This new Toposim Alaska product will be a little different than previous releases with the use of 5m IFSAR source data covering much of the state, which should be a boon for bush-flyers, low and slow, enjoying the incredible detail of the closer terrain.
The Alaska Panhandle is now available for immediate download as proof of concept, and I have obtained 90% of the required data to finish the state of Alaska 19m, with large portions of the state represented in 5m horizontal resolution terrain mesh, creating unprecedented detail for large swaths of Alaska’s urban areas and wilderness
The views can be stunning – with one caveat. Five-meter terrain detail only extends out a few kilometers from your viewpoint due to hard-coded LOD restraints. Jet fighters and airliiners won’t notice a difference at FL35, but when flying low and slow up a fjord in a DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver, the detail will pop out at you, and add considerable enjoyment to that sort of touring flight.
I am releasing Toposim Alaska 5m terrain via pre-orders for the whole package, which will consist of six regions, Panhandle, available now, and five more regions – Southeast, Southwest, Interior, Arctic, and Western Alaska – over the next 4-6 weeks. As a means to finance production, this initial release is priced in pre-order more than HALF-OFF what the Toposim Alaska 5m terrain will cost when completed, six-weeks from now. Price will rise in increments as further regions are released every week or so. Early adopters will only have to log in and click My Account in the Toposim Distribution Center to download their additional regions.
So if you are a fan of Alaska flying, this new Toposim Alaska terrain will provide unprecedented, breathtaking terrain detail for those bush flights to remote destinations.
And a better time to grab this will never be than now.
By the way, the half-off GREATDEAL coupon has been reactivated (Alaska exempt, since it’s already half-off). so, 50% Off the rest of the store for a limited time.