Ultimate VFR 2.0 is designed to be the ultimate in high detail photoscenery for Microsoft® Flight Simulator X.
The Ultimate VFR series provides 1.2m per pixel, professionally color corrected, color graded, performance and full color spectrum optimized photoscenery for the United States based on 1m per pixel aerial imagery from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Aerial Imaging Program (NAIP).
The Ultimate VFR photoscenery series started development in 2006 during the Microsoft Flight Simulator X beta testing period.
Initially we envisioned providing 1 meter per pixel photoscenery coverage for the entire continental United States. Our photoscenery was planned to complement an already established photoscenery product line that only covered limited areas.
However as we shared our dreams, research and development and goals with the flight simulation community we soon realized that our photoscenery needed to contain much more than just basic aerial imagery. We started the long process of developing technology that can generate USA wide photoscenery very rapidly and on a massive scale.
We set to work on developing tools, technologies and techniques to provide the level of detail that we ourselves longed for but also our friends in the flight simulation community were asking for.
Many of you have supported us along the way and without your help and investment into our vision this project would not have become a reality in 2014.