * Speed up image server startup to fix the backend server connection problem
    * User can choose update channel, "latest" for the stable version, beta (who want to join an test new features), or alpha version (experimental features)

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