GeoReality Releases Global Forests North America

January 6, 2020

A relatively new X-Plane developer, GeoReality has released volume 2 to their Global Forests series. The second instalment of the series comes after the developer’s first product, Volume 1 Europe. Volume 2 includes the whole of North America with countries like the U.S.A, Canada and Mexico (full list of countries below).

GeoReality utilises “never-before seen technology” to install tress into X-Plane, the developer wrote on the product page.

The whole earth has been scanned and analysed to produce an accurate natural forest tree representation (not manually planted trees). The trees are then installed into X-Plane 11, re-creating the world's forests in terms of variation, tree density, tree type, and tree height.

Full list of countries included:

  • U.S.A (including Alaska, Hawaii)
  • Canada
  • All the Caribbean countries
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Honduras
  • El Salvador

The developer also recently released a free version of the Alaska region back in November last year for users who would like to try the product before they buy the full volume. This free version came shortly after the launch of volume 1, Europe,  the developer’s first-ever product.

The freeware Global Forests Alaska

Here’s the full feature list:

  • Accurate representation of the Global forest footprint in X-Plane 11, according to global data
  • More than 7,000 .for files, with unique combination of tree type, variation, density, and height, based on real-world data
  • Tree type and classifications according to global data
  • Tree height information has been analysed from global maps and infused into Global Forests
  • Complete set of textures to match all classes of global trees
  • Seamless integration with Ortho4XP, or any other package that includes satellite images
  • Seamless integration with default X-Plane 11 terrain
  • Global Forests is compatible with SAM seasons and include custom seasonal textures for all forest variations

GeoReality’s Global Tree Volume 2 is available to buy at the store now for $15.00, although the developer has noted the product is Windows only at the moment.

A big thank you to mrmercury for letting us know of this news in the Threshold Discord server.

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