Scenery development group Orbx have released their first TrueEarth-series scenery for X-Plane. 'TrueEarth' is Orbx's answer to the growing popularity of the freeware tool Ortho4XP and comprised of high-quality, colour-edited photoreal imagery, new autogen systems and hundreds if not thousands of VFR landmarks. 10-metre mesh terrain is also standard in the TrueEarth series.
Orbx TrueEarth GB South covers the Southern part of the island of Great Britain, reaching up to the 53rd parallel, which is just north of Nottingham, England. Orbx also plans on releasing TrueEarth GB Central and North to cover the rest of the island of Great Britain.
GB South for X-Plane 11 includes:
42,000 square miles (107349 km2) of hand corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
New autogen technology developed specially for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking UK-themed houses to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
130 million trees at the correct height and location
13.2 million buildings at the correct height and location
VFR landmarks such as masts, windfarms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
Hundreds of custom-modelled 3D POIs
Hand-placed and custom modelled landmarks placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, castles, piers, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas such as London and along the coast.
Sharp and detailed 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as hills and beaches
Superb watermasking along the entire coastline
Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving left-hand drive traffic.
Control Panel option to use photoreal major roads/motorways or synthetic X-Plane ones.
Summer season only with full night-lighting supported 42,000 square miles (107349 km2) of hand corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
Orbx TrueEarth GB South for X-Plane 11 is available for $54.95 AUD (approx. USD $39.55 / €33.95 / £30.60)from the Orbx website.LINK.