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Baari
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:14 AM Edited by Baari, 29 May 2013 - 04:17 AM.

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This still from trailer two seems to show an area at the bottom that resembles an airport. The highway and other roads next to it don't quite match with the map however.

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#11882

Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:23 AM

QUOTE (Baari @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 04:14)
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This still from trailer two seems to show an area at the bottom that resembles an airport. The highway and other roads next to it don't quite match with the map however.

What are you talking about? Or rather to whom? Fido's map is almost perfect.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:44)
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QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

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I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

I think its the dam

The dam is where those two squiggly lines meet up, not far above this area we are discussing. You can tell because that race track thing is nearly directly below it in a screenshot.

Oh sorry,my bad. Thanks btw. biggrin.gif

Maybe it's a Casino, like they have by Palm Springs and Indio?

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:26 AM Edited by Dansnow, 29 May 2013 - 05:48 AM.

Could it be the stadium at the top left of this screen EDIT- links broken. The screen I was talking about is an xbox scan of a helicopter at night time above a stadium.. looks to be on the edged of the city http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=555721

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:43 AM Edited by mnkymanfoo, 29 May 2013 - 07:59 AM.

No that stadium is to the north of the city. It is based on the Hollywood Bowl if I'm not mistaken. And it isn't really a stadium it is actually a theater or stage.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

That building is nothing we have seen.

I think a power station makes the most sense, and it seems like a lot of electrical lines run from that area (but could just be the wind farm)

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

Finished the map out of boredom. Not the best but anyone is free to add-on or clean it up more.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

Sorry pal, appreciate your work but it is way too small.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:44 AM

The problem is some previews say that LS is 1/3 the size of the entire map. So it seems "accurate" to me.

But then again others are sure that it's 1/8.. so the countryside should be much larger.

A good mockup anyways icon14.gif

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

I thought the previews said 1/8th of the map was the city? Also if you look at aerial views you should see that the Alamo Sea areas is at least as large as Los Santos is. You should check out the other maps on the first page. They have images to back up the way the map is structured, neat stuff.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (mnkymanfoo @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 10:24)
I thought the previews said 1/8th of the map was the city? Also if you look at aerial views you should see that the Alamo Sea areas is at least as large as Los Santos is. You should check out the other maps on the first page. They have images to back up the way the map is structured, neat stuff.

Yeah I mentioned this a few pages ago, but everyone seems to have ignored it. CVG originally claimed 1/8, but in a more recent video item they mentioned 1/4. Also, to the last map: As said, you should take a look at the other mappers, there are quite a few things everybody agrees on. Your map seems a bit made-up, with some speculations. I would suggest to only map the areas we have seen, because that's were this thread is all about. I do appreciate the effort, though, and I like the blueprint style.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

I think some people are going to be surprised how small the lake will look on the map. Yeah some people have drawn it as big as the city but we don't have much to go on.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

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If you look closely there does seem to be a landing strip of sorts, and the city is to the 'left' in both cases, plus the electricity pylons fit the location as well.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE (Freezer89 @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 03:44)
The problem is some previews say that LS is 1/3 the size of the entire map. So it seems "accurate" to me.

But then again others are sure that it's 1/8.. so the countryside should be much larger.

A good mockup anyways icon14.gif

If you look at the best-guess map mockups, the city does dominate the lower third of the map, but the actual city area is about 1/8 of the map area. I think people are describing the same thing differently.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 11:15)
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If you look closely there does seem to be a landing strip of sorts, and the city is to the 'left' in both cases, plus the electricity pylons fit the location as well.

I suggested earlier that it could be a resort but the more I think of it it could also be the Epsilon center

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (Jordan_Philip @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 11:53)
I suggested earlier that it could be a resort but the more I think of it it could also be the Epsilon center

I think I remember from one of the Epsilon propaganda letters/emails that they are based in Vinewood.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Can someone with some time on their hands make a map of all the major electricity pylons? i.e. directions of the wires? This will help us finalise some things that have little reference.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

Is the Richman hotel up right behind IAA building?

The attic windows look the same.

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Edit: To user "Baari"; was looking for the Richman

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (mnkymanfoo @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 02:38)
I checked through the building album at the beginning of the thread and I couldn't find the Beverly Hills Hotel anywhere. It would be odd for it not be in the Beverly Hills GTA version area but who knows.

