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NCD
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Posted: Sep. 14 2017,01:48

Hello!

Could someone who knows scenery basics get me the exact lat/long for each of the 4 pylons that we fly circles around? I no longer have MSFS and there is no way I know of to be able to check their locations without using MSFS. I need them in decimal format, please?

I'm working away over here trying to make a couple of practice areas that could be flown in by users of XP and FS, at the same time. I've almost completed instructions to make the scenery at NZHTG (my helo training ground in New Zealand) and I've managed to recreate (in X-Plane) KMSO's boxes, hover circles and the helipads next to them... but I don't know the coordinates for the pylons.

Also, if someone would like to help me fine tune the KMSO scenery there is a pretty easy way. All I need is for someone to park their bird dead center on a couple of key alignment points. I have the boxes, circles and pads created as a set, scaled perfectly in accordance with the overhead jpg image that I got out of the forums. However, there is no way for me to know if I'm off by 3-10 feet or so... and the only way to find out is for someone to log into VATSIM, on Flight Simulator, and sit on a couple key places so I can see where you show up on my side... and if I need to move the scenery a little right, a little left... now a little up, no sweetheart that was too far, go back.....

It is for this reason that the universe created the "reload scenery" command. So that I don't need to restart after each and every adjustment.

Thanks for the help folks, we'll get this place busy again soon!
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Kyrelel
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Posted: Sep. 15 2017,21:23

You should be able to decompile the BGL files and read the coordinates from there.
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NCD
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Posted: Sep. 16 2017,13:30

I have no idea how to decomplie the file, but I imagine that it would yield a lot of info that would be helpful.

I'll look into it online but if you have any recommended software or tips they'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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NCD
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Posted: Sep. 16 2017,21:03

Quote (Kyrelel @ Sep. 15 2017,16:23)
You should be able to decompile the BGL files and read the coordinates from there.

I was able to decompile the bgl files but the names of objects are in a numeric code that give no clue as to what the object is. Here is an example line with the name bolded:

-<SceneryObject imageComplexity="NORMAL" heading="128.995971679688" bank="0" pitch="0" altitudeIsAgl="TRUE" alt="0.0M" lon="-114.081003069878" lat="46.9136743247509">
<LibraryObject scale="1.00" name="{a371ab85-1f00-4509-81be-8ec206699c32}"/>
</SceneryObject>

I was just hoping that someone could land on each pylon and jot the coordinates down... not that easy, eh?
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Posted: Sep. 18 2017,11:55

I'll open it up in ADE, should be able to select each item and get their coordinates from that

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Posted: Sep. 19 2017,07:47

gen reno racepylon03
Size 2.03 x 1.81 Meters
46.921699159, -114.090965688
46.919851787, -114.093322456
46.921504699, -114.0963386


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