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Pilot's Announces FS Global 2010 X

Last updated Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:28:38 GMT
Originally posted on Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:00:00 GMT

FS GlobalDear fellow Flight Simmers!  1998 was the year we made the first FS Global for FS 5.1.  Your support during the years pushed us to accomplish "the extra mile", releasing two more generations, each of them with considerable improvements over the last.  Today, Sept. 15th 2009 we are proud to announce the 4th generation of FS Global!

On October 30th 2009 we will start shipping our brand new FS Global 2010.

Again we were able to leave the previous version behind ... FS Global 2010 goes beyond SRTM and its limited coverage between about 60°N and 60°S. It goes beyond the current SRTM resolution of LOD9 (76m). But read on...

Mountain range demonstrating FS Global 2010

Mountain range demonstrating FS Global 2010.

Here are some of the improvements:

  • LOD12 (FS-Mesh- and sourcedata in 9m resolution!) for Hawaii (complete) and the southwest of the US, south of 38°N and west of 108°W (ca. Mesa Verde -> Point Reyes)
  • High Quality Coverage of North America (and p.Canada!): nationwide LOD11 (19m).
  • Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia in LOD 9 (76m; standard SRTM resolution)
  • additional high resolution areas in Europe in LOD11 (19m): High Tatra, Scottland, Hardangervidda (Norway)
  • huge areas in the north of Russia in LOD9.
  • Antarctica in LOD8
  • sophisticated new algorithm for correct views of ridges and peaks (most of them should have been higher and will now be nearer to actual value)
  • new algorithm for reducing irrelevant data for higher data compression
  • new algorithm for finding and correcting errors
  • Airport-Patches for prominent problem areas
  • a tool for the user to correct wrong airport elevations

You can pick up your copy of FS Global 2010 from

FS Global real life comparison

Image shows the comparison between a real life mountain range and that demonstrated in FS Global 2010.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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