Terrain “fitting” service from toposim

toposim_logo_180x46Toposim may be a new name to the flight simulation hobby and industry, but the name behind it – Justin Tyme – certainly is not.

The idea behind the new company is simple – to deal with those annoying slopes, peaks and troughs that result from the “flat airport” requirement of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series. “The flat-airport limitation in the FSX/P3D platform has long tormented developers and simmers alike with its creation of plateaus, canyons, and other anomalies when high-resolution terrain mesh is applied. Toposim will address these issues by creating a custom-enhanced digital elevation model within a 20-km or so radius of the airport, that will eliminate plateaus, canyons, and other anomalies associated with the flat-airport limitation.

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Press release text:
DURANGO, CO USA — Toposim has ramped up new development in earnest with the completion of several new Airport Terrain Adjustment Packs (ATAPs). Now available are Geary Ranch (CO65), Westcliffe CO, Harriet Alexander Field, Salida CO, and a 2-fer-1 freeware product Knox Landing (15NK) – Basher Field (NY00), Sardinia NY.

Toposim, a new venture in flightsim add-on development providing custom terrain mesh solutions and services to flightsim add-on publishers, authors, and regular simmers. The flat-airport limitation in the FSX/P3D platform has long tormented developers and simmers alike with its creation of plateaus, canyons, and other anomalies when high-resolution terrain mesh is applied. Toposim will address these issues by creating a custom-enhanced digital elevation model within a 20-km or so radius of the airport, that will eliminate plateaus, canyons, and other anomalies associated with the flat-airport limitation.

Simmers – A Unique Opportunity

For regional and local airports commissioned by regular simmers, we will compare the default airport with aerial and satellite images and address any inaccuracies in the runway orientation and airport property polygon to create as much as possible within the constraints of the medium an accurate depiction of the surroundings of the real-life counterpart.  Completed simmer-commissioned projects will then become part of the Toposim store and earn back a 5% royalty on future sales of that commissioned product.

Publishers & Developers – We’ll Enhance Your Product

We’ll work with you to fix and/or enhance the terrain mesh surrounding your major international airport project or existing product to eliminate plateaus, canyons, or other anomalies as a result of the FSX/P3D flat-airport limitation. Simply provide us with your airport property polygons in shapefile format, and we’ll design the terrain around it into as close a depiction of the real-life as possible within the constraints of the medium. The package we will provide could then be offered as a downloadable update or incorporated into your distribution package.
And simmers, if you have an addon airport with issues when using high-resolution third-party add-on terrain mesh, forward this to the publisher/developer who is always welcome to contact Toposim about our service and products. Spread the word . . .

Quick Turnaround and Quality Assured

Expect a one-week turnaround, shorter or longer depending on the individual project, and the number of projects in queue, but be assured of meticulous quality in every project, be it a major international airport or the remotest cow pasture. During checkout you will be asked to provide the ICAO code and name of the airport requiring custom terrain mesh enhancement, and we will do the rest. We ask for a half-down deposit to begin the work and will invoice the balance upon completion and delivery.  For now, flat-rate $29.95 complete

Questions or Comments? Visit http://www.toposim.net for more information.

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