Due my development of terrain meshes for X-Plane focuses remote areas, not covered or not realistically represented by X-Plane’s default landscape, the arctic polar and subpolar regions are of particular interest for me. I have many plans for the northern hemisphere, starting with the following sceneries:
The Norwegian archipelago Svalbard is one of my first payware terrain meshes for the flight simulator X-Plane 11 and it’s distributed under the brand Svalbard4XPlane. The scenery package not only contains the base mesh, but also overlay sceneries from my development partner Stairport Sceneries.
The key features of the Svalbard4XPlane mesh are: Coverage of the complete Svalbard archipelago with an area of about 61.000 square kilometers. High resolution terrain model and detailed outlines like coastlines, glaciers and waterbodies. Where required, manually modeled terrain details e.g. around airports. Generic, but photorealistic texturing for a summer and a winter-representation of the landscape.
The included overlay sceneries are: The Barentsburg Heliport (ENBA) and the Pyramiden Heliport (ENPY), the Ny-Ålesund Airport (ENAS) and the Svea Airport (ENSA), and of course the main airport Svalbard Airport, Longyear (ENSB) as well as the nearby main settlement of Svalbard, Longyearbyen.