Am 2/16/2017 um 5:48 AM schrieb umesh ramesh:
Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the prompt reply. As I had written earlier, I do not prefer to generate 
my road geometries at origin & translate far off where they are located (maybe 
that’s the last option that I shall use).
I am under the impression that there might be other techniques to tackle this 
Most likely not. The other problem usually occurring is z-fighting which also is a precision problem. This can be tackled via logarithmic depth buffers etc. but as you were talking about flickering involving only one geometry, depth-precision is non of the problems (For z-fighting you'd need at least two primitives).

Think about the problem this way: Your geometry is a _local_ description of road-piece that can be _placed_ where you like it to be on a terrain that is _placed_ where you like it to be. This way relative coordinates will stay in the boundary of your viewing frustum. And having a road-piece of several thousand kilometers is simply not feasible.

I think, VirtualPlanetBuilder is generating the Terrain Tiles in the way you 
had written.
But, FlightGear too has terrain & roads all over & they are rendered properly.
There are several other techniques including texture splatting and so on, to put decals onto terrain. But the problem arising with multiple geometries on top of each other is usually z-fighting ...

Do the similar Projects use the same basic theory that you had written?
It will be helpful if you can give additional insight into this.
There is no way to have coordinates in the scale described in your example and single precision. Usually one needs to transform the coordinates around the center of the data-set by transforming either the geometry coordinates or by using a transform in the scenegraph. The other, in case relative precision is not-important is to simply scale the coordinates. But basically it all boils down to send reasonably "small" coordinates to the GPU. Believe me, i had to learn this the hard way while implementing shader-based geocentric effects ;-)
This of course doesn't mean that I know every trick.



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