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#23881

Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

Cant quite make it out (much like a lot of the map unfortunately) but north of what seems to be the NOOSE site on the East of the map..is that a MILITARY something Research site?

Granted the fort is likely the main if not only military site....but am i the only one who potentially sees 'military' and 'research' over there?

You mean that National Office of Security Enforcement?


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

seriously... I was expecting more...


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

 

Cant quite make it out (much like a lot of the map unfortunately) but north of what seems to be the NOOSE site on the East of the map..is that a MILITARY something Research site?

Granted the fort is likely the main if not only military site....but am i the only one who potentially sees 'military' and 'research' over there?

You mean that National Office of Security Enforcement?

 

In the San Chanaki Mountain Range..quite a bit north on the Eastern coastline...

Seems to go heading north...NOOSE then the Power Station...then what seems to be the Quarry...then the one i'm considering is North of that..

Not sure what it says/what it is...


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

seriously... I was expecting more...

 

Hmm, wonder if that's why R* been keeping it so under-raps. It isn't as big as what they made it out to be? Allow the hype train to run itself and get the dollars in the end?


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

The purple icons with the dollar sign are definitely either businesses you can purchase/invest in and safehouses and stores you can hold up (liquor stores, convenience stores) are on other maps in the strategy guide.

 

Or this is the activities map that includes tennis, golf, movies, strip clubs, parachuting, races etc and the purple icons are businesses you can hold up (most likely considering the leaked achievement for doing so) and the safehouses will still be on another map 

Yeah, what do you mean? To the east of LS is the National Office Of Security Enforcement, which (by using its weird shape on the blueprint map) was most likely identified as the Los Santos Government Facility briefly seen in the Online trailer. To the north of that lays 'Palmer(?)-Taylor Power Station', which is visible in the gameplay trailer (when diving from the zodiac). to the north of that lays a quarry, and further north is something completely unknown to me.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Is Palmer Taylor power station named after Presidents in 24? :p
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

 

 

Calculated the (2D) size of the landmass area:

 

 

 

Based on your 1km=255pixels ratio I overlapped the GTA SA map for better comparison. 

 

 

 

 

 

this is not accurate. Los Santos in GTA V is much bigger than Los Santos in San Andreas. I suggest looking at the view of Los Santos from the vinewood sign from San Andreas, and in screenshots in GTA V. GTA V is much bigger.

 

 

This is based on the assumption that In-game distance of SA = GTA 5's In-game distance. 

As far as they are equal the comparison is correct if not GTA 5 will feel lot bigger than this.  


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM Edited by StellarFish20, 10 September 2013 - 02:06 PM.

So what was Rockstar hiding?

They kept saying that they are not showing us the map because they want too keep it a surprise - only surprise i see is a big military base

 

 

This confuses me too.

 

They also said the map that comes with the game is double sided, so unless it's a zoomed in view of Los Santos i just don't know anymore.

 

HOWEVER... What a fantastic job Fido and co did.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

In the San Chanaki Mountain Range..quite a bit north on the Eastern coastline...

Seems to go heading north...NOOSE then the Power Station...then what seems to be the Quarry...then the one i'm considering is North of that..

Not sure what it says/what it is...

 

".......... Lab and Research"


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

seriously... I was expecting more...

That's no-ones fault but your own.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

 

In the San Chanaki Mountain Range..quite a bit north on the Eastern coastline...

Seems to go heading north...NOOSE then the Power Station...then what seems to be the Quarry...then the one i'm considering is North of that..

Not sure what it says/what it is...

 

".......... Lab and Research"

 

Yep thats what I reckon... the word precursing that in Caps i thought was MiLITARY but could be way off


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

First, thank you mappers!  You guys pretty much nailed it compared to the official map! Second, this is the MOST DIVERSE GTA MAP that I've ever seen! I just can't wait! The scale is overwhelming.  :blink:

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Is Palmer Taylor power station named after Presidents in 24? :p

http://en.wikipedia...._Station_(band)

 

Bandmembers  Robert PalmerJohn Taylor (bass) and Andy Taylor (guitar). Haha I don't know, maybe they're fans.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:12 PM

That must be it, nice find Argon!

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

Does the mobile site not have an edit or quote options? :(
Wayne I think it's _ Labs _Research. Not sure about the other half.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

9dtr.jpg

 

Radius should be 3.785 for it to equal 45 km^2 (pi*r^2)


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

Just a thought, not saying the map is real or fake (i am assuming its real) but there are definitely some inconsistancies with what we already know to be true. For example, the map creators found a police station on vespucci beach in one of the videos, but its not marked on the map. Also rockstar has always labeled fire stations and hospitals, which seem to be missing from this map. Obviously this could be one of many maps in the guide, but the fact that a police station that we KNOW is on vespucci beach is not labeled on the map makes me scratch my head a little.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

 

seriously... I was expecting more...

 

Hmm, wonder if that's why R* been keeping it so under-raps. It isn't as big as what they made it out to be? Allow the hype train to run itself and get the dollars in the end?

 

Who knows... about the size... well, I was expecting at least one more minor island AND more streets/more tiny towns... But in the end... it's the same map that us was seeing being mapped by our friends here... 

