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GTAfan4life12
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:19 PM Edited by GTAfan4life12, 10 September 2013 - 05:25 PM.

Nice work, mappers, very impressive to get it pretty much perfectly. Where were you in the days of exploration, when you could have actually profited wildly off your talents?

Umm, I make my living making maps? I'm a Human Geographer. These are fictional maps using orientation techniques.They are type like you use at the zoo or amusement parks made with art programs and not made with mapping software like GIS programs (Geography information Systems)


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

Griffith Observatory = Galileo Observatory

Getty Center = Kurtz Center

Terminal Island = Elysian Island

Echo Park = Mirror Park

 

I sort of get the Mirror Park/Galileo Observatory but not the other.

We could make a list of real-life landmarks that appear in both SA and V and compare any fictional names that are the same or have changed since SA.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

Time to fake my death lol

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

Areas spotted

 

Los Santos International Airport
Port Of South Los Santos
La Puerta
East Los Santos
Vespucci
Del Perro
Downtown
Vinewood
East Vinewood
Rockford Hills
Morningwood (LOL)
Richman


Palomino Highlands
Pacif Bluffs
Vinewood Hills
Banham Canyon
Chumash
North Chumash    
Tataviam Mountains
Tongva Valley
Tongva Hills
Great Chaparral
Grand Señora Desert
Sandy Shores
Harmony
Mount Josiah
Fort Zancudo
Lago (River) Zancudo
Alamo Sea
Grapeseed
Mount Chiliad
Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness
Braddock Pass
Mount Goddo (?)
Paleto Forest

 

 

There are many others, but since the picture are not in high quality, I can't read them properly.

+ Paleto Cove & Cape Catfish.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

Jesus Christ.. I got to give it up to the mappers, I've been waiting for this map the whole time, and I've seen it about 200 times already thanks to the incredible work by the people in this thread.

 

You people are like wizards or some sh*t.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

Based on scale bar on leaked map. I used 2000 ft reference length and scaled the map.r9wtcn.png

 

This should be shown to all doubters who say the map is small.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:36 PM

Good to see that Fido, zombie, wayne, and others work was pretty accurate. It's really nice to see some of my guesses were right, like the San Chianski Mountain Range. Seriously can't wait the approx. 6 days til release.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:40 PM Edited by lxr, 10 September 2013 - 05:47 PM.

Nice work, mappers, very impressive to get it pretty much perfectly. Where were you in the days of exploration, when you could have actually profited wildly off your talents?

Umm, I make my living making maps? I'm a Human Geographer. These are fictional maps using orientation techniques.They are type like you use at the zoo or amusement parks made with art programs and not made with mapping software like GIS programs (Geography information Systems)


Well, if you're a professional geographer, take two days off and read the entirety of this thread. Mapping a fictional universe can be trickier than mapping reality -- especially if you can't enter the territory. And the techniques that people employed here (3D models, photogrammetry, etc.) were quite impressive.

I think the one tool we were lacking was a shared repository of all screenshots and video stills, arranged by location on a speculative map, whenever possible. Lately, the biggest challenge seemed to be to actually remember all the relevant images we had seen.


Jesus Christ.. I got to give it up to the mappers, I've been waiting for this map the whole time, and I've seen it about 200 times already thanks to the incredible work by the people in this thread.
 
You people are like wizards or some sh*t.


While I totally appreciate that people give credit here, I actually think that it was mostly just a fun thing to do, and not particularly hard. You wouldn't travel in cars, trains or planes (or read stuff on the Internet) if people weren't wizards, or at least somewhat persistent once they've set themselves a goal.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:40 PM Edited by LTA1992, 10 September 2013 - 05:42 PM.

You know what I just noticed? There's a Metro station INSIDE an LSX building. It may be a clue to the airport being accessible. And that's just one of two stations in LSX itself.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

Where's NORTH YANKTON THEN? Come one... nice work.. BUT where is it? I don't see any sign of it on the north side of the map and I can't see any snow. Weird.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

Am i the only one that still can't realize that they didn't add Catalina Island? Its very important in southern cali, Just doesn't make sense to me.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

You know what I just noticed? There's a Metro station INSIDE an LSX building. It may be a clue to the airport being accessible.

