After the amazing success of the first version the openVFR team has launched its new edition 2010/04. With the new version the presentation of terrain textures (openVFR Terrain) and the rendering performance for additional 3D-objects (openVFR Objects) has been improved very much.Â One special focus was to improve water textures and coastlines.
With the new version also additional countries, like United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, and many others have been firstly published. Now nearly each Euopean country is available for download.
In difference to other terrain sceneries openVFR is based on geodata taken from Openstreetmap**. Due to the highly realistic terrain information openVFR sets new standards for VFR flight navigation in Microsoft FSX. Furthermore the user can improve the quality of the upcoming openVFR versions by registering as a editor at Openstreetmap. Â
Learn more about openVFR here: www.openvfr.freyt.de.
* Microsoft Flight Simulator (sometimes abbreviated to MSFS or FS) is a flight simulator program for Microsoft Windows, marketed and often seen as a video game.
** OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created using data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography and other free sources. Both rendered images and the vector dataset are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence. But OpenStreetMap is much more, than just a map to drive your car from A to B. It also contains geographical information about landuse areas, streets, railways or waterway and also the exact GPS positions of hundreds of thousands objects like churches, high tension towers, lighthouses, watertowers, wind generators and many more. Spread all over the world submitted by people like you.