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    Accurate map for DCS 2.5 Caucasus theatre

    After more than a year of hard work, here's a brand new accurate map for the DCS 2.5 Caucasus theatre. It was created to replace the good old -but obsolete- TC-1 map. Have fun with it.

    V1.0 (2019-06-23) - Printable and accurate map for DCS 2.5 Caucasus theatre - GeoTIFF format



    NEW! Here's the webmap : http://dcsmaps.com/caucasus/openlayers



    Here are the vector data that were used to draw this map. Feel free to make your own maps, as long as you distribute them for free.






    You can also find a compressed version of this map in the fantastic CombatFlite app by Viper39.

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    DESCRIPTION:
    This is not a real-life Caucasus map. This is a printable and accurate map for DCS 2.5 Caucasus theatre. It only shows what exists in the game, be it roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, coastline, urban areas, forests, bridges...

    I dedicate this map to the mission creators out there. May it serve them well.

    HOW TO USE IT:
    This map is brought to you as a very large GeoTIFF image. You can:
    * Open it with any powerful image editor (The GIMP, Photoshop...).
    * Open it with any powerful GIS editor (Quantum GIS, ArcGIS...) as a raster.

    It is also available in a lower quality on the CombatFlite app by Viper39.

    HOW IT WAS DONE:
    * Urban, vegetation and water areas were extracted from a HUGE image composed of screenshots of the DCS mission editor.
    * Rivers were all drawn by hand, one by one. Yes.
    * Roads and railroads were drawn by AI Humvees, thanks to a MOOSE script by Hardcard.
    * Relief shadows are from the ASTER GDEM.
    * Town labels and beacons are from ingame LUA files.
    * Airbases were drawn by hand.
    * Bridges were generated through SQL scripting.
    * Tunnels were drawn by hand.


    HOW CAN I HELP?
    If you see any error or missing part, or even if you wish to see some information added, please PM me on the ED forum (user "Flappie").

    SPECIAL THANKS TO:
    BaD_CrC, who's been supporting me from the beginning of the project
    All the others who kept encouraging me on the forums : davidp57, BlacleyCole, FoxDelta, M1Combat, rajdary, deep...
    Hardcard for his "Google car" scripting wisdom and the MOOSE community in general
    Viper39 for his incredible CombatFlite app
    Last but not least, Eagle Dynamics for their wonderful simulator. I was hooked since 2003 and I don't plan to leave.
    Last edited by Flappie; 03-28-2020, 07:30 PM.
    Accurate DCS 2.5 Caucasus map - v1.0

    #2
    Amazing work ... really, hats off to you and all the people that helped produce this ... will download it right away and then see if there is a way to put it on my iPad pro and zoom-in with gestures

    Thanks you, thank you
    Last edited by Rudel_chw; 06-28-2019, 11:34 PM.
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      #3
      Great work! Just amazing! Something I have wanted for years....

      Now what I can start dreaming is that ED would allow this map to be used in A-10C, AV-8B N/A (etc in the future) modules as map in TAD / EHDS. I would be so happy to see a far more useful and clearer map there. (Yes, yes... Unrealistic etc bla bla bla.... but still a nice extra bonus feature for special tab).
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        #4
        Wow... Outstanding...! Thank you very much Sir.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Rudel_chw View Post
          Amazing work ... really, hats off to you and all the people that helped produce this ... will download it right away and then see if there is a way to put it on my iPad pro and zoom-in with gestures

          Thanks you, thank you
          Thank you. All data are vectors, apart from the relief shadows. I'm planning to upload it as an interactive map (like Google Maps or OpenStreetMap) but I haven't found the best way to do it yet. Work in progress...
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            #6
            Amazing!!! Thanks!


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              #7
              Great work!!

              Question: Has anyone tried having this printed at a Kinkos/FedEx or the like? If so, how much did it cost? How large was it? And did they hesitate to print?

              Thanks!
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                #8
                Thanks Flappie, you're amazing ; I admire your resilience, your ingeniosity and your technical talent !

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                  #9
                  Nicely done! Release your inner Navigator!
                  I don't need no stinkin' GPS! (except for PGMs )

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                    #10
                    Simply amazing work thank you so much for sharing this with the community
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                      #11
                      Congratulations Flappie! This is an amazing work you have done here, and a very hard and tedious one! I am sure your map will become the reference in the DCS community for years to come, a.k.a the « Flappie map ». You just entered in the very restricted pantheon of the DCS community.

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                        #12
                        Thank you very much for your efforts !
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                          #13
                          Thank you Flappie!!! Much appreciated!

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                            #14
                            Yes a ton of work well done . Any word on the pdf version ?
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                              #15
                              Yes, QuantumGIS crashes when I try a PDF export. The vector version will take me some more time. I'm still trying to figure out how to make a PDF file of that size...
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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Flappie View Post
                                Yes, QuantumGIS crashes when I try a PDF export. The vector version will take me some more time. I'm still trying to figure out how to make a PDF file of that size...
                                Thank you !
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                                  #17
                                  This is awesome, thank you!

                                  The level of work and time investment that's gone into this cannot be understated...quite an effort!

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                                      #19

                                      Thank you, you made my day!
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                                        #20
                                        stunning, flappie, thx for all your hard work and time
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