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Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:18 am

Hello all,

I have flightgear 3.0 on a Mac OS ...I have turned on terra sync. But when I turn on Terra Sync It makes all airports parking spot be grass and trying to get pushed back from it takes forever so If anyone knows how to fix it it will really help! Thank You!
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby elgaton » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:56 am

Which airports did you try specifically? (Parking spots are specified for each airport - the cause of the problem you encountered might be a wrongly defined parking spot, or a TerraSync error while downloading the data, which is more common).
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi and thanks for replying I have tried KSFO and KLAX @elgaton
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby elgaton » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:50 pm

Just checked KSFO (stand A5) and KLAX (stand A1), in both cases I started on the apron (well, at KLAX I actually started on the runway, definitely not on the grass though).

Could you please attach a screenshot so that I can see how the area is rendered in FG? I suspect that TerraSync only downloaded the data partially due to a network error, but I'm not completely sure.
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:49 am

Hello,
Thanks for replying so far and I took a screenshot and you can find it here ---http://i59.tinypic.com/mvkoia.jpg
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby elgaton » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:19 am

Thanks - indeed it looks like there are some problems with the terrain around KSFO. I'll check if the problem persists in the latest TerraSync scenery, if not I'll file a bug or get in touch with the scenery maintainers and check what happened.
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:10 pm

Yes. Thank you very much @elgaton
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:44 pm

Hello,
I was just playing flightgear and something came on my screen and said "Download Scenery Stalled" and something else I dont remember just an hint
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby elgaton » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:30 am

I have filed a bug report for the scenery issue (unfortunately I don't know how to fix landcover data, otherwise I would have changed it).

As for the "Download Scenery Stalled" issue, this means your network connection dropped while downloading the scenery via TerraSync (it happens sometimes). I would suggest disabling TerraSync and using TerraMaster to get the latest scenery in bulk before flying.
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby Definee » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:15 pm

@elgaton how do I get terra Master?
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby ludomotico » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:50 pm

The issue with the grass is a known feature/bug of the scenery tools. The thing is our airports came mainly from the X-Plane community, and they define transparent layers in a way different from our scenery tools. It is a bug in this context, but there is not anything wrong in the way we defined transparent layers. In fact, there are ways to make these layers compatible with X-Plane and FlightGear (make them lines instead of layers), but people making airports for X-Plane do not bother about compatibility with FligthGear.

This issue affected very few airports around the world and, since our human resources are scarce, it was not a top priority. It is funny how this affects now our default airport so it suddenly has become a top priority issue :)

I prefer a once-and-for-all fix regarding transparent layers, but a very quick fix is just ignoring transparent layers in the apt.dat parser (optional manual intervention: remove these lines) and regenerating the airport.
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Re: Grass Parking spots with terra sync!

Postby elgaton » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:02 pm

@Definee: go to the TerraMaster download page and download the most recent version. The Wiki page details the usage.
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