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Hello, I'm looking to incorporate large, rolling landscapes in my current project. I came to think that having a dataset of some kilometres of country-side would be a great start. My question is two-fold: 1) Are there datasets available to the public that contain heightmap information at a resolution relevant to this application, and if not 2) Are there programs available to generate such landscapes? Off the top of my head, a few games that have terrain that is comparable to what I'm after are WWII Online, Operation Flashpoint and T-72. I presume the data within these games is not based on real-world data, but I figured it would be a good place to start. Thanks!

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Great link, John - thank you!

Now to see if there is anything at a high enough resolution to be useful in a real-world ground level sim.

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Hello,

I'm looking to incorporate large, rolling landscapes in my current project. I came to think that having a dataset of some kilometres of country-side would be a great start. My question is two-fold:

1) Are there datasets available to the public that contain heightmap information at a resolution relevant to this application, and if not

2) Are there programs available to generate such landscapes?

Off the top of my head, a few games that have terrain that is comparable to what I'm after are WWII Online, Operation Flashpoint and T-72. I presume the data within these games is not based on real-world data, but I figured it would be a good place to start.

Thanks!


As for heightmap generation, Terragen might interest you.

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