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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:35 AM

Ever since that area was revealed back in August I've always thought of Yosemite. icon14.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:23 AM Edited by _Kindled_, 26 July 2013 - 02:44 AM.

QUOTE (The_Majestic @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 00:19)
I think I found a match for one of the parts of the map. I think this part is based off the Yosemite Valley in California.

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Thoughts?

Damn... the lack of forest trees. But I thought it was based off of the San Gabriel Mountain Ranges. Scratch that, The SG Mountain ranges also have a lot of forest trees. If I'm not mistaken, Yosemite Valley IS close to the SG Mountains right?

Yosemite Valley extends along with Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. I guess it would be near the SG Mountains.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:05 AM Edited by _Kindled_, 26 July 2013 - 03:18 AM.

Could somebody possibly identify the buildings in the background?
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What brand does that red glowing sign say in white.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:58 AM

I never realized just how insane this thread was, absolutely blown away

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:31 AM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Jul 25 2013, 19:11)
I think I've done all I can for now.

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Nice Work

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:48 AM

QUOTE (MrMusAddict @ Tuesday, Jul 23 2013, 21:35)
Gentlemen, I fear we will have to use... Math.

I have started what I would like to call, "The Haze Game" . The goal? Take two screen shots that each have two unique areas in each shot. Using one screenshot, measure the average color of one object. Using the other screenshot, measure the average color of the same object, but with the added haze effect. You then repeat this process for the second unique object in both screenshots.

Using all four color values (object 1's close-up and distance shot, and object 2's close-up and distance shot), generate an average "haze" value between the two objects, and use the amount of haze to compare distances of known objects on the map.

Here is my example:


~~SNIP~~

Here is my second Haze calculation. It uses the FIB building, and (the observatory?).

Here is the FIB building, with the observatory slightly out of frame. The white colored house on the hill was used to calculate the haze for the Observatory.

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Here is the Observatory, with the FIB building in the distance (with haze):

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Here are the average colors of the FIB building. Haze on the left, natural color on the right:

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Here are the average colors of the Observatory. Haze on the left, natural color on the right:

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And lastly, here is the average difference in colors:

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This haze is 94% brighter in reds, 35% brighter in greens, and 12% brighter in blues. This means this color is on average 47% lighter than the average color taken between the two bridges. This translates to the FIB building being 47% farther away from the observatory than the two bridges are from each other. Allow me to show you with one of the popular maps:

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In this map, length X is 389 pixels long. The length between the bridges? 346 pixels long. Unfortunately, this means that the distance between the two bridges in this map is 30% longer than what they should be. This also suggests that the width of the upper half of this map is 30% too long as well, which is why I included a corrected width.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:03 AM

These maps need to be updated with the correct location of Paleto. It is not on the northeast side of Alamo.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:19 AM Edited by dyz, 26 July 2013 - 07:24 AM.

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Jul 25 2013, 19:11)
I think I've done all I can for now.

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I swear you work for R* ahahahaha biggrin.gif Great job!! (it looks like the real map and probably is really close to it.
Edit: I don't know how you did it but wouldn't it take ages to draw all of the mountains?? It's got to be really close to the real map, REALLY CLOSE!!! ahhaahh R* should hire you to make there maps ahahah smile.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE (LAPD 85 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 07:03)
These maps need to be updated with the correct location of Paleto. It is not on the northeast side of Alamo.

Which maps are you saying are wrong?
The maps from Fido & Zombie Elvis both show Paleto on the NW side of Mt Alamo/Chiliad, which is correct.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:57 AM Edited by Ferocious Banger, 26 July 2013 - 08:04 AM.

http://joshknopp.com/gtav/map.html

Done by someone at igta5.

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I put together a Google Maps overlay to show the estimated scale of Los Santos/San Andreas to real-world LA. The link will take you to a view of the map on my website that you can zoom, pan, etc. If you take a look at satellite view, you can eyeball objects on the ground and see that the scale matches up pretty well.

This would probably be most interesting to someone that has a basic familiarity with LA (I do not). For the rest of us, it still demonstrates the scale of what we've seen so far. The bounding rectangle in the image is about 6.21 square miles. And of course, this is only part of the map - someone smarter than me can speculate on exactly what percentage it represents.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:08 AM

Good work @koeklin!

