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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

I know it's probably known by now.......

 

But it's crazy to know that the mountain from trailer 1 is Mount Josiah.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:36 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 08 December 2013 - 05:14 AM.

I know it's probably known by now.......

 

But it's crazy to know that the mountain from trailer 1 is Mount Josiah.

Several weeks ago, some people on this thread re-created the hiker scene from trailer 1.

It's Mt. Chiliad, not Mt. Josiah, although it did take a while to pinpoint the exact spot.


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#25173

Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

Still can't access the map.

 

lxr, we desperately need you !


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#25174

Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:38 PM

Can't wait to see your finds Fido.  

 

I'm close to giving up on the country locations, for a while at least.  I've been through nearly every rural & desert town, plus most of the country & coastal towns in SoCal.  Haven't done a lot of the towns near San Diego, but I'll leave them for another time.  It's getting very hard to discover anything new, plus I think I'm getting bored out there.

 

I'll probably start looking for some city & suburban locations, mainly for a change of scenery.  

Can you guys let me know what area you'd like me to search (maybe Mirror Park or Vinewood).  There's no point searching in areas where someone else is already looking.

 

We haven't really looked into the Vespucci Canals, have we? I found one house but I'm willing to be there are more to be found.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

 

Can't wait to see your finds Fido.  

 

I'm close to giving up on the country locations, for a while at least.  I've been through nearly every rural & desert town, plus most of the country & coastal towns in SoCal.  Haven't done a lot of the towns near San Diego, but I'll leave them for another time.  It's getting very hard to discover anything new, plus I think I'm getting bored out there.

 

I'll probably start looking for some city & suburban locations, mainly for a change of scenery.  

Can you guys let me know what area you'd like me to search (maybe Mirror Park or Vinewood).  There's no point searching in areas where someone else is already looking.

 

We haven't really looked into the Vespucci Canals, have we? I found one house but I'm willing to be there are more to be found.

 

I had a half hearted look in the canals after I finished with the Chumash houses a while ago.  I didn't find any matches, & it's quite hard to get decent google street view images.  

Agreed, there will be some matches around the canals, but they could be harder than usual to find.

 

Have you managed to find Barry's apartment building yet?  I know you were hunting for it a while ago.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:44 AM

Real life.  European Auto Centre at 2511 Glendale Blvd, Silver Lake, CA.

In game 1.  Auto Exotic on Bridge St, Hawick.

In game 2.  Auto Repairs on West Mirror Dr, Mirror Park.

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:33 AM Edited by lxr, 09 December 2013 - 01:39 AM.

Whoops, sorry... the map should work again now ;) Can't wait for your new additions!

 

Regarding overall slowness, I'm going to take a look at it. When I started the thing, I didn't expect 600+ places, so maybe it's better not to always display all markers. I'll check it out.

 

Edit: Hiding unidentified landmarks, unless you're logged in, is also still on the agenda...


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:47 AM

Real life.  Car seat cover vendor & The Dairy Store sign on the Corner of Glendale Blvd & Montana St, Edendale, CA.

In game.  Car seat cover vendor & Dolly's Dairy sign on West Mirror Dr, Mirror Park.

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:53 AM

I had a half hearted look in the canals after I finished with the Chumash houses a while ago.  I didn't find any matches, & it's quite hard to get decent google street view images.  

 

 

Agreed, there will be some matches around the canals, but they could be harder than usual to find.

 

Have you managed to find Barry's apartment building yet?  I know you were hunting for it a while ago.

 

Unfortunately no. I don't think I searched thoroughly enough. I'll have to take another look. The house in question feels too distinctive to just be a random house. Don't quote me on that, however.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:55 AM

Real life.  Aqua Water & Hi-Ho Drive-in Market at 2021 Montana St, Edendale, CA.

In game.  Aqua Water & Chico's Hypermarket on West Mirror Dr, Mirror Park.

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:06 AM

Whoops, sorry... the map should work again now ;) Can't wait for your new additions!

 

Regarding overall slowness, I'm going to take a look at it. When I started the thing, I didn't expect 600+ places, so maybe it's better not to always display all markers. I'll check it out.

 

Edit: Hiding unidentified landmarks, unless you're logged in, is also still on the agenda...

Haha....no worries.  Fido will be busy now.

 

If the unidentified landmarks are hidden, will that help speed things up a bit?

If they are going to be stay visible, then we should probably use a new colour for them.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:18 AM

Cool! Thanks a lot lxr. I'll add my stuff tonight if I'm not too busy with Gran Turismo 6 :D

Great finds Wayny ! I can't believe they would copy such an obscure building like that car seat vendor !
Incredible amount of details.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:57 AM

Enjoy your racing.  I think/hope I'm getting Gran Turismo 6 for Christmas.  See you on track then.

 

This is not really a new find, as Druffmaul posted the drug store & tavern back on October the 4th, but didn't include the little barber shop next door.

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Real life.  El Figurin Barber Shop at 2860 Sunset Blvd,

In game.  New Do Barber Shop in Mirror Park. 

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:17 PM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 09 December 2013 - 01:00 PM.

Real life.  "A" Quality Furniture at 1012 Nth Alvarado St, Edendale.

In game.  Aladdin's Cave Furniture on Vinewood Park Dr, East Vinewood.

 

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#25185

Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

Real life.  United Independent Taxis at 900 Nth Alvarado St, Edendale.

In game.  Downtown Cab Co. on Tangerine St, East Vinewood.

 

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#25186

Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

Great finds !!!

Told you Mirror Park would be a productive area ;)


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

Cheers.  It's great to be searching in the LA area for a change.  Damn, you guys have had it easy.   :lol:

 

Hopefully I can find some of the houses around Mirror Park Lake.

