avatar

DEM for Finland - level12 - AP heightmaps

Current Version 2.2.1 by morko
Not Downloaded yet

Version 2.2.1
Initial Release December 03, 2020
Last Updated March 21, 2021
File Size 1.24 GB
Downloads 3,596
This file has been scanned for viruses and is safe to download.
What does the Community say?

4.9
Superb!
Based on 21 ratings
😢
0
sad
😠
0
angry
😮
0
shocked
🙏
3
thankful
😂
0
amused
😍
2
in love
#Real-Life #Nature #Experimental Finland Exclusive Drag and Drop

BEFORE UPDATING TO V >=2.20 REMOVE PREVIOUS VERSIONS
Includes:

  • DEM for Finland created from NLS elevation models, ground resolution is about 20 meters.
  • 3D terrain for 186 airports / flightplaces / emergency landing places / helicopter landing areas (:P) in Finland, ground resolution 4-5 meters

Regarding airports:This is based on data from NLS elevation models, with minor fixes done on airport areas in case source data is not up to date or has errors.
If you spot errors, please let me know, with as much detail as possible.
Install by extracting to Community folder as usual, remove previous folders when updating to be sure that there is no leftovers.

How to disable heightmap for an area:

1. Navigate to scenery\heightmaps\finland\
2. find bgl that corresponds to the area you want to remove, most are ICAO codes. Some smaller areas can be a bit obscure, refer to areacodes.pdf
3. rename/delete said bgl. For example rename EFTP.bgl to EFTP.bgl.disabled

Mods known to work with this mod (doesn't mean others won't):

Known issues:

  • Edges of covered area don't blend to the original in-game/bing DEM
  • Peak elevations might have small "spikes"
  • Sub-optimal file size

For creators:
Uses priority 20 and 21 to override default airport areas without seaming. So if you want to build something that uses this as a baseline, use at least priority 22 if you do terraforming or additional heightmaps over this one.

Documentation and basic implementation to create native DEMs is available at github.com/muumimorko/MSFS2020_CGLTools
Please post technical question and comments at github or at FSDeveloper.com forum: MSFS - Everything about CGL generation

Credits:
DEM2 and DEM10 by the National Land Survey of Finland
AW3D30 Provided by Earth Observation Research Center (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Creator: Morko
This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator.It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only.
If others modify or adapt the material, they must license the modified material under identical terms.


Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.2.1 March 21, 2021

    EFHK flattened platform areas to be compatible with a scenery by Epixeri

    EFHK by Epixeri available at https://flightsim.to/file/10728/efhk-helsinki-airport

  • Version 2.2.0 March 02, 2021

    Restructure files so that one area is in one bgl with human readable name


    How to disable heightmap for an area:
    1. Navigate to scenery\heightmaps\finland\
    2. find bgl that corresponds to the area you want to remove, most are ICAO codes. Some smaller areas can be a bit obscure, refer to areacodes.pdf
    3. rename/delete said bgl. For example rename EFTP.bgl to EFTP.bgl.disabled

  • Version 2.1.7 February 03, 2021

    EFKT PROPER new taxiway and apron smoothing

  • Version 2.1.6 February 03, 2021

    -EFHK and EFKU new noise reduction, PROPER EFSI apron smoothed, EFTP apron bulldozed




Pretty empty over here.

54 Comments
  • BostonElf
    28 day(s) ago
    I have yet to try this out but I'm extremely impressed with people like you who have the knowledge and algorithm skills ! Are there any collaboration efforts ongoing with Sweden/Norwegian developers? You could help them definately 😊 This overlaps those countries, imagine a complete build for Scandinavia, that would be so cool 😊 -Thank you from Brønnøysund Norway, Finland here I come (bushflying 😊 ...
  • hergi12345
    28 day(s) ago
    Very nice job!
  • RenderMan
    1 month(s) ago
    Are you planning on updating this with the new finalized KM2 info?
    • morko
      28 day(s) ago
      Yes, it's planned and I have the data already. Before releasing that I want to improve the generation algorithm, as it still does not produce 1:1 results in game relative to source data. (Outside of airport areas)
    • RenderMan
      28 day(s) ago
      Excellent! Keep up the good work!
  • eyedee63
    2 month(s) ago
    Great job.
    But I didn't find it much useful since the Finnish landscape is mostly flat.
    • morko
      2 month(s) ago
      That's quite true 😀
  • jvr009
    2 month(s) ago
    Thanks for your work first of all, however I have just purchased EFHK from Justsim and there is a major bump on ryw04R - so bad that you not only crash, but the sim CTD. Is there any way to fix this - other than remove your files, I would like to keep them 😊 Thanks in advance
    • morko
      2 month(s) ago
      I could generate an alternative heightmap compatible with it, but I don't own it.

      However, I'm planning on restructuring this mod so that disabling heightmap from an airport can be done by renaming/deleting a file corresponding to that airport.
    • jvr009
      2 month(s) ago
      Hello morko, and thanks for your reply. Yes, I was thinking the same - and I tried to find efhk in your files, but it was all just numbers. Your solution sounds great, looking very much forward to that - because Finland do look better with your mod. Thanks again for your work. BRDS from Denmark
  • Maxest
    2 month(s) ago
    Is it possible to make it compatible with the Justsim EFHK? With this mod installed I got some buildings and fences floating now above the ground. And one of the runways also got really sharp bump.
    • morko
      2 month(s) ago
      I could generate an alternative heightmap compatible with it, but I don't own it.

      However, I'm planning on restructuring this mod so that disabling heightmap from an airport can be done by renaming/deleting a file corresponding to that airport.
  • AnelToro089
    3 month(s) ago
    Would you considor making this for Austria, I will provide a link to the open goverment DEM of the whole country 10cm Quality

    https://www.data.gv.at/katalog/dataset/dgm/resource/b347b029-3fd5-448a-8c2c-07f483c2c56e

    Its free to download and use in any projects and its updated from time to time
    • morko
      2 month(s) ago
      I'm planning on processing other areas only after I have the toolset producing exactly the results I want. Although I wish Asobo gets there before I do.
  • Maxest
    3 month(s) ago
    While at some parts of the region it improved elevation by a lot (especially on a lot of small islands), unfortunately it also created a lot of hilly terrain where the Sim update fixed them. At some cities I also noticed the elevation data cannot distinguish between the hill and a building - again, creating a lot of bumps where the terrain should be flat. So, while it can indeed improve the shape of the hills unfortunately it works exactly the opposite way where terrain is mostly consists of fields or a cityscape.
    • morko
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi, sorry for replying late. Most of the elevation error (inside Finnish borders) comes from the fact that the the "laplacian pyramid" generation filters that I use do not match exactly what the game does in inverse. Elevetion data outside of Finnish borders is actually from a DSM, not DTM, a mistake I recently found out about. To fix that, I need to find DTM data from areas around finland.
  • imb12
    3 month(s) ago
    Many thanks for your contributions!
  • Esa
    3 month(s) ago
    Thanks Mörkö!
  • Mokkeri
    3 month(s) ago
    Taxiway T on EFTP is very bumpy
    • morko
      3 month(s) ago
      This has been fixed 😊
  • Troglodytus
    4 month(s) ago
    Hi! thank you for this game changing addon! I had a look at your github page, I wanna help and make countries with high resolution as well. I just dont quite understand your tool completely. Can you provide some kind of tutorial? That would be awesome!


© morko - All rights reserved. Any reupload or redistribution of this file without the author's prior written consent is forbidden.
This Flight Simulator 2020 Mod was created by morko and shared in Scenery Enhancements » Landscape for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Dedicated Link Improve Report