I found more things on your pictures so I refilled it.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

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This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently! panic.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Thursday, Jul 25 2013, 23:29)
@Fido thanks for all the work you've made since november 2011, specially for these new images and the last updates of your map.

Rodeo Drive

1. Van Cleef & Arpels

The GTAV store is a kind of miror of the real one.

google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/6FNik

2. Another store of Rodeo Drive, I don't know its name.

google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/myv9l

Sunset Strip :

1. @Fido, You've mentioned the Viper Room on your screenshot but not the two stores close to this nightclub

  • Turner's liquor deli
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Google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/0lte2

2. Angeleno (member of gtanf.com, a french forum) has found the BTR Sunset Strip :

Google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/JXi22

Well a big THANK YOU is also in order for you koeklin.
You're the one who found the most landmarks & buildings on this thread.
And all your findings were excellent and always right.

With those two new stores found in Rodeo, I'm almost certain every store in GTAV's Rodeo is modeled after a real one.
gotta catch 'em all ! tounge.gif

I received intel last night about the restaurant just below Chateau Marmont but you confirmed it this morning.
It really is amazing how R* managed to copy LA like this. I'm sure the city will feel like a real LA, even if it's way way smaller.

I updated my pics with your new findings wink.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:09 AM

Sorry for the double post guys but I found a new store in Rodeo :

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Has the LA Ink store been found on the map?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Found another one !

Bijan House @ Rodeo Drive :

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:10 AM

have we even seen the canyons that rockstar mentioned in the an interview in the november gi preview?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

I found this too. I don't know if some has already posted it.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

Please GTA make the area of gta 5 bigger i mean huge than just cause 2

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE (rohit9999 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:07)
Please GTA make the area of gta 5 bigger i mean huge than just cause 2

We can't do that. R* possibly can do that on next gen consoles, in GTA VI.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Swc20 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:11)
I found this too. I don't know if some has already posted it.

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It has been found a long time ago.
But thanks for contributing mate wink.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (rohit9999 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:07)
Please GTA make the area of gta 5 bigger i mean huge than just cause 2

Let's not. Quality over quantity.

There is no need for a map bigger than JC2 when that almost always means everything on that map will just be generic. I can't see Rockstar being interested in releasing a bigger map just for the sake of it being bigger while their attention to detail takes a nosedive.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Rodeo Drive

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (stavrosp @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 11:10)
have we even seen the canyons that rockstar mentioned in the an interview in the november gi preview?

No. mercie_blink.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently! panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

We're on a Rodeo Drive exploration koeklin and I tounge.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:46 PM Edited by _Kindled_, 26 July 2013 - 12:53 PM.

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:41)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Actually, he's got a point. The size actually matters on every street and lane.
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This isn't a good representation... but who cares?

EDIT:Better one.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:11)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Did I come off as a whiner with that post? Let me quote myself again,:

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This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (AnDReJ98 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 14:13)
QUOTE (rohit9999 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:07)
Please GTA make the area of gta 5 bigger i mean huge than just cause 2

We can't do that. R* possibly can do that on next gen consoles, in GTA VI.

Somehow i agree with you and on other way I don't agree with you. Take a look at the L.A Noire map. It's huge and it takes about 10-20 minutes to travel other side map. Maybe GTA V's Los Santos city map will have the same size as L.A Noire.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE (Swc20 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:52)
QUOTE (AnDReJ98 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 14:13)
QUOTE (rohit9999 @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:07)
Please GTA make the area of gta 5 bigger i mean huge than just cause 2

We can't do that. R* possibly can do that on next gen consoles, in GTA VI.

Somehow i agree with you and on other way I don't agree with you. Take a look at the L.A Noire map. It's huge and it takes about 10-20 minutes to travel other side map. Maybe GTA V's Los Santos city map will have the same size as L.A Noire.

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Hoooooooooly sh*t! But I remember from a leak way back (ex-rockstar-employee I think) who said that it takes a good 15 minutes from LS center to the countryside with a car (real time)

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