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Multiplayer take-off in GEFS 1.4c
|Original author(s)||Xavier Tassin|
|Initial release||October 2010|
2.1 / May 1, 2017
|Platform||Open Web Platform|
|Type||Amateur flight simulation|
GeoFS is a free flight simulator based on the Cesium WebGL Virtual Globe which makes use of aerial imagery and provides a multi-player environment for pilots to interact with each other. GeoFS is exclusively built with web technologies and only requires a web browser to run.
Created by Xavier Tassin, it was launched in October 2010. It was originally built on the Google Earth plug-in as GEFS-Online (Google Earth Flight Simulator). On September 1, 2015, support for the Google Earth plugin ended, which nearly resulted in a complete shutdown of GEFS-Online. In January 2016, in light of the Google Earth plugin's termination, GEFS-Online migrated to CesiumJS, an open source 3D globe platform. In 2017, the name of the simulator was changed to GeoFS because of the no longer existing connection between it and the Google Earth plug-in.
GeoFS is a flight simulator used for quite a few virtual airlines, simulating real life airline operations. The number of virtual airlines has become quite substantial, triggering the need for a separate sub-forum on the GeoFS forums. The types of virtual airlines can range from completely fictional, to virtual airlines based on currently running, real world airlines.
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- "The unofficial Google Earth Flight Simulator gets a new home and a slew of enhancements". Google Earth Blog.
- "Moving GEFS Online from Google Earth to Cesium". Cesium Blog.
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