Here’s a quick look at some issues of using the JAXA GeoTIFFs for high fidelity elevation data. These custom files result in more polygons, so better lighting and a more realistic looking landscape. But for some reason the TIFF have bright pixels which in the data represents about 50 square metres of space having an elevation of 30,000 ft in a landscape that is at 1200 ft. Here’s a look in sim:
Firstly, this shouldn’t be such a big issue. Ortho4XP uses a curve tolerance and smooths the landscape, so this should be processed in the same way noise reduction fixes images.
Here’s a look at the GeoTIFF area of interest. The darker the area, the lower the altitude.
After ‘fixing’ the GeoTIFF:
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