 

Know what I noticed? There's a building available for purchase there. I hope it's a massive hangar for storing vehicles, and not just buying the property for discount flights.

 

f*ck I NEED THIS GAME.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

You know what I just noticed? There's a Metro station INSIDE an LSX building. It may be a clue to the airport being accessible.

 

Also, if you look at the icons on the map it has a 2 different airplane-icons at the Los Santos airport. One just like the other 2 airstrips and 1 further north where the entrance might be located.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:47 PM

CybzA1r.gif

Pretty sure someone has already posted this somewhere. Don't know how accurate it is for scaling but I thought it looked cool.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:48 PM

Where's NORTH YANKTON THEN? Come one... nice work.. BUT where is it? I don't see any sign of it on the north side of the map and I can't see any snow. Weird.

It's mission-specific or a cutscene most likely.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

I love my GTAforums community we have a bunch of bad asses on here you guys hit the nail on the head im proud of you all job well done. :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:51 PM

CybzA1r.gif

Pretty sure someone has already posted this somewhere. Don't know how accurate it is for scaling but I thought it looked cool.

 

This is what I would think of, when imagining the map compared to the character. Awesome!


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:53 PM Edited by lxr, 10 September 2013 - 05:58 PM.

Am i the only one that still can't realize that they didn't add Catalina Island? Its very important in southern cali, Just doesn't make sense to me.


Here is my pet theory for why it didn't work out.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

Weird bro...

 

 

Where's NORTH YANKTON THEN? Come one... nice work.. BUT where is it? I don't see any sign of it on the north side of the map and I can't see any snow. Weird.

It's mission-specific or a cutscene most likely.

 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

if those are all the checkpoints i'll be disapointed, no casinos, nightclubs, no stripclubs n countryside


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

So who wants to see some reaaaaaaally inaccurate scaling? http://www.reddit.co...on_the_other_i/

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

This might have been posted already (since it's kind of obvious), but things are moving a bit fast today so I can barely keep up  :blink:.  It's the liquor store in sandy shores.
2eqaqo1.jpg
 

Lately, the biggest challenge seemed to be to actually remember all the relevant images we had seen.

Or where we saw the image. I've spent a lot of time searching through the various trailers, looking for a specific scene, in the past months.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:00 PM Edited by AllenKS, 10 September 2013 - 06:04 PM.

if those are all the checkpoints i'll be disapointed, no casinos, nightclubs, no stripclubs n countryside

 

We know there are Banks and 24-7 Grocery Stores, and those aren't listed.

 

I think in general they left businesses off the map. Only things that show up are tattoo places, clothing stores, LS customs and Ammunations.
 

Can anyone tell me what the PC markers and the Magnifying Glasses on the map are though? Also the orange car icons.. Taxi Cab depots? Since the other 2 orange blips are police stations and hospitals.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

 

Where's NORTH YANKTON THEN? Come one... nice work.. BUT where is it? I don't see any sign of it on the north side of the map and I can't see any snow. Weird.

It's mission-specific or a cutscene most likely.

 

Rockstar would not do that, they keep boasting about giving the player as much freedom as possible so I really doubt they would limit an area to just a mission.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

if those are all the checkpoints i'll be disapointed, no casinos, nightclubs, no stripclubs n countryside

 

 

 

What do u mean checkpoints this is a map not a race and even in a race they dont show you all the checkpoints mate. 

 

Are u talking bout a different kind of checkpoint


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

 

if those are all the checkpoints i'll be disapointed, no casinos, nightclubs, no stripclubs n countryside

 

 

 

What do u mean checkpoints this is a map not a race and even in a race they dont show you all the checkpoints mate. 

 

Are u talking bout a different kind of checkpoint

 

 

He means the blips on the map.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:08 PM

"North Yankton near South Yankton..." F word Troll

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

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How long to climb up that? :p


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

Maybe those who want to discuss North Yankton can move over to this thread? Should have been pinned, instead of this one...
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

 

Rockstar would not do that, they keep boasting about giving the player as much freedom as possible so I really doubt they would limit an area to just a mission.

 

GTA SA shows that Rockstar has done it before.

 

http://gta.wikia.com...t_Mark's_Bistro

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