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Fantastic. Brilliant work!

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Author of DSMC, mod to enable scenario persistency and save updated miz file

https://dsmcfordcs.wordpress.com/

 

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Thank you, chromium !

 

I've learnt how to write a MapServer "MapFile". I've been through the obvious error messages and got away with it, but I'm now having a hard time trying to display the vegetation layer. For an unexplained reason, MapServer rejects it.

Here's what my current work looks like :

 

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The (ugly) map you see is dynamically created through a standard WMS request. I'll deal with the ugly raster later, because I really want that trees to show up first.

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OK, I wasn't motivated enough to resume my work on the MapServer thing. But some insisting user asked me for a vector data or too, so... here's the whole vector data! All of those are my work, except for the MGRS grids.

 

Please feel free to make maps with those vector files, as long as you don't make money out of it.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QKpwuJUYSI99aILSHN-4fq5OdmWR08Zs?usp=sharing

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I got two days off. Time to get back to my web service project. This morning, I was able to:

 

  • see my map through OpenLayers,
  • use a specific projection (Web Mercator),
  • add labels

For now, I'm not able to display my sweet sweet shaded relief TIFF image, and I don't know why. But now that I'm aware of OpenLayers having its own Shaded Relief filter, I feel relieved. :pilotfly:

 

Here's where I'm at:

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Looking forward to the release!

Nice to see some progress.

But take your time and don't feel rushed.

Helicopters and Viggen

DCS 1.5.7 and OpenBeta

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I found a way to optimize the shaded relief layer! I made a TMS out of it. It is now loading faster than the vector layers.

 

My next tasks are:

1. redo the TMS with a lesser min-zoom and a greater max-zoom

2. try to blend most of the vector layers with the TMS (urban areas, vegetation, water, rivers, isolines...) so it loads way faster

3. add a search engine (town name, coordinates, MGRS area...)

 

Then I'll try to find a way to host the map somewhere on the Internet.


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Like always, great work Flappie! Your map is such a great asset, thanks!!

 

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Nice, welcome back !

Zip - VEAF :pilotfly:

 

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Only tested on my phone, but it's really looking promising!

Good job!

May I ask, is there a possibility to get access to the tile server URL or WMS/WMTS for it? I hope to be able to add it in the mobile maping tool I use, Oruxmaps.

Helicopters and Viggen

DCS 1.5.7 and OpenBeta

Win7 Pro 64bit

i7-3820 3.60GHz

P9X79 Pro

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VG278H + a Dell

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May I ask, is there a possibility to get access to the tile server URL or WMS/WMTS for it? I hope to be able to add it in the mobile maping tool I use, Oruxmaps.

The way the map is currently displayed is only half WMS. I used OpenLayers2, which is kind of old. I'm working on an OL6 layout, which will feature full WMS support. I hope it will be way faster.

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The way the map is currently displayed is only half WMS. I used OpenLayers2, which is kind of old. I'm working on an OL6 layout, which will feature full WMS support. I hope it will be way faster.

Helicopters and Viggen

DCS 1.5.7 and OpenBeta

Win7 Pro 64bit

i7-3820 3.60GHz

P9X79 Pro

32GB

GTX 670 2GB

VG278H + a Dell

PFT Lynx

TrackIR 5

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That's excellent, thanks Flappie !

Do you think that we can help with hosting ? Are there any fees on your side ?

Zip - VEAF :pilotfly:

 

If you want to learn, talk and fly with french-speaking friends, the Virtual European Air Force is here for you ! Meet us on our Discord and our forum

If you're a mission creator, you may want to check the VEAF Mission Creation Tools (and its GitHub repository) a set of open-source scripts and tools that make creating a dynamic mission a breeze !

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