Aruba Photo-mesh From SyDesigns

aruba0According to SyDesigns “……..Mesh ArubaX is the only satellite image of the island of Aruba (not including the airport) at a resolution of 2m/pixel which shows the most important places aswell as the color contrast of the different water depths, even the coral banks can be seen. Includes ship traffic, boats and cruises, also includes vehicles crossing the main roads, on the beaches you will be able to see the birds flying about…..”. Available from simMarket.

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Friday, May 1, 2009 19:29

It amazes me how product with such a niche market can sell.

Friday, May 1, 2009 12:57

I have purchased this product. The satellite image is correct. And Oranjestad is named after the Dutch royal family. However, this is a poor product. There is no elevation data. The buildings placed along the beach do not match their real life counterparts. It seems that they have used hotels from previous sceneries. Also there are no night textures. It uses the exact textures at night so it looks as if the entire island glows at night. This is really not worth the money. Very expensive for such a poor add-on.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:21

I agree, for a payware product this is poor, Aruba’s capital is named Oranjestad because of its amber colored rooftops, the city area is grey there.

Watch some aerials I made of Oranjestad and Manchebo beach if you like in the gallery 2nd from top and 3rd from left (DHC-6 ABC Commuter Thumb) .

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 13:56

Well, I don’t know from which satellite they got that picture so that they can make that mesh. But that is not Aruba. At least we don’t have those hotels on our beach….
I will assume that if you are downloading a picture from a satellite, you would be able to see the correct buildings also.
Now, the colors of the sea, that is correct.
And then again, why they didn’t include the airport?

Please correct those buildings when you have time….

rafael maduro
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 14:24

it is looking waw gr8 with all the details