It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:49 pm

All times are UTC




 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: FSDG Keflavik (and Iceland)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:29 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Posts: 6
Hi guys,

I was just installing some older airports into my other sim X-Plane 11 and noticed that in my Aerosoft account I had FSDG Keflavik - did you guys do that for X-Plane?

I actually wanted to find out if Keflavik may be a consideration for FSDG in P3D v4 (and FSX) now that it has become a major international transit hub and tourist destination. It certainly offers some challenging approach conditions.

I also wondered if there may be a consideration for a new version of Iceland, along the same lines (but bigger of course) as your Mauritius or Reunion scenery? I know that Orbx Global, Vector and Open LC EU is meant to be a close approximation with some special points of interest included. However, as someone who lives here, I find that so much detail is missed (glaciers, volcanos, lava fields etc) that it doesn't feel like you're really flying here. I did have the Aerosoft Iceland scenery - was this FSDG as well? It was certainly better with some more points of interest but is perhaps a little out of date, especially considering the new technologies available within P3D for example. With the good satellite imagery available and some lovely small airports to fly into (Westman Islands, Isafjordur etc) it really is missing what it actually feels like to fly over the country with the current offerings. It is a truly stunning VFR flying destination, not dissimilar to New Zealand and Reunion. I know you guys seem open to some unusual destinations so thought I would see if this is something you would consider? Plus you would have the added benefit of having a local nearby able to get some photos if needed! ;-)

I was about to post some comparison pics (Aerosoft, Orbx and real) but on going to the Aerosoft page see that the developer is indeed FSDG...Wow! Is this something that you'd therefore revisit?

All the best,

James


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: FSDG Keflavik (and Iceland)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:43 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:28 pm
Posts: 751
We have currently no plans for Iceland. Keflavik X and Iceland X were indeed developed by me (before we started FSDG). I decided back then to not work on a newer version before we have high resolution aerial imagery of the whole island available for a reasonable price. If you know something I don't please send us an email so we can discuss this.



_________________
- Thorsten -

Image
FSDG-online.com
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: FSDG Keflavik (and Iceland)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:59 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Posts: 6
Hi Thorsten,

Thanks for the response and nice to hear of your past involvement with Iceland - I used to love that product back in FSX.

I have a cousin who works in the maps/geological departments here who I think will know something about the availability of higher resolution aerial imagery - not sure how much of the country has been covered but it is something that is likely done to a pretty good level (60-30cm).

I will perhaps drop you an email if I am able to get any further information.

Many thanks

James


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: