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tarbat

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High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« on: June 19, 2009, 08:18:55 AM »
To use the SBS-Resources High-Res airfield outlines.

1. Download the setup.exe from the SBS-Resources website - http://www.sbs-resources.com/ - and follow the Download link.

2. Run the installer.  This will create a folder called C:\SBS-resources.

3. In that folder, goto the folder C:\SBS-resources\Files\Airfields.

4. Copy whichever airfields you want from this folder into your ANRB2009 Outlines folder (C:\Program Files\AirNav Systems\AirNav RadarBox 2009\Outlines).

5. In ANRB, define Map Colours for Type 29 (BUILDINGS) and Type 30 (RUNWAY MARKINGS).

You'll end up with something like this (for Aberdeen):



Last time I looked, the following airfields are available in HiRes:
Aberdeen
Adelaide
Atlanta
Belfast City
Berlin-Schoenefeld
Berlin-Tegal
Biggin Hill
Birmingham
Blackbushe
Blackpool
Boscombe Down
Bournemouth
Brisbane
Bristol
Brisbane
Brize Norton
Cambridge
Cardiff
Compton Abbas
Coventry
Cranfield
Doncaster
Durham
Duxford
East Midlands
Edinburgh
Exeter
Fairford
Fairoaks
Farnborough
Filton
Frankfurt-Main
Gatwick
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Hawarden
Heathrow
Kemble
Las Vegas
Lasham
Le Bourget
Leeds/Bradford
Liverpool
London City
Luton
Lyneham
Manchester
Manchester-Barton
Manchester-Woodford
Melbourne
Mildenhall
Newcastle
Newquay
Norwich
Odiham
Paris - CDG
Plymouth
Prestwick
Ronaldsway
Schiphol
Southend
Southampton
Stansted
Sydney
Warton
Wolverhampton
Woodvale

Note that these Hi-res images are created for Kinetic and are Copyright to Kinetic.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 09:24:09 AM by tarbat »

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 08:33:37 AM »
tarbat

Is there any difference between hi and low res, other that the amount of time to create the hi res ones?
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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 08:35:58 AM »
Is there any difference between hi and low res, other that the amount of time to create the hi res ones?

Only differences are:
- Higher resolution (of course!!), so more map coordinates.
- Some different TYPEs used to show buildings (TYPE 29) and runway markings (TYPE 30) in different colours.

More details on the High-Res outlines project at http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8316
« Last Edit: June 19, 2009, 08:38:29 AM by tarbat »

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 09:23:57 AM »
TY Tarbat amazin

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 09:43:01 AM »
tarbat

Many thanks, knew you would know ;-)
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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 09:46:07 AM »
One afterthought.  You may need to delete any low-res airfield outlines that you have of these airfields from your Outlines folder, to avoid duplicates.

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 10:02:42 AM »
Good point, will easter airfield be in Hi res? :0)
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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 11:18:31 AM »
I think it already is ;-)

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 11:59:49 AM »
Good point, will easter airfield be in Hi res? :0)

What's the point!!!


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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 02:09:41 PM »
Well there could be some vegitation that has been missed ;-)
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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 08:48:00 PM »
To use the SBS-Resources High-Res airfield outlines.

1. Download the setup.exe from the SBS-Resources website - http://www.sbs-resources.com/ - and follow the Download link.

2. Run the installer.  This will create a folder called C:\SBS-resources.

3. In that folder, goto the folder C:\SBS-resources\Files\Airfields.

4. Copy whichever airfields you want from this folder into your ANRB2009 Outlines folder (C:\Program Files\AirNav Systems\AirNav RadarBox 2009\Outlines).


Ok, followed above instructions up to stage 3 successfully.

Now have a folder named C:\SBS-resources\Files\Airfields containing a load of .out files.

Which ones to use in stage 4 though?

Some airfields seem to be duplicated, albeit with different prefixes to their file name:

I can see prefixes AFB, AFBM, AFM, AFMM and AFP

Any idea what the differences are and which are the best to copy across to ANRB?

Cheers
Chris


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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009, 09:00:30 PM »
The high res outlines are in three parts.  The SBS-Resources manual explains more but essentially (I quote from an old post on the Kinetic Forum):

AFPfilename = Airfield Plan Runways, aprons and taxiways
AFMfilename = Airfields Markings Runway and taxiway markings
AFBfilename = Airfield Buildings All buildings airside or connected airside
The same applies with military airfields, but with an additional ‘M’ in the filename i.e. AFMP etc.

To get the plans to display properly, you need to tweak the colour settings in basestation -
With Basestation runing, goto:
Settings > Display Settings > Outlines >

Taxiways/Holds User 6 = Needs to be a yellow
Buildings User 5 = Needs to be a dark grey
Grass Runways/Taxiways User 4 = Needs to be a green
Taxiway User 3 = Needs to be pasal blue
Taxiway user 2 = Needs to be pastal orange


You can ignore the Basestation Settings but I've left it there to explain the logic of the three files per airport.

I'd suggest you decide which ones you want to use and then copy them across (all three for each airport) as advised by Tarbat.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 09:02:31 PM by MikeC »

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 09:06:01 PM »
Many thanks for that quick reply MikeC

I'll back up my existing ANRB files and settings and than have a quick play!

(Once I've finished researching Mode-S 508020 flight ADB1944 UR-82073 Antonov A124 sqwarking 5223 and slowly climbing to 15400 somewhere over the Midlands...)
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 09:12:01 PM by Pinza »

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 10:23:00 PM »
Thanks MikeC and Tarbat!

Just had a trial with East Mids - renamed existing East Midlands EGNX.out to East Midlands EGNX. old (to prevent duplication in my test)

Then copied over all three new files (ie AFB and AFM and AFP) and changed colour scheme for type 29, 30 etc.

Shut ANRB down and then re-opened for new settings to take effect (thankfully this is really quick now after ditching AVG for avast).

Worked a treat - and will gradually change my other airfield outlines!

Live too far from any airfield to be of any real use - but worthwhile having should I ever get round to going mobile...

Many thanks

PS/edit - suppose it will be worthwhile doing for network flights!
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 10:27:42 PM by Pinza »

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Re: High Resolution Airfield Outlines
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 07:12:18 PM »
Mike C, many thanks for your last few positive and useful contributions (perhaps you won't qualify for the AN wooden spoon!) - that's how it should be in here - there's too much grief and suffering going on around us.    As much as we all like to see our aircraft, the regular sight of Globemasters re-patriating dead and injured service men and women to Brize and Lyneham, puts things into perspective a bit - the turn outs at Wootton Bassett are unbelievable, but I feel so sorry for the residents, how much sadness can one small town be expected to take, it must be dreadfully depressing.    I feel terribly moved just watching the tv reports.
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