And... well I really was expecting a map with too many freeways like Ibiza or oahu (hawaii) map from Test Drive Unlimited 2...

 

http://www.tdumods.c...08-23_00001.jpg

 

http://wyle.mine.nu/...r-A-loc-b-l.png

 

http://i231.photobuc...612_tdu-map.jpg

 

Well... it's hard to find a detailed road map from TDU2 because his size... but look some videos to see...

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:21 PM

Is Palmer Taylor power station named after Presidents in 24? :p

 

Totally my thought :D


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

seriously... I was expecting more...

 
Hmm, wonder if that's why R* been keeping it so under-raps. It isn't as big as what they made it out to be? Allow the hype train to run itself and get the dollars in the end?

I just have to laugh at crap like this.

It has been stated by Rockstar the game is their biggest yet, the LAND AREA ALONE IS 39% BIGGER THAN SAN ANDREAS - FACT!

ITS 3.5 x the size of RDR. It has been confirmed by mathematics by many members on here, in a variety of ways. The "With room to spare" comment is accurate, people must have thought with 'room to spare' meant another San Andreas sized portion of map. You people need to get a grip and enjoy what we're getting, otherwise go play Just Cause or Saints Row.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

 

Is Palmer Taylor power station named after Presidents in 24? :p

http://en.wikipedia...._Station_(band)

 

Bandmembers  Robert PalmerJohn Taylor (bass) and Andy Taylor (guitar). Haha I don't know, maybe they're fans.

 

Yet another pop-culture reference to Power Station!  :lol:

 

http://vimeo.com/18037281


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

By the way.... will we have trains that we can walk inside like happened in RDR? Because just sit and change cameras like IV is not too cool...
 
Imagine... walk inside... kill some folks... go to the roof... and surf on the train!
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

 

 

seriously... I was expecting more...

 
Hmm, wonder if that's why R* been keeping it so under-raps. It isn't as big as what they made it out to be? Allow the hype train to run itself and get the dollars in the end?

I just have to laugh at crap like this.

It has been stated by Rockstar the game is their biggest yet, the LAND AREA ALONE IS 39% BIGGER THAN SAN ANDREAS - FACT!

ITS 3.5 x the size of RDR. It has been confirmed by mathematics by many members on here, in a variety of ways. The "With room to spare" comment is accurate, people must have thought with 'room to spare' meant another San Andreas sized portion of map. You people need to get a grip and enjoy what we're getting, otherwise go play Just Cause or Saints Row.
 
Saints Row don't have a huge map... it's minor than IV...
 
JC2 yes, have a huge map.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

 

By the way.... will we have trains that we can walk inside like happened in RDR? Because just sit and change cameras like IV is not too cool...
 
Imagine... walk inside... kill some folks... go to the roof... and surf on the train!

 

 

Pretty sure that we could do it. I mean they will be driveable after all.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

Excellent job mappers! The map was spot on (of course people who followed this thread didnt doubt that).

 

 

At least Kinbred, Kindled..sorry, might disappear forever after the map reveal.. One can only hope.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Really impressed with the mapper throughout...and i remain staggered how anyone is miffed or disappointed by what we've found out from the guide book map!



I know i'm not alone here guys n gals... in being extremely hyped now. The excitement mostly stems from the sheer variety:

 

A huge sprawling city full of the extremes of wealth, culture and violence
An international sized airport

A huge Port 

A giant lake

Reservoirs

Rivers

Mountain ranges and peaks

Off road areas

Desert

Wine country

Beaches

Cliffsides

Other serious towns

A prison

A stadium

A Military Fort/Base

A quarry

Race tracks

Golf Course

Tennis Courts

Power station

Wind Farm

Oil Fields

Satellite Fields
A NSA style NOOSE centre

And what seems to be a smaller Military Lab and Research Centre...

..all of which we can  wreak havoc with three characters on foot, cars, bikes, boats, planes and helicopters with a crazy arsenry.... (tip of the iceberg too)

Did i secretly want there to be casino on the map? Yes...Could there still be one anyway? Yes

Either way...i'm Just blown away!

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:34 PM Edited by strakan7, 10 September 2013 - 02:39 PM.

I dont want to C&P a train of quotes so ill just say I think it says '...Lake and Resevoir' even though it looks more like research even to me...i say this because it seems to be a building built on water...am I the only one who thinks so? If so ill shut-up

 

Edited to correct one'self: I stand mistaken, It looks more like concrete after further investigation, probably Military Lab and Research (although you'd think Military Research Lab would be more grammatically correct?)


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

is that ELYSIAN FIELDS freeway above the port of LS
Nice little nod to LAN  :inlove:


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

 

 

By the way.... will we have trains that we can walk inside like happened in RDR? Because just sit and change cameras like IV is not too cool...
 
Imagine... walk inside... kill some folks... go to the roof... and surf on the train!

 

 

Pretty sure that we could do it. I mean they will be driveable after all.

 

DRI VE ABLE?! the chaos has been installed...


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#23910

Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

I don't understand why Rockstar has copied Fido's map. It's simply unbelievable!

Please, Rockstar, stop reading this topic! Use your own imagination!

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