The new system of file route size at about 35km instead of 25km seems to be working out OK. Currently I have 9 routes available for download which is equivalent to 13 I think of the previous routes as left a few at 25km. I need to make nearly half the area sea which I then lower. (select linked flat planes) set to minus 9 or 10 meters. Then make a make a margin by control and minus of the selected sea for 2 or 3 mouse clicks. The rest I then delete. A flat seabed of 4 vertices then set over the full route at minus 8 meters, Water sheet at zero.
Might manage another one for download of the Menai Straits. About half have some content. Might have to start to rotate them…
48 were made at 25 km. so by remaking them at 35km it should get them down to about another 25 to make with 10 made… depending on the terrain type. The basic routes can be fairly asily made with srtm2 data. copy and paste ship, water sheet, roaming camera, trees, etc.
If the places I mention are not known to you and interested in maritime you can easily follow the coastline of the routes from Solway Firth to Lands End on the Bing or Google online maps.
If you want to follow the routes of live vessel movements there is a link on my site for ship AIS.
Then will start adding some content and vegetation…over the years. also maybe start off a few routes of the West Coast of Scotland working North from Solway Firth on the borders of Scotland.
The list of items to make can be endless. Eventually I need to make quite a few castles as only Conwy castle made. There is Flint, Rhuddlan, Beamaris, Caernarvon, Harlech and… more.