TO ALL VIEWERS...BEFORE PROCEEDING...PLEASE NOTE!!!
THESE ARE SIMULATED PHOTOS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
THESE ARE NOT ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS!
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FSX and TileProxy: 1.1 m/pixel resolution (Service 1 Textures)
The Florida Keys: Key Largo to Key West
are a series of screenshots of the Florida Keys from Key Largo
to Key West.
A fantastic starting point for a Florida Keys run is the private airstrip at Key Largo, the "Ocean Reef Club" (07FA). Right next to the Card Sound Golf Club, and 4500 feet in length, Runway 22 will point you directly SSW towards Key West, about 100 nautical miles distant.
Then follow the islands, causeways, and bridges of "The Overseas Highway", U.S. Highway 1, to Key West.
These screenshots were taken using Service Example 1's online textures. They are by far the best set available for the Florida Keys and offer a high resolution, naturally colored, perfectly blended set of textures that stretch unbroken from Key Largo to Key West , a distance of approximately 100 nautical miles.
ProxyUser.ini Settings: The "level_mapping" settings were especially important in getting the lowest "good color level" to extend outward to a reasonable viewing distance. Though I had to pause occasionally for texture "catch-ups" this is due mostly to the reduced TPS I experience with my older single core machine. Faster dual core rigs may not have an issue with these settings.
Also, though a default "blend_distance=500.0" was used, an examination of the Florida Keys from the chosen online map service indicates that a much more realistic and farther offshore "green water" distance could be achieved by extending this value a bit so that the shallows between the keys retained the excellent look of the reefs and shoals that surround the many Florida Keys. In fact most of the many keys and islets in this entire chain are connected by this aqua-green water. I haven't experimented with changing this setting yet.
source=Service Example 1
[Service Example 1]
Visibilty set at 30 miles.