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Project Britain

Post by Danny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:46 pm

Project Britain - To create a realistic and detailed scale map of Great Britain.

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I have decided to start a new work in progress thread for a project which me and Vandal have been planning for a while. The map itself will hopefully be an accurate and realistic 1:1 scale map of Great Britain, featuring most major airports and landmarks. In order to complete a map of this size, we will be splitting Great Britain into nine separate areas which will be worked on. Once all areas are complete after many months or even years of hard work, we will be combining the nine areas together. This project is open to the entire community, so we would like to invite any map makers to contribute to the project.

The first area of Britain which we are going to be working on is:

"The South East"
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A scenery editor screenshot of the basic outline from the South East area, created by Vandal.

The South East area includes the counties of Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Isle of Wight and the London Area.

If you wish to get involved in creating airports for this area, a list of the airports within the South East area is below. Once you have completed your scenery, PM either me or Vandal to organise the sending of the map. Your scenery will be added and positioned within the main South East fld file.
-- Completed airports --
  • London Heathrow Airport - Modified Stock
  • London Gatwick Airport - Modified Stock
  • London Biggin Hill Airport - Danny
  • Farnborough Airport - Danny
-- Current WIP airports --
  • London City Airport - Vandal
  • RAF Odiham - Danny
  • Bembridge Isle of Wight Airport - Danny
-- Current open airports --
Reference material
http://en.wikipedia.org
For information on airports, including runway length etc.

http://maps.google.co.uk
Detailed satellite imagery.

http://www.bing.com/maps
Satellite imagery and Ordinance Survey maps of airports.

http://www.pb-photos.com/
Maps of military airfields.

http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/in ... id=13.html
NATS airport diagrams

http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/in ... id=14.html
NATS heliport diagrams

http://www.yspilots.com/yspf/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19
Scenery tutorials, credit to Taskforce 58.

http://ysfhq.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=820
Check Vandal's post on British runway markings.

http://ysfhq.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=836
PDF's posted by Gunny of some of Britain's airports.

If you wish to contribute to the project by creating one of the airports listed as open above or an airport which we have not listed which is within the South East area, please reply to this topic and we'll add it to the WIP list. Please feel free to post any work in progress in this thread or any questions about the project or map making.

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Re: Project Britain

Post by Gunny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:35 pm

My only comment. 8-)

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Re: Project Britain

Post by VNAF ONE » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:31 pm

That military maps site is very very informative. Like vary much.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Shutter » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:35 pm

Ambitious, I like it. Hoping to see this come together. If ever you need a few ground objects just send me a pm, but otherwise I can't help you guys much, I'm not very good at scenery.

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Re: Project Britain

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:58 am

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY MAP PROJECT! :lol:
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Danny » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:43 am

I'm now starting work on RAF Odiham, the home of the Chinook. I will post a few WIP screenshots later on. :)

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Re: Project Britain

Post by Neil » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:22 pm

This is going to be amazing, cant wait. :)

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Re: Project Britain

Post by vandal » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:29 pm

I've added to the airport list. Also includes small private airfields and little farm strips. If you're new to mapping why not pick one of these small private airfields.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by red baron » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Very cool, i hope you guys pull it off without a hitch :D
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Turbofan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:52 pm

Great stuff, if you need help on technical aspects of airports or anything, or help in finding photos, let me know. I'm not good at using bitmaps yet so I can't make any airports, but will be glad to help in other ways.

Btw, for LHR will you have the terminals, including T 5 and the new East Terminal Project? Just wondering if you plan on having those or if you'll have simple structures to cut down on lag and such.

This will be epic when it comes out, looking forward to it. 8-)
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Danny » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:59 pm

Sorry about the lack of updates regarding this project over the past few months. I've been busy with Uni work and haven't had much time for map making.

Anyway, although not within the 'South East' area, RAF Waddington is 99% complete. I will probably be releasing this as a standalone map within the next few weeks. :)

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Next up, I'll be re-starting work on RAF Odiham after I've completed some assignments.

Remember that this project is open to the entire community, so feel free to start on any of the open maps listed on the first post in this topic. As Vandal said, a lot of the open airports are small private airstrips with very simple layouts.

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Re: Project Britain

Post by Hawkstar » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 am

Wont that be also like what will happen to USA48, as in YS shaking so much on very big maps.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:32 am

If you would compare this map to scale won't nearly be as big as the USA48 map. Also some of patrick's ground objects tend to cause problems with Direct3D so this map shouldn't be nearly as much of a problem. That's why I'm also keeping my own maps down to a regional scale as oppose to the size of a continent.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Welshy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:26 am

How can London (Battersea Heliport) be implemented to YSF, you would need to use elevation grids and therefore you wouldn't get the look of standing up, unless you wait for the new YSF
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Re: Project Britain

Post by plunderbird » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:46 pm

Couple of things. How about releasing each part/area, like this one, as an individual map. As there will be a lot of things in each one.
Also whoever makes Dunsfold, don't forget the 'Top Gear' logo on the roof. :geek:
Maybe they could even include 'Stig' as a ground object. (Non shootable of course.)
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Re: Project Britain

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:01 pm

Guys I think the point of this is to release a map of each region. They are just talking about places that can be included in this as well as other projects.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by TB1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:53 pm

I cannot wait for this. As an Englander myself it would be amazing to fly around on this map. I might start making maps and learning the process just to help you guys with this project. Fantastic idea and I wish you both the best of luck :)
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Phoenix » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:21 pm

VNAF ONE wrote:Guys I think the point of this is to release a map of each region. They are just talking about places that can be included in this as well as other projects.
Well I think that you should do a "megadodo".

That is, release them in parts, but then bring them together to form one big map.

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Re: Project Britain

Post by TB1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:32 pm

Phoenix wrote:
VNAF ONE wrote:Guys I think the point of this is to release a map of each region. They are just talking about places that can be included in this as well as other projects.
Well I think that you should do a "megadodo".

That is, release them in parts, but then bring them together to form one big map.
I agree, gives people something to shut them up about when it's going to get released. Like each map is a pre-release if you will and then it gets put together at the end. I for one can't wait so I especially like the idea of each section being released separately.
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Re: Project Britain

Post by Danny » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Phoenix wrote:
VNAF ONE wrote:Guys I think the point of this is to release a map of each region. They are just talking about places that can be included in this as well as other projects.
Well I think that you should do a "megadodo".

That is, release them in parts, but then bring them together to form one big map.
That's the plan. Also some of the larger airports may be released separately too, so watch this space. :)

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