Every airport in the world has stand and taxiway markings all around their airports directing planes about where to go and what routes to take around their airport. These could all be auto generated with manual override based upon how the player lays down taxi ways and from the renaming of Stands we can already do.
Why it should be implemented:
This could be an air to better ground operations and to help with the ATC tower as well. Would also provide visual interest within the design or airports.
Images, references or additional content:(With example ficture made on paint by EG0611)
@Rubble very good point! In my opinion this is one of the most important features that should be added. And looking at the holding points before the runway, there should also be all the relevant code available to do so.
I just have a practical example where I would like to have more options to set specific parameters for certain taxiways:
In this picture I have a taxiway that is required for my tarmac stands for GA. And it should only be used by such aircraft. Right now I also have 757 taxiing via this taxiway. The wings of the 757 touch the parking aircraft though.
In a first place it could also be solved very simple. Close a taxiway for the already existing categories: GA, Small commercial aircraft, medium commercial aircraft.
So there will be 2 major parts of this feature; Tile coloring and writing.
Tile coloring: 1 tile of taxiways, runways, tarmac and stands (a.k.a.1 small square on game) will be paintable with various colors on aviation. Yellow, red, blue, green, black (for concrete background) or gray (for asphalt background). When user paints 2 tiles next to each other; tile colors will be connected and it will be seen as 1 colored rectangular area.
Writing: User can write things on taxiways, runways, tarmac and stands. Each character will cover
1 small tile. Players will be able to select colors AND some special symbols like arrows from a dropdown menu. There won’t be a strain to have a colored background for writings. Players can just go and write whatever they want on default taxiways, runways, tarmac and stands.
Yes exactly! Cause the only thing you need for a working taxiway is the center tiles were u put the taxi nodes. a simple concrete/asphalt tile with a texture of a “A1” or “B4” could be placed on both sides of the center line, like in EG:s picture
These will be hard to be seen on top down view. Maybe like flight monitors they can have a default screen with tilted angle but then they cannot be editable. On the other hand taxiway surface markings will be seen on top down view.