MSFS Italy 20 M Terrain Mesh (DEM) Scenery

PreviewThis pack by the developer who simply goes by the name of Chris brings the mesh terrain (DEM - digital elevation models) data up to much higher resolution for the entire country of Italy.

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Country Italy
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
File size
797.92 MB
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This pack by the developer who simply goes by the name of Chris brings the mesh terrain (DEM - digital elevation models) data up to much higher resolution for the entire country of Italy.

Screenshot showing the new DEM (mesh) scenery in Northern Italy.This pack is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  The DEM data in this pack is much improved on the Microsoft default and mountains, valleys, and shorelines look much closer to their real-world counterpart.

DEM data (or mesh as many legacy FS users will know it) is the information that is below the photoreal scenery you see below you.  It's what defines the heights, depths, and details of the terrain the photoreal data it "wrapped around".

The entire country of Italy is included, from the far north right down to the lower south regions.  Also many of the islands such as Sicily, Sardina are included as well as many more. 

Some of the regions included are;

  • Abruzzo
  • Basilicata
  • Calabria
  • Campania
  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Latium (Lazio)
  • Liguria
  • Lombardia
  • Marche
  • Molise
  • Piemonte
  • Puglia (Apulia)
  • Sardegna (Sardinia)
  • Sicilia (Sicily)
  • Toscana (Tuscany)
  • Trentino-Alto Adige(Trentino-South Tyrol )
  • Umbria
  • Valle d'Aosta(Aosta Valley )
  • Veneto

This pack brings a 20-meter resolution data to increase the resolution of the default MSFS DEM scenery.

Coverage Area

Below you can find an image of the coverage of this DEM scenery upgrade.

Coverage area for Italy.?

The developer has stated some know issues

  • Edges of covered areas don't blend to the original in-game/bing DEM
  • Peak elevations might have small "spikes"
  • Sub-optimal file size

There will be improvements to this mesh in future updates.  Bookmark this page to stay updated.


Unzip the archive and copy the folder ItalyDEM from the extracted archive in your MSFS community folder.

Credits issued by the developer for the data included in the release

  • Tarquini S., Isola I., Favalli M., Battistini A. (2007) TINITALY, a digital elevation model of Italy with a 10 m-cell size (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
  • DEM25 by EU-DEM v1.1 - Copernicus data and information policy Regulation (EU)


The developer has released this pack under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Developer: Chris.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive has 97 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

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Maurizio La CorteSat, 09 Mar 2024 18:14:25 GMT


I just downloaded it, I'll try it and I'll tell you.........

DanWheelerSat, 17 Sep 2022 21:17:23 GMT

September 16, 2022, LOWI elevation is severely corrupted with this current addon. It was the same with or without the ORBX LOWI addon installed. The scenery in Italy seems to be okay. I have taken several screenshots. I understand that you are aware of elevation spikes at the area borders of this addon. I thank you for your hard work and contribution but just letting you know what I observed. Best regards ... Dan.

Thomas LiebertSun, 31 Jan 2021 11:20:57 GMT

How is it possible to use DEM for MSFS2020, I am looking for a solution for Faröer Islands because the whole area has poor mesh.

raggioWed, 20 Jan 2021 20:58:30 GMT

It is very detailed, I know some valleys and these are detailed with great accuracy.

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