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Besides the official TerraSync scenery that is automatically synced while Flightgear is running, there are a number of custom sceneries available, created by users for beautifying some specific areas of the scenery. This page is a list of some '''suggested custom scenery''' for downloading and visiting. This list can not be complete as custom sceneries might come and go. It's worth to search the forum for additional custom sceneries.
 
Besides the official TerraSync scenery that is automatically synced while Flightgear is running, there are a number of custom sceneries available, created by users for beautifying some specific areas of the scenery. This page is a list of some '''suggested custom scenery''' for downloading and visiting. This list can not be complete as custom sceneries might come and go. It's worth to search the forum for additional custom sceneries.
  
'''Quick update, March 2020:'''  
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'''Quick update, March 2020/May 2020:'''  
  
* See '''[[Suggested_airports]]''' for a quick list of featured airports situated in well developed regions, with links to OSM2City scenery. It's suitable for newcomers to start at to explore surrounding regions.
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* See '''[[Suggested_airports]]''' for a quick list of featured airports situated in well developed regions, with links to OSM2City scenery. It's suitable for newcomers to start at to explore surrounding regions. (March 2020)
  
* '''[[Project3000]]''' adds a lot of clutter and buildings to airports which do not have models or details. It's a must have. It is planned to be integrated into the FG core eventually. [https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27688 Forum thread]
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* '''[[Project3000]]''' adds a lot of clutter and buildings to airports which do not have models or details. It's a must have. It is planned to be integrated into the FG core eventually. [https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27688 Forum thread]. (March 2020)
  
* '''OSM2City scenery''' buildings, roads, pylons, and so on, for entire countries and cities [[Areas_populated_with_osm2city_scenery|here]]. There is a current ongoing world build of OSM2City scenery ([https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35581 forum thread]) for Flightgear 2020.1 (2019.2 nightlies).
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* '''OSM2City scenery''' buildings, roads, pylons, and so on, for entire countries and cities [[Areas_populated_with_osm2city_scenery|here]]. There is a current ongoing world build of OSM2City scenery ([https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35581 forum thread]) for Flightgear 2020.1 (2019.2 nightlies). (March 2020)
  
* '''[[:Category:Scenery_enhancement_projects|Custom terrain & region definition projects]]''': There are ongoing scenery enhancement projects to update both regional definitions and terrain in large areas like the [[Australia_Custom_Scenery|Australia]] (regional definitions are planned to be added to FG core). This a partial list, search the '''[https://forum.flightgear.org/viewforum.php?f=5 scenery forum]''' for details. Some of the output of projects like Hawaii terrain has already been integrated into Terrasync.
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* '''[[:Category:Scenery_enhancement_projects|Custom terrain & region definition projects]]''': There are ongoing scenery enhancement projects to update both regional definitions and terrain in large areas like the [[Australia_Custom_Scenery|Australia]] (regional definitions are planned to be added to FG core). This a partial list, search the '''[https://forum.flightgear.org/viewforum.php?f=5 scenery forum]''' for details. Some of the output of projects like Hawaii terrain has already been integrated into Terrasync. (March 2020)
  
* Status of terrain in Terrasync: Terrasync scenery which is automatically downloaded has high resolution terrain. All of Europe currently has high resolution terrain from CORINE data. A lot of old pre-world scenery 2 should be obsolete. There is work being done towards a new world build of scenery (March 2020).
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* Status of terrain in Terrasync: Terrasync scenery which is automatically downloaded has high resolution terrain. All of Europe currently has high resolution terrain from CORINE data. A lot of old pre-world scenery 2 should be obsolete. (March 2020)
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* ''Status of next world-build of scenery: World Scenery 2.x'': There is ongoing work being done towards a build using the Terragear toolchain. It is intended for there to be a way to contribute improvements back to a central source. For example, a landcover shapefile server. This should make the large majority, if not all, of custom sceneries obsolete. Clipped landcover shapefiles from various sources used for WS 2.0 have been re-generated in preparation for a new world scenery build, see [https://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/mailman/message/36730169/ this] mailinglist post. The sources do not include the high quality NLCD data for USA, and contributing those to a (future) central server will be an improvement to the build. When a central repository is put up, people who have generated higher quality landcover and terrain for custom sceneries should get in contact to get their work included in the world build. (May 2020).
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* ''Status of next generation of scenery technology: World Scenery 3.0'': There is ongoing work being done towards WS 3.0 which will use [[Virtual Planet Builder]] (VPB) toolchain from the Open Scene Graph project, whose scenegraph is already used in Flightgear. For more information see the [[World_Scenery_3.0_roadmap|World Scenery 3.0 Roadmap]]. To help with the WS 3.0 effort contact the team. Contributing land cover and terrain data currently used in custom sceneries to the central repository when it's established in future will help get work into WS 3.0.(May 2020)
  
