Improve blending of photogrammetry with surrounding scenery

Dev Mode or normal?

It happens in normal mode and I tried it again yesterday evening - same thing - confirmed by another flier with a different aircraft (I also tried different ones).
I have not noticed it anywhere else in UK/Ireland - just close to Ronaldsway and to the west of it.
Also the same areas have the same colours - bright green near the airport and purple on the opposite coast (west of it).

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I just tested this area. I also get the darker green populating in about 800 to 1000 ft AGL. Over 2000 feet they start to go back into the “normal” green terrain (screen capture in game 2K monitor).

Also, the purple… those I get too when approaching the hills (screen capture from video 1K).

I’ve actually never experienced this before. Weird how it pulls in/out those dark green tiles and the purple for the hills.


YEs I forgot to mention that when we tried it last night it was only below those heights. I will try reporting it via Zendesk.

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I’ll report that too. :slight_smile:

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I see this also. Considering it moves with you, I wonder if the streaming is using two different data sets (hence two colors) for two different LODs?

From what I see, that is exactly what it’s doing. You described it well. :slight_smile:

I’m glad you posted this (I voted and made a Zendesk report) because it was driving me nuts trying to figure out what’s going on. Most of the posts re: photogrammetry, LOD, and such focus on melted buildings and whatnot and I couldn’t really find anyone mentioning this weird brown/grey dark patch over the photogrammetry cities.

I got a medium-high spec computer, 2560x1080 @ 70Hz, run mostly HIGH settings with Object and Terrain LODs set to 200, no scenery mods. I got gigabit internet, confirmed that Xbox Networking is happy, and inside MSFS 2020 itself I confirmed that Bing Data and Photogrammetry are turned on and using data. Rolling cache disabled.

It’s happened to me in Calgary (see attached) and Tokyo, among others. Tokyo is especially a bummer because Japan is such a featured item.

Sorry for the double post but I just took a look at Calgary on Bing and it also shows weird brown blotches (far left) and a harsh transition from brown to green (far right).

I guess now that I know this is a problem with Bing, I can stop hunting around for solutions specific to MSFS.

Thanks for posting. I do think it’s the data from bing rather than anything “in game” as it were or settings related. Hopefully they can do a bit of blending or somehow apply some “brightness” to the PG. If you are only seeing PG in view, then it looks fine, but against the lighter background scenery it definitely doesn’t look great

There is also a problem with cloud shadows and even the clouds themselves in the ground texture.

Greenish hue is clearly seen in this transition zone between the downloaded cache and the regular (photogrammetry) scenery. Hopefully the roads will look less ‘mossy’ in the future updates…
Shows the value of downloaded cache!!!

This is the south side of Chicago near the lake

Report it to Zendesk and they’ll apply color correction.

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It’s pretty much anywhere where there is a transition between photogrammetry data and normal data.

I haven’t checked here lately but your example is pretty benign

Without photogrammetry data you have plenty transition zones as well, for example the alps

No color correction can fix the different times of the year the pictures were taken

And that’s still very good compared to places in Africa

Which is a problem with the source data (Bing)


The roads look green and that cannot be Bing data! I believe they can correct the hue…

Why not? Are they going to manuallyh check every road in the world?

Do you have any add-ons in your Community folder? If yes, please remove and retest before posting.

Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?

Brief description of the issue:
Strange colors popping up with the Bing data graphics on Isle of Man when you fly over it at a low height.

Provide Screenshot(s)/video(s) of the issue encountered:

Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Go to airport EGNS and look and move around with your drone camera at 300ft

PC specs for those who want to assist (if not entered in your profile)
AMD Ryzen 7
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Did you submit this to Zendesk? If so, what is your ticket #?
Not yet

Purple scenery has been known to be caused by custom scenery/airports. This includes official items bought from the marketplace.

Can confirm that you have eliminated the above?

I noticed this as well. I thought there was something wrong with my VR headset. It happened right around the southern tip of the Isle of Man in the exact place you saw it. I have no custom scenery installed. This is on a fresh install of the most recent MSFS version.

I will add my vote that this gets addressed.

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