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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby D-ECHO » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:31 pm

Let me dissweeten the Hawaii deal ;) problem is, that there are high-quality shapefiles being used in the current terrasync scenery, which if I understand correctly came from Statto who hasn't got them anymore, so I won't be able to generate a newer scenery with better airports. Has anyone else those shapefiles?
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Thorsten » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:27 pm

I'm not sure why we'd need better airports in Hawaii - they pretty much all seem to be well-developed in terms of taxiways, parking spaces and lines and the whole shbang (I guess Hawaii is interesting for others as well...) and many even have terminal buildings in FG.

So what better airports do you think we need here?
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby D-ECHO » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:39 pm

Well, the airport of Honolulu e.g. is still the old 800 format and therefor IMO not really good-looking:
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also, the apron has no taxilines at all and thus looks very blank:
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Thorsten » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:49 pm

Fair enough... I think I've checked out Kahului and Hilo today and they looked quite compelling - maybe they're more modern already.
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 am

D-ECHO, Thorsten, I can produce a new layout for that, depending how good the Gateway layout is, just let me know if it's needed.
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby D-ECHO » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:22 am

Hi legoboy, thanks but that ain't the problem here. The layout in the gateway is nearly perfect, but to generate it with TG, one would need the HQ shapefiles...
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Thorsten » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am

But the current WS II landclasses seem okay - so this wasn't a special file set aside, this must have been on the map server - so whoever has a map server backup must have the current WS II state, no?

There was another Hawaii build (with more watercourse data, but artifacts in the elevation mesh) distributed via TS only on WS I, but that was changed by the current.
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby D-ECHO » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 pm

Yep, do you know anyone who has a mapserver backup?
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Thorsten » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:52 pm

TorstenD I assume.
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Catalanoic » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:41 pm

i think better to not develop and propose airports with highly old, incomplete or wrong layouts, these need to wait until next terrain generation. pity, because Hawaii is top place to do events and nice to have for default airport and help to improve scenery :cry: .
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Thorsten » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:19 pm

As those who follow the mailing list may already know, we've decided to skip the 2017.4 release and focus on the release date in Feb instead (it's been just two months since the last release, there's been FSWeekend preparations for some of us, and there's a general feeling of 'not ready').

This would give someone the chance to organize the poll for the next default airport - if nobody shows any interest, the developers will simply pick one. :mrgreen:
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Catalanoic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:35 pm

Then close this thread and no 2017.4 poll and start 2018.1 proposals thread instead?
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby bugman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Probably better/simpler if I rename the thread title to "[2018.1]", no? Then someone could start the poll straight away. Could you create the poll Catalanoic?

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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby Catalanoic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 pm

simplier, yes. please bugman, do that. So we have enough proposals and lasted it long, we can proceed to polling i think, but for 2018.1 instead like Thorsten and mail list suggested.
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Re: Help us find our next default airport! [2017.4]

Postby BEL ISAAK » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 am

I 'll start the poll at around 1130 CET (1030Z).
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