To be clear: I don’t require a handcrafted model of this individual tower, but a generic model for all TV and communication towers. Or perhaps a bunch of generic communication tower models for different tower heights.
The metadata can be used to differentiate between towers and other high-rise buildings and the appropriate model can be visualized. Look at Frankfurt:
The Europaturm is tagged as a “communications_tower” and “communication” as tower type in OpenStreetMap.
The Messeturm, a commercial skyscraper, instead is tagged as a “commercial” building without a tower type in OpenStreetMap.
As a consequence, the Europaturm must be presented as a communication tower and the Messeturm as a high-rise building.
This should be the general procedure for all TV and communication towers in the world.
Feel free to post further examples!
Further Infos about Frankfurt Europaturm:
Bing map coordinates: 50,135299, 8,654633
I’ve noticed a lack of towers and obstructions in general. GA uses these a lot for VFR navigation as they are represented on sectional charts so in my opinion they are important for a touted “VFR” sim. There should be databases of these to pull from as a lot of aviation GPS devices have them loaded and displayed on maps.
I’m hoping perhaps it is in the works for the future. Like you a simple nice looking but generic tower representation with a flashing light would be great. Personally I’m going to wait a while to complain too much, post release and a lot of bugs to fix I’m sure there are more pressing things to work on for a while yet.
The missing TV- and communication towers seem to be a general problem in the AI implementation. Except a few handcrafted towers in the US I didn’t see any well represented autogeneratetd tower in the world o far … Same problem with Churches, castles etc … only some hand-picked here and there, but generally disappointing tp VFR-flyers. Hope they will tweak their algorithms soon.