FS2004 Scenery

Design Problems


Grid Datum Problems



Scenery Design Headaches

It would not be fair to describe scenery design as easy. In most cases it can be but there are a few traps to be found along the way. The release of the VisualFlight photoscenery has added some more. Here I will comment on three in particular.

Grid datum problems

An explanation as to why you may find your objects located in the wrong position when building scenery over accurate photoscenery.

Coastline alignment

The default coastline is crude and inaccurately placed. In this page I'll describe the problems that the default coastline creates for other scenery elements and Iain Murray's excellent Coastline Maker tool for reworking the coasts.

GPS and Map errors

This page shows some problems when using maps or GPS for position data in scenery objects.