 
* Status of terrain in custom sceneries: The page as it stands is missing almost all custom terrain. Some old island custom sceneries have been merged into the automatically downloaded sceneries terrasync. [[User:Wlbragg#Kansas_Custom_Scenery|Kansas/Midwest]] and [[US-Tennessee_Custom_Scenery|Tennessee]] are two examples of custom sceneries that aren't obsolete (March 2020).
 
* Status of terrain in custom sceneries: The page as it stands is missing almost all custom terrain. Some old island custom sceneries have been merged into the automatically downloaded sceneries terrasync. [[User:Wlbragg#Kansas_Custom_Scenery|Kansas/Midwest]] and [[US-Tennessee_Custom_Scenery|Tennessee]] are two examples of custom sceneries that aren't obsolete (March 2020).
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* Status of regional definitions in FG core: Areas with regional definitions and materials which use recent engine features, that are in areas with reasonably high resolution terrain, have ''extremely'' high fidelity at high settings. ''The following list is not comprehensive''. It's just off the top of my head.  
 
* Status of regional definitions in FG core: Areas with regional definitions and materials which use recent engine features, that are in areas with reasonably high resolution terrain, have ''extremely'' high fidelity at high settings. ''The following list is not comprehensive''. It's just off the top of my head.  
:''Areas with regional definitions and materials that were updated with recent features like overlays and have high resolution terrain'': Hawaii, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Mediterranean landscapes (Spain, Sicily, Portugal, southern Italy, Greece).  
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::''Areas with regional definitions and materials that were updated with recent features like overlays and have high resolution terrain'':
:''Areas with partial overlays and developed scenery with high resolution terrain'': Swizerland, Alps (in many countries), central Europe & England, Corsica.  
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:::Hawaii, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Mediterranean landscapes (Spain, Sicily, Portugal, southern Italy, Greece).  
:''Well developed areas with regional definitions that predate overlays'': Alaska, Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, South America (lower res terrain), Grand Canyon, Mojave Desert (lower res terrain than Europe).  
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::''Areas with partial overlays and developed scenery with high resolution terrain'':
:''Somewhat recently developed areas:'' South Africa in places (lower res terrain), Dubai.
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:::Swizerland, Alps (in many countries), central Europe & England, Corsica.  
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::''Well developed areas with regional definitions that predate overlays'':
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:::Alaska, Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, South America (lower res terrain), Grand Canyon, Mojave Desert (lower res terrain than Europe), Madagascar (lower res terrain than Europe).  
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::''Somewhat recently developed areas:''  
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:::South Africa in places (lower res terrain), Dubai.
  
 
:: ''If you are the author of an existing scenery that has regional definitions and/or GPL compatible textures that are an improvement to what is present in [[FGData]] ([[Howto:Regional_texturing#Guidelines|Checklist]]), you can add it to FGData by having it reviewed and merged. Regional definitions can be merged even when the terrain part cannot be merged until a rebuild of the complete landmass is done.''
 
