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Old 06-28-2019, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 06-28-2019, 10:39 PM   #2
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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
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:27 AM   #3
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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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Old 06-29-2019, 12:01 AM   #4
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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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Old 06-29-2019, 01:49 AM   #5
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Wow... Outstanding...! Thank you very much Sir.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:20 AM   #6
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Amazing!!! Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:32 PM   #7
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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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Old 06-29-2019, 04:51 PM   #8
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Thanks Flappie, you're amazing ; I admire your resilience, your ingeniosity and your technical talent !

Now, someone will have to finish my Kneepad.app ! (BadCrC, this should make you laugh ^^)
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Nicely done! Release your inner Navigator!
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Simply amazing work thank you so much for sharing this with the community
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