|QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Wednesday, Jul 10 2013, 12:06)|
|,Wednesday, Jul 10 2013, 11:46] |
To check/verify if these calculations are close to "correct", there are at least 2 options: 1 being the tennis scene (if there is a way to messure the tennis field size correctly), 2 being the golf scene with the "168/169 yards to pin" stats and the map in the lower left corner
There is, I did it in the size thread but didn't bother posting proof. There's a series of overhead shots where you can work out where the tennis court fits alongside the nearby roads. I get something close to the 'white lines' scale in your picture. The dotted grid squares on the blueprint were around 1400m.
I spent some time on the tennis court scale, and think I came up with a result that comfirms your scale. (although I have to admit I'm new to photoshop so it took me way longer than it should have).
when Franklin walks out of the shop, the camera zooms out. First it's just a couple of meter above his head (which I call level 0), then it goes to level 1, which shows the tennis courts clearly. It then goes to level 2, which shows more of the area, and vaguely shows the tennis courts. It switches one last time to level 3, but that level wasn't useful because it didn't show the tennis courts properly. My method was to measure the length in pixels of the tennis court in level 1 and compare it to reallife (also did the width and the area). I used this length per pixel to estimate a bigger distance on level 1, because this is easier to spot on the level 2 screen. By setting the same distance on level 2 and scaling the blueprint map to fit the level 2 screen, I made an estimate of a couple of distances on the blueprint map. The most important one is ofcourse the size of the dotted squares. The numbers and pictures are:
By using a (8:1) pixel:meter scale, the tennis court was approximately 23.78 m long. The width and area was also a match. I've used this value to calculate the blue line, which is approximately 130.5 meter.
Then I scaled level 2 to the blueprint map, as seen in the next picture. It doesn't fit perfectly, because it's not a 100% topdown view, but it's decent enough for an estimate. By using the estimate of 130.5 meter, I have a scale for the blueprint map. Using this scale, each dotted square is approximately 1350 x 1350 meter (0.839 x 0.839 mi), although I have noticed some deviation in the squares, as noted by other members. So yeah, again, by using a different object, the square size is about 1.35 x 1.35 km.
EDIT2: This makes the golfcourse 0.108 km^2. That about 10 hectare (1 hectare = 100 x 100 m). Los Santos is about 9.4 km^2, which is about the size of 5 dotted squares on the blueprint map.
EDIT3: Fido's map of the entire island is about 69 km^2 (26.5 square mi)