Lyndiman’s New Zealand Ortho Photography Set (X-Plane)

 

About

This package is an orthophotography scenery package for X-Plane. It will replace ground textures with images derived from aerial photographs that should make the simulator much more immersive.

This package features:

  • High quality Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) aerial photos processed at zoom level 17 (a good balance of quality vs size)
  • From my testing this scenery has no visible impact on FPS (check image gallery for FPS)
  • Intensive photo processing to balance colour, replace patches, for a seamless experience

 

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Donation

This package is offered as donation-ware. You may freely download and use this package. If you appreciate the significant effort involved in developing the package you can donate using the PayPal link on this page. Funds will go towards storage, redundancy, creative software subscription renewals and torrent seeding.

Download Instructions

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The only feasible way to distribute this amount of data is through peer-to-peer technology, such as torrent files. Using this technology the files are downloaded from a distributed network of clients. Please seed this torrent if you are fortunate enough to have spare bandwidth to contribute. This will ensure the distribution network becomes viable. If funds allow, I will setup a seed-box to assist with the distribution of the package.

Note: You will need to install a torrent client such as uTorrent.

Add the Torrent file to your torrent client to begin downloading:

North Island: Lyndiman’s Orthophotography NZ North Island R3
South Island: Lyndiman’s Orthophotography NZ South Island R2

Also, Download the Overlay which will add trees, buildings, roads, power-lines etc here.

Installation Information

  1. Once downloaded, copy the folders into your X-Plane\Custom Scenery
  2. Edit your ini file
  3. Load X-Plane and then immediate close it.
  4. All of your new scenery will be added to your custom scenery.ini file.
  5. Go to X-Plane\Custom Scenery and open the scenery_packs.ini file with a text editor.
  6. Move the lines referring to your new Ortho to the bottom. Make sure the Overlays folder is at the top.
    Make sure no other meshes are loading on top of the ortho, such as the NZ Pro Scenery (this would block the ortho)

For reference, my ini file looks like this:

<all the other mods here>
...
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_new_zealand_overlay/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/yOrtho4XP_Overlays/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-35+172/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-35+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-36+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-36+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-37+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-37+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-37+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-38+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-38+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-38+176/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-38+177/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-38+178/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-39+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-39+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-39+176/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-39+177/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-39+178/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-40+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-40+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-40+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-40+176/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-40+177/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-41+172/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-41+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-41+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-41+176/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+171/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+172/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+174/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+175/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-42+176/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-43+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-43+172/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-43+171/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+171/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+170/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+169/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-43+170/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+172/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-45+168/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-45+167/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-45+169/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-45+170/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-45+171/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-46+166/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-46+167/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-46+168/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-46+169/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-46+170/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-47+166/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-47+167/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-47+168/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-47+169/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-47+170/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-48+167/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-48+168/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-41+173/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_-44+168/

Copyright Information

Lyndiman’s New Zealand Orthophotography © 2017. The imagery within this package has been derived from open sources and modified heavily. No part of this package may be reproduced or redistributed as part of other work in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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