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    Those look nice, very nice. Ok so that is what the map looks like when its done generating the terrain and then once you load the map start placing the objects into the Trainz world. I think that's how it works with the program?

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    Correct, if you use 3d tiles you get a much better resolution map, this in an overhead view from a few weeks back, however the terrain is in 3d.


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    Okay, thank you so much Ckam1952 for the information and example for the program. I think I'll get it soon now that I have all the details and questions answered. Talking to someone that actually used it was way more better than having to hunt the internet for the answers and they don't even answer the questions you had. Thank you again for the information and examples

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    I agree, and those images look very nice, really looks like a great program, it's nice that there's a Trainz version too. I'm guessing many of the bigger Trainz routes are made using this.

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    Hi Everyone:

    TransDEM is the only way to go if you want to make prototypical routes. I have been using this for a couple of years and find it really amazing. Below are some images.

    I used TransDEM to do the route for the WP&YR (67 miles long). Here is an aerial image taken over Bennett, Yukon in the route using the DEMs and overlaying the Topographic map as a layer.



    And here is the view from the "ground".



    The next two images are from a route made in Montana using orthographic (aerial) images. This route is 128 miles long. The first is the "satellite" view in Surveyor.




    The second view shows the ground level view that is achieved.



    If you are serious about prototypical route building I absolutely recommend TransDEM. There are excellent free resources for both DEMs and topographic maps/orthographic images available for Canada and the United States. Enjoy,

    Derek
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    That's good to hear, because those are the kind of routes I want to mainly build, and those routes really look fantastic, very nice.

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