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#Experimental Italy
Alternative DEM for Italy - 20 Meter resolution
With this higher terrain resolution (now very poor default), you get superior relief quality, like mountines, hills and sea coast.

Install by extracting to Community folder as usual

Documentation and basic implementation to create native DEMs will be made available at
Please post technical question and comments at forum: MSFS - Everything about CGL generation

Release notes:
v1.0 first public release
v1.1 removed thin wall where end DEM10 data and start DEM25 data

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

DEM10 by TINITALY (CC BY 4.0 license)
Tarquini S., Isola I., Favalli M., Battistini A. (2007) TINITALY, a digital elevation model of Italy with a 10 m-cell size (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
DEM25 by EU-DEM v1.1 - Copernicus data and information policy Regulation (EU)

Creator: Chris
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Pretty empty over here.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.1 January 04, 2021

    Removed thin wall where end DEM10 data and start DEM25 data.

  • Launched January 02, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Pretty empty over here.

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    February 15, 2021

    Ciao, devo dire che dopo aver visto il resto delle alpi questa è una delle poche addon che tengo sempre quando volo in Italia. Ottimo lavoro ed è proprio quello di cui il sim ha bisogno... mi chiedevo se state lavorando ad altri aggiornamenti! Grazie per il lavoro!

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    January 25, 2021

    Wonderfull idea and effot but i'm experiencing a lot of issues and glithces with snow terrain in the alps. Could you specify the settings to apply? I play with terrain to max, but LOD to 70 due to CPU bottleneck.

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    January 24, 2021

    Great! Thank you!

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    January 18, 2021

    le mesh sono più precise nell ultimo aggiornamento di MFS, rispetto al tuo.

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    January 13, 2021

    Nice work ! It's possible to extend it to France ?

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    January 08, 2021

    Excellent work.

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    January 07, 2021

    Thanks for sharing this. The result is great, makes a real difference.

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    January 05, 2021

    improves the mountains only up close. From a distance the mountains by default are better. As you approach the mountains grow and rise with an ugly movement to see.

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    longastrino replied
    January 07, 2021
    try to set Terrain resolution 200.
    G8V8S replied
    January 09, 2021
    Unfortunately i'm having the same issue. Mountains up close tend to load slowly and the seam between LODs is seen constantly even with 200 set and max distance drawing on everything.
    adriky89 replied
    January 15, 2021
    I have the same problem, if you want to fly VFR very close to the mountains it´s ok, otherwise, I prefer the default terrain.
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    January 05, 2021

    Thanks a lot for the update!

    I (all European) would be glad if you possibly could also make this kind of great improvement for the rest of Europe (making use of the DEM25 defined by EU-DEM v1.1).

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    January 04, 2021

    very nice project man! Any plans for some future work like the rest of Austria ?

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    January 04, 2021

    Thanks a lot!
    Finally the Gran Sasso (central Italy) begins to take its true shape! While waiting for the 10 meter solution, thanks again.

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    January 04, 2021

    Definitely an improvement. Thank you. In many areas of the Northern Alps I have problems with textures though. Around Southern Bavaria and Tirol and Alto Adige the ground textures won't load properly or blink in and out of existence. Very disturbing. Has anyone reported something similar?

    So far I haven't seen problems with airports like the Taburet version is supposed to have.

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