OpenStreetMap roads have already been used for years in flight simulation software like X-Plane thanks to tools like XPOSM or FlightGear (see the Wiki link here).
Now there’s also a nice tool for converting forests and buildings from OpenStreetMap, and that makes virtual VFR flying a lot more interesting !
That’s a view of Montigny-lès-Metz in France in X-Plane.
The software for building this scenery is called OSM2XP and it’s available here:
Thanks for the hints, a good point to add such news is here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/3D_Development
I’ve been working with Fly! Legacy (open source flight simulator) team to add openStreetMap data into their sim.
You can check some screenshots here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/flysimvol/show/
I’ll now look at flightGear support for osm2xp.
wow, my vote for FG support
OSM2XP is now an open-source project (GPLv3) and it’s available here:
If you want to vote for FlightGear support, just do it here:
http://code.google.com/p/osm2xp/issues/list (Issue 3)
More pictures are available here (X-Plane 10 + OSM2XP).
Hi all !
A great presentation has been made by the author of OSM2XP at the State of the Map US San Fransisco 2013. You can find the slides here:
Here you can find new screen shots I made in X-Plane 10 with:
- orthophoto ground textures
- roads, railways and power-lines generated with XPOSM
- 3D buildings and forests generated with OSM2XP
Here’s the place for the last picture:
Happy mapping or flying !
There’s a new freeware tool for generating 3D sceneries in X-Plane using OpenStreetMap, it’s called World2XPlane:
Flight simulation never looked so real !