World Scenery 1.0.0
World Scenery v1.0.0 released March 4, 2008.
The World Scenery is made for FlightGear 1.0.0, but from a technical point is should also work with the previous v0.9.8 - v0.9.10 versions of FlightGear. It was the current WS at the time of FlightGear 1.9.0 release in December 2008. The scenery is based on the following data sources:
* landcover/landmass data provided from the FlightGear MapServer, identical with VMap0 data * elevation data: SRTM3 version 2, SRTM30/GTOPO30 version 2 (both from ftp://e0srp01u.ecs.nasa.gov/srtm/version2/) * airport data: apt.dat as released with the V1.0 base package * Most objects and models from the Scenery Objects Database
The main changes relative to the old world scenery are:
* points previously classified as "town", but not having much in common with settlements at all, have been removed * airport layouts updated * objects from the Scenery Objects Database updated
In addition, the order of taxiways from the airport database is now used as specified in the apt.dat-file - in contrast to being sorted by size as in previous scenery builds. Many taxidraw users have been using the sorting of the taxiways to achieve specific visual effects, which are visible now in the scenery.
- This text was originally copied from the FlightGear news post at http://www.flightgear.org/announce.html#scenery-1.0.1