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osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:23 am

This topic is intended to announce and organize efforts for the osm2city worldbuild.

I will update this post to stay up to date.

Current status: Image
May through August 2019: First run of the build. Due to breaking changes the build was not completed.

I'm looking for testers... What do you need to be a tester?
System requirements:
  • A download manager (To be able to continue interrupted downloads)
  • About 40-50GB free disk space (for the biggest areas)
  • To be able to run Nightly/Next build (cause of dependenc on some new feature)
  • Gitlab account for issue tracking
What I expect from you:
  • Visual check of scenery using the UFO
  • Checking scenery with osm data
  • Comparing skylines of major cities and complex intersections with real life pictures
  • Report any problems
  • Being reliable
  • Enough time to review whole tiles (10 by 10 degree areas... that's HUGH!!! will take many hours)

For any questions please reply in this thread.

You can download the scenery either directly from sourceforge or you can download it using the grafical interface.
NOTE: You will need a Next/Nightly Flightgear build.
NOTE: Version v0.1 works only with some limited versions and are provided without any support.
Please report any issues.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby Catalanoic » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 pm

I think i can do most of the things you described.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:06 pm

Are you coordinating this with Torsten? I believe there were plans to do this for TerraSync in the future - so to avoid wasting effort might as well just make this be the definitive version and distribute it, then let it be updated automatically with the rest of world scenery :)

Certainly sounds ambitious, looking forward to seeing what you achieve.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:09 pm

No, I'm not coordinating this with Torsten... I haven't even got a reply to my mail on the mailing list...
And please... don't confuse TerraSync with osm2city... i'm just building osm2city which has (almost) nothing to do with the new scenery worldbuild.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:16 am

Actually, sorry - what I meant was that since osm2city can be distributed via TerraSync you might as well try and get it in if possible to avoid other people having to run it with duplication of work?
And then the planned regular scenery updates could run osm2city and incrementally update tiles as needed?
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:25 am

We'll see... primary goal is to debug and fix osm2city as best as possible... and ofc haveing a worldwide coverage. I didn't bother yet to get it into ts... will consider it, if I get stable results.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby V12 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am

Where will be generated OSM data stored ? This will be a lot of gigabytes for all world.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby Catalanoic » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:21 pm

torrent works as an option, at the devel list some people managed to share +6 GB torrent for FlightGear EarthView without third-party sites.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 pm

For now... for testing, i'll host it from my server (1Mbit/s uplink)... hence the limitation for testers only.

I've brought up torrent in the past for terrasync too... i know that it works. I'll see... main focus is currently on creating it without any problems on osm2city.py side... I can think later about distribution... and if i wait long enough, i've got the 100Mbit/s FTTH uplink... (is a bit like the BER airport :-/ noone knows when it really comes).

and yes... it will be lots of GB... just as refference: the 10 by 10 degree tile e010n40 (which is the 3rd densest are of osm data) which i've build for testing puroses had a size of 42GB unziped. the zip file where 8.7GB large... while australia is ziped only 1.4GB... due to much less coverage. Currently i'm rerunning that tile to see if i can cut off a good bit of that using the BUILDING_LIST(uses "random" buildings at some points) once that build is done, i'll decide if i'll use that parameter and kick off the build
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby xDraconian » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:10 am

Hi @merspieler,

It is a very ambitious project, and I'm excited to learn that you are taking on this challenge. I look forward to tracking your progress.
Happy world building!

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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:12 am

Thanks scott... btw... how's the preparation for the terragear worldbuild going? (haven't read anything on the ml lately...)
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby xDraconian » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:33 am

My todo list is getting shorter. Still three bugs in Terragear I need to track down. I'm currently working on new line textures. Also have at least two new TerraGear tools to write (but these are for enhancements, so these may come later).

The Hawaiian Islands and Tennessee custom scenery projects have helped a lot in testing and identifying bugs. It also helped a bunch to refine my workflow.

So, I feel like we're getting close. Haven't gotten an update from Torsten, so not sure where he is with his workflow.
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby paju1986 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:19 pm

I have my own home server with 100Mb/s uplink if you are interested i can host the files there as a mirror i have an entire spare drive with 750Gb storage available
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby merspieler » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:24 am

paju1986: That would be great. Thanks for the offer.

How would you prefer to get the files onto your server?
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Re: osm2city worldbuild

Postby paju1986 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:39 am

torrent, git, svn or just plain http download are fine for me, anything i can just left downloading on my server
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