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Exclusion Zones for Airports (XP10/11)

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Hello

on airports (addons) there are sometimes problems with (for example) trees, objects or streets, that do not belong there.
This then manifests itself in trees on the apron or even on the runway or civilian streets which run across the Airport or twice buildings (warehouses, terminals ...).
In most cases, the reason is that in addition to an airport addon still area scenery such as OSM data (OSM2XP or World2X-Plane), Treelines, etc are installed.
Also the standard OSM data from X-Plane 10/11 can cause this.
These area-addons / sceneries sometimes include Airport building or put trees (forests) by the Classification System / Global Airports within the addon (Airport) limits.
If an airport addon contains no or too little / too few so-called Exclusion Zones, then sometimes you can see this opjects. They are not hidden.

Here for example our Aerosoft Lugano (Addon) without Exclusion Zones (X-Plane 10.31, HD Mesh V3, Treelines, W2XP Beta 6; Aerosoft Lugano Airport ... installed):
wed-lugano-ohne-exclz.jpg
Trees on the runway ... :( !


Unfortunately, Exclusion Zones can only consist of rectangles. They e.g. can created with the World Editor (WED).
If now a large rectangular exclusion zone around the Airport will be set, then objects are often hidden which are desirable (red markings). To avoid this, the exclusion zone must be built from many little rectangles.

For example.
One big rectangle. The exclusion zone would hide object in the marked areas which are desired objects.
wed-one-exclz.jpg

And here: Many little Exclusion Zones. Only undesirable objects are hidden.
wed-more-exclz.jpg

To put many small Exclusion Zones requires a lot of manual work. And it needs to be tested whether the zones actually set appropriately and not too small ...
While some airports have by themself Exclusion Zones, but the development continues (OSM, World2XPlane, X-Europe, HD mesh V3, V4, X-Plane 10/11 internal OSM / Streets ... etc ...).
Thus, the existing Exclusion Zones are sometimes not sufficient.
In X-Plane 10/11 you quickly can test it. If everything is good (it depends heavily on the other installed area sceneries), then of course are no needs for an additional exclusion zone to be installed.
But it does not harm to install them...

For all these reasons, I have even started to create separate, additional and more detailed Exclusion Zones for our Aerosoft Airports (as an DSF scenery).

Installation instructions:
The exclusion zone scenarios must be copied to the Custom Scenery folder after extracting the zip file (you find the link at the bottom of this post).
The (unzipped) Folder names are based on the matching addon (which must already be installed of course!).

So for Toulouse e.g .:
Addon (folder name): Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Airport and Aerosoft - Scenery LFBO Toulouse (must be installed).
Exclusion Zone (folder name): Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse zExclusions

The new scenery for the exclusion zone must always be located directly behind the last entry of the correctly installed Airports (therefore zExclusions ... :) ).
This applies to the Custom Scenery folder, but especially for the file scenery_packs.ini, which is also available in Custom Scenery folder.

In the scenery_packs.ini the entries for Toulouse eg needs to look like this:
...
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Airport /
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Scenery /
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse zExclusions /
...
Otherwise, the additional Exclusion Zones don't work correctly.
The important scenery_packs.ini is workable with a small editor.
With cut / paste you can quickly move the entries.
With a SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED ... you can disable an entry for X-Plane 10/11

An advantage of this separate Exclusion DSF scenes is, that they are not changed when updating an airport and thus retain their function.

If questions / problems arise, then just post it here :)

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EDIT (23.05.2015):
Important.
Since X-Plane 10.35 there are more and more Airports in the "Global Airports".
So more and more of our Freeware Airports no longer are needed.... because the "Global" Airport is the better airport. In future x-plane 10/11 updates i think, this airport folder will disappear from the custom scenery folder.

In this case my zExclusions are no longer neccessary.
You can delete it. (For example Stuttgart EDDS ...).
Or you shall move the zExclusion behind the "Global Airports" in the scenery_packs.ini file if you see double buildings again. Otherwise the Global Airports don't have buildings.

Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

Version 1.7: incl. EDNY, EDXH.
Here is the zip file to download

The file contains the appropriate Exclusion Zones for 31 Airports.
Here the List:

Aerosoft - BIKF Keflavik zExclusions
Aerosoft - EBBR Brussels zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDH Airport Hamburg zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDK Cologne zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDL Airport Dusseldorf zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDM Munich zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDDT Berlin Tegel zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDFH Airport Frankfurt-Hahn zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt zExclusions
Aerosoft - EDLV Airport Weeze zExclusions
Aerosoft - EGBB Birmingham zExclusions
Aerosoft - EGKK London-Gatwick zExclusions
Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow zExclusions
Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow zExclusions
Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted zExclusions
Aerosoft - EHAM Airport Amsterdam zExclusions
Aerosoft - Flylogic - LSZR Altenrhein zExclusions
Aerosoft - LEBL Barcelona zExclusions
Aerosoft - LEMD Madrid zExclusions
Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse zExclusions
Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X zExclusions
Aerosoft - LFPG Paris CDG zExclusions
Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly zExclusions
Aerosoft - LPFR Faro zExclusions
Aerosoft - LSGG Genf zExclusions
Aerosoft - LSZA Lugano zExclusions
Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich zExclusions

Aerosoft - EDNY Friedrichshafen zExclusions

Aerosoft - EDXH Helgoland - Airport zExclusions

 

 

Heinz Flichtbeil (Aerosoft X-Plane 10/11 Support). EDIT Jul 2018

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Thank you very much Heinz. Really there are some very nice airports ruined by the OSM, in fact I have it disabled now.

Need I install this exclusions zones to the add ons bought in the Aerosoft Store or just for the airports coming in X-Plane?

Thank you

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Hello STALKER,

 

you shall install this Exclusion Zones for all Aerosoft Airports (coming as a free Addon with the X-Plane 10 Sim and for the Aerosoft Shop Payware Sceneries), if my zip-file containing the zones.

But do it directly in the Custom Scenery Folder behind the respective airport and only if the airport is installed, (don't install the excl. zones in the Global Airports Folder or the OSM / W2XP Folders).

See the installation instructions in Post 1!

 

But if there are no double objects with an airport, than it is not necessary to install the exclusion zone for this airport.

It depends on your other installed area sceneries...

 

If you have an airport from our Aerosoft Shop and there are problems with the OSM or the Global Airport data (double objects...), and my zip file don't have an exclusion zone for this airport, than post it here.

 

So i will try to make the exclusions zones.

 

Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

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Hi Heinz. I have found a little problem in the Aerosoft Toulouse with the autogen and as you said I post it here, I hope it can be fixed easily…

Thank you

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Hello STALKER,

 

oh, ok, it seems, that the exclusion zones are not correctly installed. But i will take a look in it today....

 

But please tell me your X-Plane 10 installation.version.

And please send the Log.txt to me (from the X-Plane 10 root folder) and the scenery_packs.ini as an attachement. You can do it per PM if you want or here...

 

Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

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Hi heinz, X-Plane is updated (10.35). I cannot send you the files, so I copy and paste them here.

I

1000 version
SCENERY
...
...
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EBBR Brussels/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDH Airport Hamburg/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDL Airport Dusseldorf/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDM Munich/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDT Berlin Tegel/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLV Airport Weeze/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGBB Birmingham/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGKK London-Gatwick/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EHAM Airport Amsterdam/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Airport Dublin/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Dublin/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEBL Barcelona/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEMD Madrid/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Airport/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Scenery/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPG Paris CDG/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZA Lugano Airport/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZA Lugano Scenery/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Airport/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Scenery/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - PALH Lake Hood/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - PANC Airport Anchorage/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - Z41 Lake Hood Strip/
...
...

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log.txt for X-Plane 10.35r1 (64-bit build 103503) compiled on Mar 1 2015 16:03:36
X-Plane started on Sun Apr 19 16:27:57 2015
This log file is generated automatically by Laminar Research applications and contains diagnostics about your graphics hardware, installation, and any error conditions.
If you need to contact tech support or file a bug, please send us this file. NOTE: this file is rewritten every time you start ANY of your X-System applications.
Mac OS X: Version 10.8.5 (Build 12F2501)
CPU type: Intel® Core i7-4771 CPU @ 3.50GHz CPU speed (mhz): 3500 Bus speed (mhz): 100 RAM (MB): 8192
X-System folder:'/Applications/X-Plane 10/', case sensitive=0
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Application was launched with the following command line options...
'-psn_0_294984'
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Disabling GPU timer for non-ATI hw prior to 10.9.
OpenGL Vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Render : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M OpenGL Engine
OpenGL Version : 2.1 NVIDIA-8.16.81 310.40.00.20f04 (210/0)
OpenGL Extensions: GL_ARB_color_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_clamp GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_ARB_draw_instanced
...
...
40 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/
41 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow/
42 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted/
43 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EHAM Airport Amsterdam/
44 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW/ (disabled)
45 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Airport Dublin/
46 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Dublin/ (disabled)
47 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEBL Barcelona/ (disabled)
48 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEMD Madrid/ (disabled)
49 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Airport/
50 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Scenery/
51 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/
52 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPG Paris CDG/ (disabled)
53 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/ (disabled)
54 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/
55 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/
56 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZA Lugano Airport/
57 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZA Lugano Scenery/
58 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Airport/
59 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Scenery/
...
...
----- X-Plane has shut down -----

