Populate 3000 airports in one day

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Populate 3000 airports in one day

Postby laserman » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:04 am

Hello fellow scenery artists,
please have a look at my wiki page:
http://wiki.flightgear.org/User:Laserman/ideas

I am very fascinated, I am thrilled by the idea of making a tool to automatically convert shared objects and buildings in a GPL compliant way for more than 3000 airports.

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Re: Populate 3000 airports in one day

Postby IAHM-COL » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:36 am

quite compelling D-LASER :D

1) what you think of performance issues? I had to do a lot of passing around the osm2city script to get a decent performance on the FG side. And still is quite a bite.

2) scenery creators for xplane potentially didnt make those with FG in mind. Do you think is "fair use" on all sense to take that? I know the X-PLANE guys do run a for profit operation, too.

I still bug my mind around the ODBL license, and how FG can create derivative work for GPL here. too.

3) Quality wise; OSM does a great looking city, but custom made buildings over the tarmac do get the best ultimate feeling, I think.


great work-plan and ideas, thou.

I'm looking forward to see where you take these. And If you think I can be of help, knock my door ;)

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Re: Populate 3000 airports in one day

Postby laserman » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:23 pm

1) similar to other nice airports like LOWI

2) I estimate 10% of gateway contributers are FlightGear people. the X-PLANE guys are very thankful for the bug reports that I send. the side effect of conversion is analysing the apt.dat more than they did.

ODBL license is ok. we already use OSM data for Terrain.

3) I agree. I don't think that auto-generated buildings will end up in terrasync, only as custom scenery and I will put them in on the "exclude list" as soon as some1 makes a nice building.

4) I will knock after the FG festival :-)


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Re: Populate 3000 airports in one day

Postby IAHM-COL » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:26 pm

That is awesome, laserman
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