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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

^^^Beautiful!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:37)
if i had to guess at this point, i'd put Mt Chilead more over on the eastern side of the map, and have the river for the reservoir and the dam overlooking LS running down from it or the surrounding hills. south of this i'd put the desert, leading to the edge of the Salton Sea area, which may be a separate inland sea from the pacific. obviously you wouldn't be able to go all the way round the inland sea - it'd be like the lake net to Blackwater in RDR...

To me, it looks like we simply don't have enough information yet to determine the location of Mt. Chiliad. The dam is quite easy to locate though. In the image below, the fighter jet just about shoots at it.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

alright, so where does THIS leave us? south-western side of the Salton sea facing west?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:52)
alright, so where does THIS leave us? south-western side of the Salton sea facing west?

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to me it looks like that is the mountain from the zancudo river screenshot
the river itself is behind that mountain

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (Neckbeard @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 09:53)
QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:52)
alright, so where does THIS leave us? south-western side of the Salton sea facing west?

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to me it looks like that is the mountain from the zancudo river screenshot
the river itself is behind that mountain

I think we can start mapping the wilderness knowing this.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:55)
QUOTE (Neckbeard @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 09:53)
QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:52)
alright, so where does THIS leave us? south-western side of the Salton sea facing west?

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to me it looks like that is the mountain from the zancudo river screenshot
the river itself is behind that mountain

I think we can start mapping the wilderness knowing this.

the guy who is skydiving in that shot, his feet would be roughly pointing towards where the settlement is in the new screenshot? He's facing up the spine of the mountain, right? i mean, his feet would be pointing to the left of the new shot.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

this is the same mountain in the distance, isn't it? (the one on the left in this pic) if so this shore area is pretty damn big

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (JoeM @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:49)
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Goddammit!




Anyway here's the topic for Mapping the Wilderness!!! have a look!

http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=532754

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Neckbeard @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:53)
QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 16:52)
alright, so where does THIS leave us? south-western side of the Salton sea facing west?

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to me it looks like that is the mountain from the zancudo river screenshot
the river itself is behind that mountain

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Compare the bridge between the skydivers feet and the one in the mid-left of the new screen, they are the same.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

^^ Nice match! smile.gif

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

you can clearly see salton sea shore here

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

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When I first saw this image, I thought of the Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo: http://goo.gl/maps/7bcqj

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 17:44)
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I really hope what's in the top left is the airport! biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 18:55)
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Looking in the back its the Vincent Thomas Bridge linking Long Island and LA

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

For the kicks biggrin.gif

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Also the construction site in trailer one where a cop car is chasing Franklin is the one and same you see in distance most the time. Or so i believe...

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (BlackandWhite23 @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 11:00)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 18:55)
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Looking in the back its the Vincent Thomas Bridge linking Long Island and LA

No I mean behind the VT bridge.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 17:44)
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Man.... VT Bridge seems REALLY close to downtown in this... :-/

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 18:01)
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Looking in the back its the Vincent Thomas Bridge linking Long Island and LA

No I mean behind the VT bridge.

That isnt another island. Its the same island, just looks like a peninsula of the same location jutting out i'm afraid.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

This screenshot is almost as good as a map... wink.gif

One thing is a little worrying though: We would routinely name the direction the evening sun is coming from (top left line, determined by looking at lights and shadows on the parachutist) "west". Yet "west", as far as we know it (bottom right line), is about 45 degrees off. So we should be a bit more cautious when trying to determine the orientation of a shot by just looking at the sun.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (lxr @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 11:12)
This screenshot is almost as good as a map... wink.gif

One thing is a little worrying though: We would routinely name the direction the evening sun is coming from (top left line, determined by looking at lights and shadows on the parachutist) "west". Yet "west", as far as we know it (bottom right line), is about 45 degrees off. So we should be a bit more cautious when trying to determine the orientation of a shot by just looking at the sun.

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Can you use this to create the likely form of the map?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (snaredrum @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 17:07)
this is the same mountain in the distance, isn't it? (the one on the left in this pic) if so this shore area is pretty damn big

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Doesn't look like this at all if you ask me.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:27 PM Edited by Raavi, 12 November 2012 - 06:30 PM.

QUOTE (Golonka @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 11:12)
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Could very well be Catalina island

B is the VT bridge.

SC Island could be the main scuba diving area

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (GTARandom @ Monday, Nov 12 2012, 18:00)
For the kicks biggrin.gif

Actually...

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(see blue and green lines)




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