Publisher: Just Flight
Source: Just Flight
Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod and part of the State of Massachusetts in the United States of America. Approximately 30 nautical miles (50 kilometers) south of Cape Cod, it is among the most distant islands from the east coast of the United States, and it is shaped into a triangle by relentless Atlantic Ocean currents. Being heavily affected by the Atlantic Ocean, its climate is cooler in summer but not as cold in winter as mainland Massachusetts and is frequently cloudy and wet.
Just Flight's Nantucket Scenery
Just Flight's product description touts more than 100 square miles of photo terrain in full five-seasons, detailed waterfronts, local VFR landmarks and autogenerated houses and vegetation "as per their real-world counterparts." A one-meter terrain mesh is derived from high-detail LIDAR data. A combination of "light" and "radar," LIDAR measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser light instead of radio waves.
The high-detail terrain mesh and photorealistic surface provide this scenery's foundation. Elevation differences on this island are so slight as to be barely noticeable from aloft. The highest point I found was 98 feet, and the airport is at 47 feet. The 85-foot bluffs rising above the north beaches are visible from low altitudes. The photoreal surfaces show the sandy soil typical of this island.
Developed areas are well populated with custom-designed autogenerated houses and commercial buildings that truly reflect the Nantucket milieu in design and color. Specific landmarks are depicted accurately such as lighthouses, a radar dome, a sand-and-gravel facility and even the landfill. The harbor is well populated with accurately placed wharfs, marinas and moorings. Beaches and their surf are shown accurately. Much of this wind-swept island is marshlands and some cleared farmlands and pastures. These flora are accurately represented in Just Flight's scenery. Having visited the real Nantucket Island many times, I can personally attest that Just Flight's Nantucket Island looks like the real place.
Just Flight's scenery covers the entire island. Information about the island says it comprises 300 square miles (790 square kilometers), so Just Flight sells itself short by claiming "more than 100" square miles.
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