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Gifbrah

Mapping Los Santos! Building/landmark analysis

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AllenKS

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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TonyResta

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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The Leprechaun

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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lxr

 

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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LTA1992

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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DarkMythHunter

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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Shaws

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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AllenKS

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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nickstemoeilijk

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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JustynBurger

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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Mrthingus

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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rere1love

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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RoezCity

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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lxr

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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DarkMythHunter

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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Boss7dm

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

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TinCan

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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AllenKS

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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Red XIII

 

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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dmadzV7

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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AllenKS

 

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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Von_Von

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

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s44rgg

gtav.jpg

 

How long to climb up that? :p

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lxr

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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gwaha

 

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/Saint_Mark%27s_Bistro

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LTA1992

gtav.jpg

 

How long to climb up that? :p

I'll try after I be lazy and take the cable car. Which, btw, is the black line on the map that goes from Paleto Forest to the icons on top of Mt. Chiliad.

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boswellboxer

Good work to the mapping people figuring the map out have your self a cookie :cookie:

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jmb180

I want to add my thanks to the mappers too. As someone who has read each and every post on this thread, I have been so impressed with the skill, dedication and verve that the mappers have put into this effort.*

 

Well done. And thanks for helping me pass this long wait for GTA V.

 

*NB. This vote of appreciation doesn't extend to the idiots and trolls who occasionally hijacked the thread with their bogus, unsubstantiated claims and/or conspiracy theories. We all know who they are.

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DarkMythHunter

iUSTRJC.jpg

 

Pretty epic. CARS...

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