70: Maps – FTX NA Landmarks

One of my favorite places to fly in FSX is the North America area covered and enhanced by FSAddon and Orbx paywares, which include FSAddon’s Tongass Fjords (TFJ); Orbx’s Pacific Northwest (PNW), Pacific Fjords (PFJ), Central Rockies (CRM) and Northern Rockies (NRM).

Lately, I’ve been customizing maps for all these regions as a whole.  In addition to re-grouping and re-categorizing Landmarks, Points of Interest and Airports from these addons, I am also adding sceneries from Return to Misty Moorings (RTMM) and other FTX NA-compatible freewares to these maps.

Following explains the structure I use:

As I start using the Network Link feature in Google Earth for maps, it is perfectly okay to post the URL from Stage One now since all subsequent works for the maps can be updated automatically once new data are added.

For Landmark and POI maps, the update process was split into 5 stages, starting from this one on Aug-4 thru to the last one on Aug-9.  The log is as follows:

  • STAGE 1 – Aug-4
    Consists of the outlining areas covered by different regions, plus Roads and Passes and Lighthouses within the scenery.    Additional lighthouses in BC are developed by Mike Mann, which can be downloaded via Flightsim here.
  • STAGE 2 – Aug-5
    Wind Turbine Farms and Hydro Dams included.
  • STAGE 3 – Aug-7
    Mountains
    , Glaciers and Ski Areas included.
  • STAGE 4 – Aug-8
    Mines & Sawmills
    and Cabin Lodges included.
  • STAGE 5 – Aug-9   (completed)
    All remaining Points of Interest uploaded

Right Click to copy the following URL to Google Earth Network Link, and get realtime changes when update is available:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25018674/Google%20Earth%20Shared/NA%20-%20NA%20FTX%20Landmarks.kmz

The link can be used in PlanG as well.

The NA Airport maps using the same structure will start soon.   The process will last for 5 stages.

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