Glitches and weird buildings in Microsoft Flight Simulator

August 21, 2020

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Because Microsoft Flight Simulator pulls data from Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap to create its usually photo-realistic landscapes, the occasional glitch occurs when the data is missing or incorrect. Apparently a typo in OpenStreetMap put a Melbourne building at 212 floors instead of 2 and the result is this beautiful monolith.

I learned my lesson about trusting user-editable data after I turned in my college essay on Thomas Edison and got an F-. Turns out he wasn't a "poo-poo pee-pee butt" as I was informed by Wikipedia.

Keep going for a few more of the oddities users have found in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

And this is how the Washington Monument appears:

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And this is the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida:

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(via Waxy and The Verge)

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