|QUOTE (lxr @ Friday, Nov 23 2012, 03:43)|
|QUOTE (jbte @ Friday, Nov 23 2012, 03:32)|
| I did everything according to the image analysis, 3D modeling references and digital mapping of the terrain. And of course some help from this threadá |
Hope you like, any corrections let me know!
Oh wow. While some of it contradicts everything we've seen so far (like the Vinewood Reservoir), this is definitely very interesting!
While I'm off to check your 89 (!) screens ... can you tell us more about *how* you made it?
Since you asked for potential corrections, I tried to find some. The main reason my list looks long is that you included 89 screens...
There are a few city screens where the positions of known landmarks, like the Downtown skyscrapers, suggest otherwise: 6 + 34 vs. 27 (FIB/IAA), 12 (golf course), 14 (Hollywood Blvd, camera is looking east), 16 (fire on highway), 36 (Observatory, can see airport), 40 (Gerald Desmond Bridge, can see Downtown), 45 (Rottweiler, should be west of LS River), 70 (cars near Sierra Tower), 75 (underpass near FIB/IAA), 80 (hobo, camera is looking south), 85 (Capitol Records, camera is looking south), 87 (underpass w/ graffiti, should be south of Downtown). Of course, some of them are not such a big deal.
Then there are a few countryside screens where I think their position contradicts what we're actually seeing: 47 (plane jump), 48 (highway exit), 49 (Trevor w/ telescopes), 50 (airstrip), 51 (wind farm), 58 (train collision), 63 (offroad/lake), 64 (recreation area, should be across the sea), 67 (Grapeseed), 73 (burning plane). If these are right then my theory of Blaine County is definitely wrong.
And then there are a couple of shots that leave me wondering... how can you possibly know their location? Like: 57 (train/rocket), 65 (motocross/mountain), 66 (crop duster/river), 74 (small town), 76 (Trevor w/ car on fire), 77 (Trevor w/ molotov cocktail), 78 (hikers/mountain), 79 (crop duster/vineyard). If these are intended to be speculative, then that's fine, but the map makes them look as if you had actually found them. Or you *have* found them... then I'd love to hear or see more.
One thing that made verifying locations difficult for me is that the city layout is just a generic grid, i.e. most of the streets don't have an exact counterpart in the screenshots, and some quite likely don't exist, like the two highway bridges across the LS river. (Of course, it's pretty much impossible to draw a more correct full city grid, as of now.) Also, I think that some of the larger features around the city are very speculative, like Bay City, Grapeseed or the Vinewood Reservoir. (A reservoir must have an inflow, not just outflows, right?)
Still, this map is very impressive! And while I'm not sure about the exact shape of the Alamo Sea (nobody is, I guess), the way it is stretched and rotated, compared to GTAKiwi's map, actually looks very good to me. I'd still love to know more about how you made all this, since there's obviously a lot to learn from it.