Thursday, September 30, 2010

Airport Layouts: Your Cutoff is 10/10/10

If you are planning on submitting an airport layout to Robin so that it is used to flatten terrain in the X-Plane 10 global scenery, please submit the layout to Robin no later than October 10th, 2010 (that is, 10/10/10).

If you have an incomplete but useful layout (e.g. the airport border is in place but not the taxiway signs, you can still submit it; we only consider border outlines and the pavement itself when flattening, not markings.

You do need both the border outline and all existing pavement. The reason for this is that the airport border is used to change the land class to grass, but water is only converted to land (if we have a coastline error) base on real pavement.

More info on airport layouts and how to submit data to Robin can be found here.


Andras Fabian said...

Ben, you should send this to Nicolas at the Org too. Then he could put it on the front page and more people would recognize (especially as it is a quite tight deadline).

alloycowboy said...

Sorry if this isn't the appropriate place for this comment. But I wanted to tell you about it before I forgot. I was just looking at the night time screen shots for X-plane 10. There really dark and look great by the way. My only comment is that due to all the sodium street lights and airport lighting the night sky is never that black. They generally have a redish tinge to it. But don't take my word for it; bust out your digital camera and see what color the night sky is.


Anonymous said...

alloycowboy: I find the polluted night sky looks more like yellow or orange. Can be light brownish when it's cloudy. When moonlight or even starlight dominates it's blue. And I can still easily see things on the ground, unlike X-Plane (at least v9) where it's pitch black. Something to remember is that, ignoring lights, the sky is brighter than the ground. Just look at the edge between an object and the sky. Compared to the object, the sky looks like daylight.

Frustrated Contributor #224 said...

Does Robin Peel ever acknowledge data corrections? I, and some others I know, have submitted corrections to him and we never hear a word in return. At the very least he could send a brief "thanks."

Benjamin Supnik said...

#224: contact Robin directly, his email is on this page.

He is not a LR employee, he has a day job, so he may not be reachable for chunks of time.

Please do not post additional commentary re: Robin on this blog post. It is off topic and I do not have time to intermediate in airport-related communications.