|QUOTE (lxr @ Friday, Nov 23 2012, 14:41)|
I don't think the new map has this mixed up, but I would like to make one suggestion for future mapping efforts.
We can't agree on a common scale yet, and we don't agree on certain locations... but can we agree on a common "north"?
This "north" is not something we can measure, it's something we would have to decide.
My impression is that it would make mapping easier if we assumed the following (I hope it's all the same thing):
- The Vinewood sign runs from west to east
- The mast above the sign is north from the center of the sign
- The two red logos on top of the US Bank Tower face north and south
- The downtown grid is aligned with the compass
Also consider the position of the sun, a sunset in RL LA always should be west, look at most of the images you see with a red tone (evening) and afternoon. Apparently most of those images points to the west, and only one to the east (morning image), the sun position is a good mark for orientation, if you don't see the sun, look for the shadows could give you a great signal to where is west and east.
Later i'll explain my conclusions about my map and some more details and finds.