Re: [nbos] [FM8] Correcting squished globe perspective from FWE
"Nathan Gerber"
Wed Feb 6th, 2008

Did you ever get an answer on the settings needed to import the binary
data? The binary files appear to be missing the normal header files
that are provided with .bin files so most software packages cannot
auto detect what settings are required to import the data. Does
anybody know what these settings would be?

-Nathan Gerber

2008/1/9 Steve Harvey <>:
> Hi, I'm a new FM8 customer and happy with the program overall, although I'm
> a little perplexed trying to make good use of the the feature to transfer
> data from FWE into FM.
> The problem is that I want to make accurate to-scale submaps from the world
> map, and FM doesn't seem to have any way to compensate for the distortion of
> the equirectangular projection, so that areas near the poles aren't
> vertically squished.
> Digging a bit into the FWE documentation, I wondered whether I could export
> the binary heightfield data from FWE, then import that into software like
> 3DEM, and hopefully that would let me render a small subsection of the world
> map without perspective distortion, which I could then import into FM as a
> background bitmap (whew). I'm not sure if this would work or not, but the
> FWE documentation doesn't give me enough information to be able to import
> successfully into 3DEM to test it out (I've tried a bunch of different
> combinations of settings but I keep getting error messages like "incorrect
> corner coordinates" and "incorrect zone".)
> So I guess I have a two part question:
> 1) can someone please walk me through a simple import into 3DEM, what
> settings to use etc., because this looks like a really cool capability in
> any case
> 2) can anyone recommend any other ways to get an undistorted rendering of
> the FWE data (or other equirectangular projection maps) into FM?
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