:: ''If you are the author of an existing scenery that has regional definitions and/or GPL compatible textures that are an improvement to what is present in [[FGData]] ([[Howto:Regional_texturing#Guidelines|Checklist]]), you can add it to FGData by having it reviewed and merged. Regional definitions can be merged even when the terrain part cannot be merged until a rebuild of the complete landmass is done.''
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* '''USA, Florida''': custom scenery for Florida by [[User:Legoboyvdlp|J. Redpath]] with both terrain and OSM2City. It also covers the [[Space Shuttle]] landing site at [[Shuttle_Landing_Facility|KTTS]]. See the [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/Florida-fg-CustomScenery repository] downloads section for the [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/Florida-fg-CustomScenery/archive/master.zip zip-file].
 
* '''USA, Florida''': custom scenery for Florida by [[User:Legoboyvdlp|J. Redpath]] with both terrain and OSM2City. It also covers the [[Space Shuttle]] landing site at [[Shuttle_Landing_Facility|KTTS]]. See the [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/Florida-fg-CustomScenery repository] downloads section for the [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/Florida-fg-CustomScenery/archive/master.zip zip-file].
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* '''London, England''': custom scenery by [[User:Legoboyvdlp|J. Redpath]] for the London area including an improved Gatwick Airport (ICAO: EGKK). See the [https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37444 forum thread] and [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/London-fg-CustomScenery repository] downloads section for the [https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/London-fg-CustomScenery/archive/master.zip zip-file].
  
 
== Custom scenery set to be merged into TerraSync and FGData ==
 
== Custom scenery set to be merged into TerraSync and FGData ==

Latest revision as of 17:43, 30 May 2020

Besides the official TerraSync scenery that is automatically synced while Flightgear is running, there are a number of custom sceneries available, created by users for beautifying some specific areas of the scenery. This page is a list of some suggested custom scenery for downloading and visiting. This list can not be complete as custom sceneries might come and go. It's worth to search the forum for additional custom sceneries.

Quick update, March 2020/May 2020:

  • See Suggested_airports for a quick list of featured airports situated in well developed regions, with links to OSM2City scenery. It's suitable for newcomers to start at to explore surrounding regions. (March 2020)
  • Project3000 adds a lot of clutter and buildings to airports which do not have models or details. It's a must have. It is planned to be integrated into the FG core eventually. Forum thread. (March 2020)
  • OSM2City scenery buildings, roads, pylons, and so on, for entire countries and cities here. There is a current ongoing world build of OSM2City scenery (forum thread) for Flightgear 2020.1 (2019.2 nightlies). (March 2020)
  • Custom terrain & region definition projects: There are ongoing scenery enhancement projects to update both regional definitions and terrain in large areas like the Australia (regional definitions are planned to be added to FG core). This a partial list, search the scenery forum for details. Some of the output of projects like Hawaii terrain has already been integrated into Terrasync. (March 2020)
  • Status of terrain in Terrasync: Terrasync scenery which is automatically downloaded has high resolution terrain. All of Europe currently has high resolution terrain from CORINE data. A lot of old pre-world scenery 2 should be obsolete. (March 2020)
  • Status of next world-build of scenery: World Scenery 2.x: There is ongoing work being done towards a build using the Terragear toolchain. It is intended for there to be a way to contribute improvements back to a central source. For example, a landcover shapefile server. This should make the large majority, if not all, of custom sceneries obsolete. Clipped landcover shapefiles from various sources used for WS 2.0 have been re-generated in preparation for a new world scenery build, see this mailinglist post. The sources do not include the high quality NLCD data for USA, and contributing those to a (future) central server will be an improvement to the build. When a central repository is put up, people who have generated higher quality landcover and terrain for custom sceneries should get in contact to get their work included in the world build. (May 2020).
  • Status of next generation of scenery technology: World Scenery 3.0: There is ongoing work being done towards WS 3.0 which will use Virtual Planet Builder (VPB) toolchain from the Open Scene Graph project, whose scenegraph is already used in Flightgear. For more information see the World Scenery 3.0 Roadmap. To help with the WS 3.0 effort contact the team. Contributing land cover and terrain data currently used in custom sceneries to the central repository when it's established in future will help get work into WS 3.0.(May 2020)
  • Status of terrain in custom sceneries: The page as it stands is missing almost all custom terrain. Some old island custom sceneries have been merged into the automatically downloaded sceneries terrasync. Kansas/Midwest and Tennessee are two examples of custom sceneries that aren't obsolete (March 2020).
If you are the creator of an island scenery you can add it to TerraSync by contacting the flightgear-devel mailing list.
  • Status of regional definitions in FG core: Areas with regional definitions and materials which use recent engine features, that are in areas with reasonably high resolution terrain, have extremely high fidelity at high settings. The following list is not comprehensive. It's just off the top of my head.
Areas with regional definitions and materials that were updated with recent features like overlays and have high resolution terrain:
Hawaii, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Mediterranean landscapes (Spain, Sicily, Portugal, southern Italy, Greece).
Areas with partial overlays and developed scenery with high resolution terrain:
Swizerland, Alps (in many countries), central Europe & England, Corsica.
Well developed areas with regional definitions that predate overlays:
Alaska, Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, South America (lower res terrain), Grand Canyon, Mojave Desert (lower res terrain than Europe), Madagascar (lower res terrain than Europe).
Somewhat recently developed areas:
South Africa in places (lower res terrain), Dubai.
If you are the author of an existing scenery that has regional definitions and/or GPL compatible textures that are an improvement to what is present in FGData (Checklist), you can add it to FGData by having it reviewed and merged. Regional definitions can be merged even when the terrain part cannot be merged until a rebuild of the complete landmass is done.


