Missing Pão de Açucar

Dear Infinite flight players,
I have to say it is indeed a delightful thing to finally see the entire globe with the 15 meters resolution and I hugely thank the developers for such thing.
Today, as plenty of people did, I went to have a little flying over Brazil and attempted an approach at the challenging Santos Dumond.
However, when I got there I saw this.
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Well, that made my approach way easier!

In conclusion this is only a funny thing I wanted to point out, not at all a request for having it fixed or a sort of a complaint. Just for a good laugh!

Have you all good flights!

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Hey!

Just to be clear, is there supposed to be a mountain where there’s a trench? I’m not too familiar with the area so best to ask :)

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Yes. It is a very known mountain, as it makes for a stunning approach!
Planes have to bank really sharply very close to the mountain and to the ground.
This works for runway 02R.
Have a look online at some of those approaches.

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For example, this picture is taken from the mountain itself.
I belive this to be even more challenging than Kai Tak.

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@schyllberg I can confirm the issue. There should be a mountain there.

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And it is oddly specific there to be a hole in the exact place of where a famous mountain should be.

Sounds souspicious…

Just joking, of course!

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This is taken from the opposite side of the runway, the mountains shown should be on that depression we see in IF.

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Thanks for the details!

There are indeed a few terrain elevation errors in rare places; those errors comes from the source data we use that are not always perfect. When better source become available, we will use them and issues like this should go away.

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Thank you very much indeed for your help!

And by the way, if I may, why do the north and south areas of the glode not have any elevation?
For example, from Bergen going north everything becomes flat.

Thank you again.

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Check this blog post out, it answers your question in great detail.

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Thank you very much sir!

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