I would like to see basic landmarks used on visual approaches placed in the sim as 2D or 3D objects.
The twin tanks, parks, expressway and baseball stadium used on the KLGA Runway 31 visual approach, would be one example. The tanks and stadium would be 3D but the expressway and parks could just be 2D at terrain level (really, the parks would just be green areas, similar to a grass landing strip).
Other signature objects such as the Freedom Tower and airport towers would be nice also. And who could forget the infamous “checkerboard hill” for Kai Tak! That would just be a 2D object on the side of a bump in the terrain.
There are other landmarks and visual approaches too. The bridge over the Potomac in DC, the mall in Seattle… I’m not talking 'sight-seeing" here. All these landmarks are on the charts.
With “Global Flight” using a server to download and cache terrain images, couldn’t a few 2D and 3D objects be downloaded too?