Dev Diary PMC Poland Krynki ArmA 3 Terrain

2021-10-24 Project Started

2021-10-24T11:52:00Z Created this page Smiley :)

Edit: working title for this project was "PMC Poland Kruszyniany" but on 2021-11-15 it was changed to "PMC Poland Krynki" to be shorter, easier to remember and write. So until that timestamp down somewhere on the page, we are talking about the working title name Smiley :)

Created Global Mapper project, it came out as UTM 34N zone projection. Terrain size is 65.5 kilometers x 65.5 kilometers (km).

THiCK OpenStreetMap (OSM) data coverage.

PMC Poland Krynki ArmA 3 Screenshot

Then cropped OSM shapes and exported cropped SHP files. Calculated ASCII Grid heightmap.asc header coordinates.

2021-10-24T12:36:00Z Assigned colors to OSM areas and started to export satellite mask. Now we wait, for both PMC Poland Hulskie and this terrain processes to run heh, UAH! Smiley :)

PMC Poland Krynki ArmA 3 Screenshot

2021-10-24T12:53:00Z Global mapper satellite mask export finished.

2021-10-24T13:15:00Z Finally Poland Hulskie's Terra Incognita download finished and I get to start downloading this terrains 4 corner pieces, this will take a while again.

2021-10-24T17:56:00Z Started to download corner piece 3 which is SW corner. Half way there.

2021-10-24T19:46:00Z Did any edits I could while terra incognita is leeching satellite imagery. Latitude / longitude config, Terrain Builder project dir and heightmap import, etc stuff like that.

Created brand new BPW world files for 4 x 4 grid tiles satellite 65.5km 1 meter / pixel terrain setup (wow, a mouthful). Luckily I remembered the formula how to do that so it was pretty quick to get them done. Of course I need to test them if they are correct, but yeah.

2021-10-24T21:52:00Z Terra incognita downloads finished, alright lets get to play with satellite imagery.

GIMP painting satellite texture tiles was painful again, some nasty big clouds in couple of the tiles.

Edited sat_B4.png as last image, and now its getting very late and I'm actually running out of hard disk (HDD) space, only 73gb free left in E: editing drive which ain't much in grand scheme of things (Western Digital 4tb Blue HDD).

2021-10-24T23:50:00Z I'll better call it a night here and continue tomorrow with full day ahead of me.

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