Orbx Releases TrueEarth US Northern California

By
Luke Phillips
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Orbx has released its latest product for X-Plane 11 joining the TrueEarth lineup, it covers 212,000 km2 of hand-corrected ortho imagery with nearly 1,000 custom PBR POIs (full feature list below). 

Initially shown off at Flight Sim Show at RAF Cosford back in October and formally announced on the last day of October, the product has seen a lot of hype on the Orbx Forum on various threads regarding the product.

Orbx developer Jarrad Marshall wrote in the announcement post that it was "Our most ambitious project to date”, He continued, saying that TrueEarth US Northern California is “the result of years of research and development”.

The product comes in two different options, a standard resolution (SD) and a high resolution (HD) version, the difference between the two is the resolution of the ground textures being 1m/px or 2m/px respectively. 

Full feature list:

  • 212,000 km2 of hand-corrected/cleaned aerial imagery in 1m/px resolution (HD version) or 2m/px resolution (SD version)
  • Millions of individual autogen trees/shrubs, grouped by type and hand-corrected for maximum realism across the entire region
  • Explore and soar over the stunning San Francisco Cityscape crafted with full PBR effects
  • Nearly 1,000 custom PBR POIs placed around the state; including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley and many, many more.
  • All major cities accurately modelled, including SFO, Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, Monterey, Fresno, Redding and many others.
  • Millions of themed and efficient PBR autogen buildings placed to match the aerial imagery across the entire region
  • Ultra detailed elevation mesh sourced from 10m DEM to bring out great detail in the coastline and mountains
  • Beautiful hand-cleaned water-masking, which blends in beautifully
  • Many marinas have hand-placed 3D boats added
  • Blends in seamlessly with TrueEarth US Oregon and the upcoming TrueEarth US Southern California (in development) to provide even more US coverage

Orbx TrueEarth US North California is available to purchase for $58.95 AUD (Standard Definition) (approx. US$40.15 | €36,33 | £31.11) or $69.95 AUD (High Definition) (approx. US$47.64 | €43,11 | £36.92).

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