Re: [nbos] [FM8] Correcting squished globe perspective from FWE
"Steve Harvey"
Sun Feb 10th, 2008
No, I never received any response about importing FWE .bin data into 3DEM
(or other software), as shown but not explained in the FWE help file. I
would still love to see a simple example of what settings to use for the
import.

I did figure out the answer to my other question (correcting for the
distortion of the equirectangular projection to make reasonably-scaled
submaps from FWE worlds), which involves a combination of viewing the FWE
bitmap in FM's globe viewer with a grid overlay, using Google Earth's
measure tool to figure the distance between meridians at different
latitudes, and scaling accordingly. (I can explain this in more detail if
anybody is interested)

On Feb 6, 2008 7:07 PM, Nathan Gerber <ngerber999-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve,
>
> 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 <sonicforest-at-gmail.com>:
> > 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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