This package is Scott Armstrong's section edition of the Ni'ihau Hawaiian island which includes photoreal satellite images with up-close resolution. The scenery files are extremely easy to install and use with Flight Simulator X. Simply copy the various files into the "Addon Scenery" folder of Flight Simulator X.
According to Scott: "This version is only compatible with FSX, and contains numerous improvements from Version 1 (FS9). The ground resolution has been increased to 1.19 meters per pixel, the same as default ground resolution in FSX. New methods of creating scenery have been utilized, resulting in photoreal depiction of the island's surrounding waters, which also seamlessly blend into the default water. Color differences from the aerial photo mosaic have been corrected, so the ground colors now appear more uniform. Most issues with mesh alignement have also been corrected." Scott attributes certain image improvements to Ben Discoe of Vterrain.org. Niihau (Hawaiian: Ni‘ihau) is the smallest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. State of Hawaii, having an area of 69.5 square miles (180 km²). Known as the "Forbidden Isle", Niihau lies 17.5 miles (28 km) across the Kaulakahi Channel, southwest of Kauai, and the crescent-shaped island of Lehua is positioned 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north of Niihau. On the island, one can find the only natural lake of Hawaii, called Lake Halulu. To reach this island, start from Kauai's Barking Sands airfield and fly northwest. You'll see the island off the coast of the Pali cliffs. The island is located about 18 miles (29 km) west of Kauai. Its dimensions are 6.2 miles by 18.6 miles (30 km x 10 km); its land area is 56.6% larger than uninhabited Kahoolawe). The maximum elevation (Paniau) is 1,280 feet (390 m). The United States Census Bureau defines Niihau (with the neighboring small island of Lehua) as Census Tract 410 of Kauai County, Hawaii. Its 2000 census population was 160.
Author: Scott Armstrong | Size: 52MB | Added: 2008-08-11 | Downloaded 2114 times