Hang on, did anyone answer this yet?

Dude, the Richman Hotel is the hotel you're looking for. Been known since last year sometime. We have the screenshot remember!!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (xrCore @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 09:05)
Finished the map out of boredom. Not the best but anyone is free to add-on or clean it up more.

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the lake is too big don't you think?

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

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This is a tough one.

I did look close to the Salton Sea and found the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, which has a similar shape:

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But other than this, there's nothing that catches my eyes. Furthermore, there's no sealed road access to this building, leading me to also think that this is a non-inhabited structure.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (GTA. @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 14:17)
QUOTE (xrCore @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 09:05)
Finished the map out of boredom. Not the best but anyone is free to add-on or clean it up more.

*picture of the map*

the lake is too big don't you think?

Maybe there something on the bottom there too! rampage_ani.gif

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE (xrCore @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 09:05)
Finished the map out of boredom. Not the best but anyone is free to add-on or clean it up more.

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I like this, what did you use to do it? It is a bit small - apparently the map is 8 times the size of Los Santos, and those blueprints probably don't even show 100% of it.
Great map though! I prefer this style of mock up than those cartoony ones.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (gtamodeller @ Saturday, May 25 2013, 07:58)
Some weeks back i blocked out this 3D peace, showing the river area.

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And thats the top view from the whole peace
(the green things are cameras with attached screenshots)

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Excellent work! Would always love to see more... wink.gif

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (polvofiloso @ Saturday, May 25 2013, 02:17)
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I made it. I've been creating for a while. I was working on the roads when they released the map section, so i've now had to rework a few roads... Well, and the map shape now too. Here's the whole map.

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Props to you DuPz0r...That looks reeally good. Can definitely see the map being close to that. icon14.gif icon14.gif

Awesome map but I've got a question that pertains to this and a few of the other fan maps in this thread. Why do the two lakes only have outlet streams/rivers and no inlets? They all flow to the ocean meaning they are all outlets. IRL, inlet streams would flow into the lake from a source at higher elevations, like somewhere in the mountains, and none are depicted on these maps. Some of the streams in the game should probably be like this, unless Rockstar has suspended that part of reality. Also it's very rare IRL (I know of none) where a natural lake has more than one outflow. It's even more odd in the case of the man-made reservoir where one of the outflows is through a dam. I know the Alamo Sea creates a quandary being based on the Salton Sea, which is actually below sea level and has no outlets to the ocean, IRL. Mapmakers, is this something you've considered when making your maps? Is there evidence for multiple out flowing streams but none inflowing? Not trying to nitpick, just wondering if I've missed something because I've followed this thread pretty closely since its inception. Despite that one curiosity I think you guys are doing an awesome job that only fuels my excitement for the game even more.

Yeah, the inflows issue is bugging me too. In the case of the Alamo Sea, there would still be some space in the east... but around the reservoir, it's hard to imagine a lot of higher terrain.

@DuPz0r: Beautiful map! Some minor corrections: The three hills south of the Alamo Sea (Mt. X/Y/Z) are freestanding, i.e. not connected to the Vinewood Hills. And Grapeseed, judging by the postcard image, should be further west, closer to the Alamo River.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Saturday, May 25 2013, 15:51)
Hollywood Wax Museum (near First national Bank - Hollywood Boulevard)

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Good find! (And sorry for triple post wink.gif )

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

Thanks lxr!

One more thing : for now, it 's the best view of Chateau Marmont

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

I think people are underestimating the size of this map

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (stavrosp @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 20:28)
I think people are underestimating the size of this map

more than that, i constantly see people making pointless and therefore stupid comments

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (LennonNL @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 17:07)
QUOTE (xrCore @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 09:05)
Finished the map out of boredom. Not the best but anyone is free to add-on or clean it up more.

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I like this, what did you use to do it? It is a bit small - apparently the map is 8 times the size of Los Santos, and those blueprints probably don't even show 100% of it.
Great map though! I prefer this style of mock up than those cartoony ones.

Is it just me or is the North sign heading towards North East? Then the map would be wrong. Or at least the part of it on which the sign is shown.




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