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Hello STALKER,

 

a file you can attache with using the Full Editor. (Bottom right of the "Add Reply" window.)

Copy and paste here in the reply window is very unusable.

 

But in the scenery_packs.ini there i don't see my exclusion zones.

They are not installed.

Where do you have them installed?

 

The part of Toulouse for example must look like this in the scenery_packs.ini:

 

...
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Airport /
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse Scenery /
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery / Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse zExclusions /
...
 
In your part of the scenery_packs.ini, there is no entry for the Toulouse zExclusions.
So they cannot work correctly.
 
See the installation instructions here:
 
Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

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Hi again Heinz, thank you for your answer. The problem was that I could not find Aerosoft - LFBO Toulouse zExclusions when I downloaded the Exclusion Zones the first time, so I thought you didn't work in that area, but I have downloaded them again and now I can find it, so all is correct now.

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That is good,

 

thank's for the info. So i will delete some text from the very long Log.txt and .ini text ...

This makes this thread better readable :)

 

Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

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Hi,

I'm kind of a X-Plane newbie so I guess I did something wrong. :confused2_s:

I downloaded the exclusion zones because I have buildings from OSM over EDDL like the tower you see in the picture. The exlusion zones didnt solved the problem for me. The tower is still there like in the picture. When I disable OSM everything is fine so I think something is wrong in my scenery_packs.ini ?

Hope you can help me :)

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDL Airport Dusseldorf/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDL Airport Dusseldorf zExclusions/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Design - LPPT Lisboa v2.3+HDR/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EDDM_3_3/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/IT-LIRF Roma Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci v3.01/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Airport Dublin/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EGKK tdg/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KLAL - Lakeland (airshow version)/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGBB Birmingham/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEMD Madrid/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPG Paris CDG/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Global Airports/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Terrain/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_Asia_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_US-Midwest_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_US-Northeast_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_US-Pacific_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_US-South_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/w2xp_US-West_osm-ag/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Europe/

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Hello kyrus89,

 

i will check it... your scenery_packs.ini looks ok.

But can you please tell me, if you have installed additionally a Mesh? For Example AlpilotX HD-Mesh V2 or V3?

 

Greets Heinz Flichtbeil

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Hello,

i have found some locations without exclusion zones. I will correct the zExclusion for Dusseldorf EDDL today.

I post it here if i am ready...

Greets Heinz

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Hi Heinz,

i've got the HD Mesh v3.

Its the last entry in my config.

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_hd_global_scenery3/

Thank you Heinz will try that when its available :)

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Thank you Heinz. Everything looks right now :)

(I opended also a ticket last week, it can be closed now :))

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Hello kyros89,

that is good. Thanks for the info.

Do you know the ticket number?

Greets heinz

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Hello kyros89,

that is good. Thanks for the info.

Do you know the ticket number?

Greets heinz

Yes :)

#116168

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Ok, thank you. Have answered and closed the ticket (as discussed) :)

Greets Heinz

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With "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart" and "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart zExclusions"

I have a problem. Adding "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart zExclusions" all airport buildings diappear.

If I delete "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart zExclusions" it is O.K

Kan you tell my whey?

Probably "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart" is defect.

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Hello,

so i have checked it.

EDDS is now in the Global Airports available because it is the better Airport.

Our Freeware "Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart" don't have Buildings since X-Plane 10.35.

So in this case my zExcluisons for EDDS are not longer neccessary.

You can delete it.

But f than there are double buildings again, than you can move my zExclusions behind the "Global Airports" in the scenery_packs.ini and test.

I have posted it now in Post 1 too.

Greets Heinz.

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Thanks Heinz for your information.

I have deleted zExcusions for EDDS and it is O.K. and I did not find double buildings.

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