There's nearly 70 houses around the lake, but only 11 real life houses to find.

Do you believe that one of them has been duplicated 9 times?

Two others have been duplicated about 6 or 7 times each.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:00 PM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 09 December 2013 - 10:02 PM.

Finally !!!

 

Took me more than 3 hours of work but it's finally done.

I'm sorry for asking again but the map is really lagging when I add or update a landmark.

It may be my computer but I have to wait about 3 seconds to fill each line in the landmark description.

It's like the website has to verify each information I enter before accepting it and moving on to the next line.

Anyone experience the same issue ?

It also crashed my firefox browser a few times but thankfully, every previous step I added was always saved.

 

Anyway, here's the big list of new additions !

 

Morningwood :

1138 Westwood Blvd

Westwood Medical Plaza Parking

UCLA Extension

Saint Pucchi Sposa

American Apparel

5901 Melrose Ave

 

South LS :

Stevely Arts Building

 

Little Seoul :

LAPD Olympic Station

 

Vinewood :

Dept of Water & Power Station 10

Dept of Water & Power Station 52

Foreman & Clark

 

Rockford Hills :

8899 Beverly Blvd

 

East LS :

Central City Studios

 

Del Perro :

Miss Sixty & Sunglass Hut

Pascal Mouawad

 

Sunset Blvd :

XIV Restaurant

The Terrace

8210 Sunset Blvd

 

Venice / Marina :

Venice Beach Pyramids

Building at Marina del Rey

 

Hawick / Melrose :

Melrose Liquor

8920 Melrose Ave

Fitzsu/Loyal Army/Kidrobot

Richard Shapiro

Blu Jam Cafe

Sportie LA

The Cove

Melrose Sports

Tasende Gallery

Los Santos Corner

The Foundry on Melrose

John Varvatos

Zane

7601 Melrose Ave

Pascal Mouawad

7269 Melrose Ave

Urth Caffe

Agent Provocateur

8302-8306 Melrose Ave

McConnell's

Gardel Restaurant

 

Downtown :

Pacific Electric Lofts

 

Blaine County :

Ventura Bridge

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:01 PM Edited by Mrthingus, 10 December 2013 - 01:25 PM.

I'm surprised no one found this already.

 

LAPD - Central Community Police Station (251 E 6th Street)

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Mission Row - Unknown (South of the Downtown LSPD Station)

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:30 PM

Do not spam the forums with your facebook advertisements unless you want to get banned.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

I've been looking for the building below, no luck so far. It doesn't seem to be in Westwood at all, but I'm probably not being thorough enough.

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:47 PM

Amazing stuff Fido.   :^:  :^:  :^:  :^:  :^:

I'm having trouble viewing some of them.  I think you've broken the map.   :lol:


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:05 AM

Really...
Hope I didn't do anything wrong and that's fixable if I did screw up...

@THingus : I've been looking as well but no luck. Like you said, doesn't seem to be in Westwood.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:32 AM

Impressive list of new finds!  :^:  :^:  :^:  :^:  :^:

 

And no, you didn't break anything ;) Some images wouldn't load, but I've fixed that.

 

Regarding slowness when editing, it's a bit better in Chrome than in Firefox, but it's definitely slow. I know why, I have an idea how to make it faster, but it's going to take a few days...


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:56 AM

Cool lxr.

I hope I didn't hurt your feelings by complaining about the slowness of the map.

I am very grateful for the work you've put into making this interactive map and I didn't want to sound like that guy.

 

Take all the time you need and I'll switch to Chrome to edit the map from now on.

 

@Thingus : very interesting building that LAPD look alike.

I've never seen that one in Los Santos. Great find !


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:30 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 10 December 2013 - 11:24 AM.

@ Mrthingus

How the hell did you find Bobs Market in Echo Park?

It's not surrounded by other shops, but is located in a housing area.  

Were you searching for houses through there previously or did you just get lucky with a quick Google search?   :lol:

 

@ lxr

I'm using a Mac, & Safari is hopeless for the interactive map, but works really well with Google Maps.

Chrome works well with the interactive map, but is useless with Google Maps.  Go figure.

We've added a lot of locations to the map lately so it's probably expected that the map would slow down a bit, but anything you can do to help would be really appreciated by us all.

 

@ Fido

I was only joking about you breaking the map.  I just had trouble loading some of the finds this morning.  Thought you might have overloaded it.   :lol:

The majority of your finds are close to the real life buildings, but some of them needed a 2nd or 3rd look before I could see the resemblance.  

For example, I would not have spotted these ones.  Good eye.

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Edit.  If you feel certain about the Suburban store, then it's the same design as the Suburban store in Chumash Plaza & maybe a couple more locations in the game.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

@ Mrthingus

How the hell did you find Bobs Market in Echo Park?

It's not surrounded by other shops, but is located in a housing area.  

Were you searching for houses through there previously or did you just get lucky with a quick Google search?   :lol:

 

I wanted to find something at Mirror Park, so I drove from Vinewood to the area where Bob's Market and the Motel is. Since I didn't know where to start I Googled something like "echo park landmarks" and eventually found this Wikipedia page. I saw the image for Bob's Market and instantly recognized it as the very building I was pretty much standing right in front of.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

@Wayny : To be fair, the first one (Marina bldg) was found on GTANF forums by another user.

The others are mine but I had to Google Street View along Melrose Ave a few times.
And agreed about the Suburban store. The one in Chumash is the same as the Hawock one. There's another one somewhere that also have that design.
Vinewood Sports seems to be a combination of all the Sportie LA stores.
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