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I am looking for help with adding real ski resorts to the game.

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This game is widely accepted by skiing fans and ski resort enthusiasts. Natural choice for game content for this game would of course be a real world ski park. I searched internet for resources, but did not find enough sufficient data to start with.
So I turn to you - players and skiers - for help finding resources for adding real ski resort to the game. If you want to have your favorite ski resort in Ski Park Tycoon and have some detailed information about it please send it to me at info@skiparktycoon.com or post in the forum.

What do I need?

  • Ski resort map - detailed top down map (orthographic) with all lifts and slopes. For some reason all ski resort maps are just some artistic drawings with distorted perspective with no information value.
  • Height data of the region - geodata describing ski resort. The smaller resolution the better. All geodata sources I have found do not have small enough resolution to be of any help for me. Any kind of format would suffice. Just send what you have and I try to crunch that data. I could do it even without height data if I have elevations in the park map but then it would be just approximation.
  • Ski resort history - it would be a nice scenario for the game to build the park exactly as it was built in reality.
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Bustaboy
Bustaboy

Great to hear!

I was wondering....
My favorite ski resort only has this map available
Soelden.com
Would this suffice?

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

Although this is a nice ski resort unfortunately this map is not good enought. It is not orthographic and it has no elevation data.

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Bustaboy
Bustaboy

I see what you mean.
There is an interactive map that should be more helpfull.
Regretfully this does not show the ski routes
Oetztal.intermaps.com

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Bustaboy
Bustaboy

You could also use the interactive map to see all height data
Soelden.com

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Bustaboy
Bustaboy

After some more looking I also found a really nice piste overview.
I think it is compatible with the height data map.
Just zoom in on the B186 road on this one.
Openpistemap.org

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

Hey, this is good, especially openpistemap. Thanks a lot.

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Bustaboy
Bustaboy

You're welcome :)
would love to see this resort in game

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

I'll try

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ironraph
ironraph

First, thank you for the game!

Hi, could you just tell me the resolution you are looking for?
I have almost all the Alps in DEM format but with only 30 meters resolution.

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

Great, thats all I need. It would help me a lot.

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ironraph
ironraph

Could you confirm me that the size of each map is it 512x512? I can oversample the 30 meters to 15 meters or even better using a custom algo so just tell me the resolution you are looking for.
I have written a small tool used to extract the data and convert them into 16 bits raw high maps.
The set of data is quite big about 600 Mo.
Maybe I can send an example such as a ski resort area... just tell me which one ;)

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

I extract the data from bmp-grayscale file of any size (512 up to 2048) Doesnt even have to be power of two.

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vojnoviceva26
vojnoviceva26

I think the masures could be corrected. There is too much alttitude difference on slopes and on lifts. A peak that natturaly looks like let say 1500 meters in game has alttitude over 3000m. So the cable car or chair lift runs over 2000m in altitude. I cant say that I ever saw such chairlif......or a slope that has altitude difference over 3000m. =D

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skiparktycoon Author
skiparktycoon

Yes, its a bit of a mess with the measures. The thing is that addon maps are not created with same scale that is why.

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giax76
giax76

Hello,
I bought the game and I have to congratulate with you.
The first game really dedicated to ski resort.

Did you look here for data on altitude?
Dds.cr.usgs.gov

The data is in HGT, but time ago I was able to convert them to DEM (can not remember which instrument) and then to a bitmap.
Maybe you already know this site. ;-)

Thanks again for the game.

P.S. sorry for my english

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Camro_Cam
Camro_Cam

this ******* game is a stupid piece of **** its a ******* rippoff i cant eaven play you ******* dev

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nicko199624
nicko199624

Not sure if this is possible but could you make one for the Three Valley's in France, as it is debate idly the best ski area in the world and most certainly in the top 5.
It would be greatly appreciated thanks :)

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