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#1 2011-09-16 13:28:04

MdMax
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Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

Hello !

OpenStreetMap roads have already been used for years in flight simulation software like X-Plane thanks to tools like XPOSM or FlightGear (see the Wiki link here).


Now there's also a nice tool for converting forests and buildings from OpenStreetMap, and that makes virtual VFR flying a lot more interesting !

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That's a view of Montigny-lès-Metz in France in X-Plane.

The software for building this scenery is called OSM2XP and it's available here:
http://osm2xp.com/

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#2 2011-09-17 13:05:30

!i!
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

Thanks for the hints, a good point to add such news is here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/3D_Development


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#3 2011-10-02 19:25:39

MdMax
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

I discovered that using X-Plane with photo-sceneries, XPOSM and OSM2XP is a very entertaining tool to find duplicate ways in buildings (flickering textures), or to detect other errors. smile

Here, you'll find some screen shots I made in Koenigsmaker, Magny, Piblange/Drogny/Bockange, Garche, Thionville and Saarbrücken/Rodenhof:

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#4 2012-05-11 20:07:02

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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

Hello,

I've been working with Fly! Legacy (open source flight simulator) team to add openStreetMap data into their sim.
You can check some screenshots here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/flysimvol/show/

I'll now look at flightGear support for osm2xp.

Ben


Osm2xp, OpenStreetMap data transformer for flight simulators.

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#5 2012-07-09 14:58:40

efa
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

wow, my vote for FG support

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#6 2012-08-26 19:23:19

MdMax
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

efa wrote:

wow, my vote for FG support

Hello !

OSM2XP is now an open-source project (GPLv3) and it's available here:
http://code.google.com/p/osm2xp/

If you want to vote for FlightGear support, just do it here: wink
http://code.google.com/p/osm2xp/issues/list (Issue 3)

More pictures are available here (X-Plane 10 + OSM2XP).

Best regards.

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#7 2013-06-09 07:55:46

MdMax
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

Hi all !

A great presentation has been made by the author of OSM2XP at the State of the Map US San Fransisco 2013. You can find the slides here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Tij0QLWpQ


Here you can find new screen shots I made in X-Plane 10 with:
- orthophoto ground textures
- roads, railways and power-lines generated with XPOSM
- 3D buildings and forests generated with OSM2XP

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mo14-th.jpg mo15-th.jpg mo16-th.jpg

Here's the place for the last picture:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=49.06 … 4&layers=M

Happy mapping or flying ! wink

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#8 2014-05-31 20:42:42

MdMax
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Re: Flight simulation and OpenStreetMap

Hello !

There's a new freeware tool for generating 3D sceneries in X-Plane using OpenStreetMap, it's called World2XPlane:
http://world2xplane.com/

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Flight simulation never looked so real ! cool

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