Compatibility with Sim Update 7 has been confirmed.

Read more

Version 2.3.3
Initial Release August 20, 2021
Last Updated December 01, 2021
File Size 35.79 MB
Downloads 44,948
Status Not Downloaded yet
This file has not been scanned for viruses. Download at your own risk.
#Real-Life #Experimental #Photogrammetry #Google Maps


20,461 | XI Commander

Based on 219 ratings
in love

Upload Permission
You are allowed to upload my file, but you must properly credit me and add a link to my file.

Modification Permission
You are allowed to modify or improve my file, but you must properly credit me and my original work.

Conversion Permission
You are not allowed to convert this file under any circumstances.

Asset Use Permission
You are allowed to use assets of my file, but you must properly credit me and my original work.

These items are currently on the list and will be processed soon!
Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 2.3.3 December 01, 2021

    Remove option to select google server, use random server to do load balancing.
    May help improve connection issue if connecting to one google server.

  • Version 2.3.2 November 28, 2021

    Recommend upgrade if you can't use previous version.
    * Do not resolve DNS, may select better server to prevent hang
    * Don't use user's python as it may cause issue.

  • Version 2.3.1 November 24, 2021

    Major update, for everyone has slow access to tiles, please have a try.
    * Add google tiles server which used in google maps, maybe can fix the loading issue for some people. Please choose
    * If you use proxy access, then photogrammetry will also use proxy to speed up access.

  • Version 2.3.0 November 19, 2021

    Suggest everyone to upgrade:
    * Add checkbox to allow disable the welcome page and warnings
    * Remove brightness filter to avoid texture flicker.
    * Improved security: remove certificate when mod stop.
    * Change 8000 port to 39871 to avoid conflict on some system.

  • Version 2.2.9 November 18, 2021

    I created a wiki page about how the software works and the impact, please read them there:

    Force open wiki page every time to let everyone know how to use this mod and the impact.
    Add warning ask to press "Stop" button before exit.

  • Version 2.2.8 November 16, 2021

    Recommend upgrade if you experience hosts related issue.
    Set hosts writable before operate on hosts file. May solve some problem when writing hosts.

Frequently Asked

Questions? Find your solution here.

Pretty empty over here.


These users have donated to derekhe to keep him making awesome add-ons everyone can enjoy.


These add-ons may be required or recommended to use.

Pretty empty over here.



19 day(s) ago

Recently in comments we have some rude comments, which is not I want to see. I don't want to delete them and let time to judge. I understand the mood that the app can't run on your machine, but please also be aware that everyone's environment is different and I can't guarantee it works on everyone's environment.

If you have issues, please look at the FAQ page first (

I will keep it update to date for common issues.

The videos are important to follow.

If it still can't resolve, please search and find out if you have similar problem (

If you still have problem, please provide me details and post it into (

Your feedback is important for me to improve the mod and let more user to use. If I can't fix a bug in recent days, please be patient and go back to see it after a while.

Thanks all, please keep your comments clean and polite.

the best mod ever.


I´m getting this error everytime I try the RUN......

FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified: 'C:\\Windows\\System32\\drivers\\etc\\hosts'

any ideas why?

thak you

amazing work congrats. Working perfectly for me. Gives the game a hole new experience.

In my case 2.3.3. isn't streaming google data after starting the program. Flightsim will hang if I start the maps program before fs2020 so I'll start maps program 2nd once the fs2020 checking for updates page has passed. No hang, but no streaming google data either.

app works fine , i just have difficulty closing it because the interface with the run/ stop buttons has disappeared from my taskbar. How do i get that back up when i have finshed the session

Comment has been deleted due to rule violation.

New version 2.3.3 no more map server change ?

Is there any way to replace the underlying Bing Maps when in Developer mode? I build airports and post them here on, but the satellite image when in Developer mode is many years old in places. I installed this mod, and I see it streaming down the Google Maps imagery, but the satellite image of the airport is still the Bing Map from 2015.

Bonjour.. j'ai un problème avec google chrome !!! je ne peux pas commenté !!! MSFS 2020 et installé sur C: et mes scènes sur D: dans quel répertoire sont stocké les tuiles ?... j'ai l'impression que les tuiles ne sont pas téléchargées.

Le site Gut machin est trop compliqué pour moi... et sur ce site on ne pas laisser de copie d'écran... mon mail : [email protected]

Anyone else getting Google watermarks in new zealand?

Clear cache took a very long time to finish. Can I delete the cache folder instantly?

I have heard several times that this mod is unsafe and can possibly cause viruses. Please fix this and make the mod safe!



2 day(s) ago / Thanked by derekhe

Excellent addon. Living in Australia, we have a lot of open space/regional towns, so this provides true scenery throughout a trip with detail expected. Much better than the original Bing Maps data. Installing & running is simple with no affects on performance

Looks good but no matter how i try my router shuts down WiFI and my ethernet starts to go really slow. I have tried with ISP and dedicated router and happens the same. Any idea?

After uninstalling/deleting the files as i no longer wanted to use them i am still left with google maps data loading into my sim.. anyone can help?

2.3.2 works very well for me. I only experienced a hang-on in the mid of loading screen ( yes , about 50%) in the fist 2 flights and then I have been able to load the program smoothly every time.

I have a issue since using this addon. My in-game photogrammetry data will not load anymore. Switching to the Bing maps wil not load photogrammetry as well. I'm stuck with the default stuff here. I have no connection or performance issues, host file looks fine and deleted all cache. Any ideas?



4 day(s) ago / Thanked by derekhe

Depuis les dernières versions, le chargement du mod ne ralentit pas du tout celui du simulateur ! Ne pas oublier avant de lancer le simu de supprimer content.xml et Rolling Cache qui vont se recréer de toute façon !!!! Bref ! C'est efficace ! Merci pour cette amélioration !!!!

© derekhe - All rights reserved. Any reupload or redistribution of this file without the author's prior written consent is forbidden.
This Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on was created by derekhe and shared in Utilities » Tweaks for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Dedicated Link Improve Report