The VFR Poland SW photo scenery for Flight Simulator X and Prepar 3D covers the southwestern region of Poland. The product is based on SPOT5 multispectral satellite images geometrically and radiometrically corrected to the seamless mosaic. The scenery reproduces the real characteristics of the surface of the ground in the flight simulator using textures of a ground resolution 2,5 m/px, hydrological layer and autogen.
The Republic of Poland is a country located in Central Europe, lying between E014°07' and E024°08', and N49°00' and N54°50'. It has a latitudinal distance of 649 km and a longitudinal distance of 689 km. The area of the country is 312679 km², the population is 38,5 million people, and the average population density 123 people/km². Poland borders 7 other countries: Germany in the west (467 km), the Czech Republic (790 km) and Slovakia (539 km) in the south, Ukraine (529 km) and Belarus (416 km) in the east, Lithuania (103 km) in the north-east and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia (210 km) in the north. Most of the northern border consists of the coast of the Baltic Sea (440 km). The country is divided into 16 administrative regions - voivodeships: Mazovian (Mazowieckie), Greater Poland (Wielkopolskie), Lublin (Lubelskie), Warmian-Masurian (Warmińsko-Mazurskie), West Pomeranian (Zachodniopomorskie), Podlaskie, Lower Silesian (Dolnośląskie), Pomeranian (Pomorskie), Łódź, Kuyavian-Pomeranian (Kujawsko-Pomorskie), Subcarpathian (Podkarpackie), Lesser Poland (Małopolskie), Lubusz (Lubuskie), Silesian (Śląskie), Holy Cross (Świętokrzyskie) and Opole. The capital of the country is Warsaw (Warszawa).
The scenery covers lowland areas lying within the North European Plain, as well as upland areas lying within the Bohemian Massif, the Polish Uplands and the Western Carpathians. The region's highest peak is the Śnieżka mountain located in the Sudetes, measuring 1603 m above sea level (5256 ft). The natural vegetation in the region consists of temperate deciduous and mixed forests. Moreover, mountain vegetation can be found in mountainous areas. The area is located within the Baltic watershed. The longest rivers in the scenery area are the Oder (854 km, including 742 km in Poland) and the Warta (808 km).
The scenery area's most important cities are Wrocław, Katowice, Częstochowa, Sosnowiec, Gliwice, Bytom, Bielsko-Biała, Zabrze, Ruda Śląska, Rybnik, Tychy, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Opole, Wałbrzych, Zielona Góra, Chorzów, Kalisz and Legnica.
Among the numerous tourist attractions in this part of Poland are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Centennial Hall in Wrocław (at its opening in 1913, it was the world's largest reinforced concrete building), the Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica (erected in the 17th century), the Muskau Park in Łęknica (considered one of Europe's most beautiful landscape parks), the Architectural and Park Landscape Complex in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and the Nazi concentration camp KL Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim.
- 2,5 m/px ground resolution;
- Real satellite photos;
- Total area of about 80000 sq km;
- Single season - summer textures;
- Hydrological layer;
- Compatibility with other SIMDESIGN products.
- Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later;
- Adobe AIR™ and Oracle Java™;
- Microsoft® Flight Simulator X or Lockheed Martin Prepar 3D®;
- SD™ card reader and 20 GB available hard disk space;
- Broadband Internet connection;
- E-mail address for online registration.