Custom scenery that is not obsolete (March 2020)

This is only a fraction of available scenery (March 2020). Search the scenery forum for more.

See How to install custom scenery packages.


  • USA, Tennessee: custom scenery for Tennessee by Scott Giese(xDraconianx). This is very high resolution scenery created to test potential resolution & performance for the next world scenery build. See the forum thread for feedback and more info. See the wiki page for downloads. (March 2020)
  • USA, Kansas & Ohio: custom scenery for the entire states of Kansas and Ohio created by Wlbragg. This high resolution scenery includes textures. See the wiki page for downloads and info. (March 2020)
  • Scandinavia: custom scenery covering Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, and Finland by D-ECHO. Norway and Sweden have some of the most detailed regional definitions using recent engine features. This custom scenery project further improves it by mainly adding more detailed land type classification, digital elevation data, as well as updated airports. As of March 2020 it updates parts of these countries. See the Scandinavia Custom Scenery page for download and details.
  • USA, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia: custom scenery for these Mid-Atlantic US states by montagdude. See forum thread. Contains OSM2City. (April 2020)
  • USA, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts: custom scenery for Rhode Island and southeastern parts of the state of Massachusetts by montagdude. See forum thread. Contains OSM2City. (March 2020)
  • Venezuela: Project Venezuela: custom scenery for Venezuela by J. Redpath, with improved airport layouts, and objects at several airports. Highly improved over TerraSync status. (March 2020)
  • Canary Islands: custom scenery for the Canary Islands by D-ECHO with improved terrain, objects, vegetation, building, reworked airports, mostly with buildings and furniture. Check out the wiki page. (March 2020)

Custom scenery set to be merged into TerraSync and FGData

Custom scenery which has been merged into TerraSync and FGData

You can remove old scenery folders containing known merged sceneries from your scenery folder list.


  • Islands merged recently (2018-2019): Hawaii, Iceland, Island of Jan Mayen (Norway)

Old and undetermined custom scenery

Some of these may have been obsoleted by the release of the new world scenery in November 2013.

Please move sceneries that aren't obsolete into other categories.


  • France: Custom scenery for France with improved landcover information and more detailed elevation information (no improvements on the objects) is under development. See the Custom France Scenery page. (Pre WS 2.0)
  • Innsbruck (Austria) area: The scenery currently covers a 1x1 degree area containing parts of Austria and Germany, and makes use of accurate data from the Corine Land Cover, and Open Street Map projects. See this forum post and the August 2009 newsletter for details. (Pre WS 2.0)
  • LOWI & Austria Scenery Preview: This scenery includes the Innsbruck scenario and is much more complete than the previous. It is still experimental, but should try it as having been really good. Info and download can be found here.