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Gifbrah

Mapping Los Santos! Building/landmark analysis

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pilsvern

here my map :

 

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The Hitch

 

here my map :

 

user posted image

Good work, but if its so cal, i think, or rather hope that LS will take up more than 1/3 of the map. There has to be a Anaheim and then later San Diego to the South, and 1 or 2 cities in the countryside (obviously no more than 1/4 LS any of them).

Their not including SF but that doesn't mean the map won't be big.

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GTAlove
Oh and I don't think anyone has actually posted this yet:

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no sh*t...!?

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This is the HollyWood Sign in 1973. I've noticed that the sign in the trailer also seems to be rundown, so maybe this is a sign that the game takes place during the 70's (even though I'd doubt it given the modern looking cars).

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Vegetarian Piranha
This is the HollyWood Sign in 1973. I've noticed that the sign in the trailer also seems to be rundown, so maybe this is a sign that the game takes place during the 70's (even though I'd doubt it given the modern looking cars).

i think its been confirmed as modern day... and the trailer says it all.

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pilsvern
Their not including SF but that doesn't mean the map won't be big.

Yup, the map is, i think, 70-80% accurate (for the los santos part), the green part is the unknow side of the map.

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ZeeKid2k10

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I think Los Angeles,San Bernardino,Orange,Riverside,San Diego,Santa Barbara is in the game.

 

Mountain in the trailer we see probably was Angel National Forest. Also there will be other mountains in the game.

 

California State Route 2- Run from

 

Santa Monica

Los Angeles

Beverly Hills

West Hollywood

La Cañada Flintridge

Islip Saddle

Big Pines

San Bernardino County

 

I guessing there going be Interstate 5 Interstate 210 Interstate 405,Interstate 10 in the game.

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yeahyeah

 

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This is the HollyWood Sign in 1973. I've  noticed that the sign in the trailer also seems to be rundown, so maybe this is a sign that the game takes place during the 70's (even though I'd doubt it given the modern looking cars).

Nope, the Hollywood sign is actually like that. If you've ever seen the sign up close, you'd realize it has more of a corduroy texture instead of being smooth. There's also a bunch of graffiti up there, even if it's not noticeable from the streets.

 

I've adjusted the image and figured out possible roads based on the lights and palm trees.

Funny enough, there's a construction site right next to city hall.

 

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Edited by yeahyeah

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ThePersian
This is the HollyWood Sign in 1973. I've noticed that the sign in the trailer also seems to be rundown, so maybe this is a sign that the game takes place during the 70's (even though I'd doubt it given the modern looking cars).

So you're saying that an audi r8, among other 'current' cars, was made in the 70s? LOL

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Vegetarian Piranha

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skillz7855

@Vegetarian thats Santa Monica Beach Pier

 

 

 

What I want to know is whats that half finish building in downtown is that place like a building you design or is it just rockstar never finished that building before

they put out the trailer

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limbfilter

If you are refering to the mile high club, then we got that figured out earlier in this thread...

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Gifbrah

First post was updated. It will definitely have to be revised over time, but I feel it's a good start.

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[enforcA]

 

Thanks for your efforts, guys.  I'd have no problem making the thread but I'm posting via PS3 right now until I fix my laptop later this week. If you're eager to have the thread, then feel free to post it.  One other thing I noticed today-  on page 10, the screenshot with the character overlooking downtown, I think the building with the yellow box around it might be the Fairmont Maramar Hotel in Santa Monica,CA.  Anyone wanna look into this?

I just checked and it's not the Fairmont Miramar Hotel sad.gif However, I think I identified two other buildings in that area. Check the pic below:

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(above quote (from page 12) shortened)

 

I've gone through all the pages again starting with page 1.

 

But one thing i wanna say is that this building on the very left of the picture is indeed the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Don't know why it never got marked in this picture.

 

So just to make sure, it will be marked in a future post:

 

The picture Fido_le_muet posted in the quoted post and Gifbrah posted in the 1st post of the thread:

 

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Pictures that Gifbrah posted recently:

 

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Picture that i posted recently:

 

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These similarities really link to Fairmont Miramar Hotel. (The same overall structure, the same balcony structure, the same color pattern, just every little detail is there)

 

ps.: to Gifbrah: i know now what you meant, after reading your post (quote: "Fido, this is what I was talking about:") a second time and seeing the older post of Fido_le_muet. Now it makes sense.

 

So, to finally put together what we have:

 

This one ...

 

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is R*s version of the real life "Luxe City Center Hotel",

 

and this one (on the very left of the picture) ...

 

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is the "Fairmont Miramar Hotel".

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limbfilter
First post was updated. It will definitely have to be revised over time, but I feel it's a good start.

You forgot...or omitted...the mile high club...

ID'd first I think by darkjounin

based on La Live RitzCarlton/Marriott Hotel construction and possible influence by Wilshire grand tower.

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Finn 7 five 11
Not a landmark per se, but worth noting:

 

Koreatown

 

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the sign that reads "Little Seoul" is a reference to Koreatown.

Rockstar really do out-do themselves, that is an incredible attention to detail reference.

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pilsvern

Updated map:

 

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FlavouredMilk

Everyone's map is beginning to look SO similar!

 

This can only mean one thing.

 

YOU'RE ALL COPYING CHEATS!!!

 

No, it more likely means we're getting A HELL OF A LOT CLOSER to knowing it before it's release.

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pilsvern
Everyone's map is beginning to look SO similar!

 

This can only mean one thing.

 

YOU'RE ALL COPYING CHEATS!!!

 

No, it more likely means we're getting A HELL OF A LOT CLOSER to knowing it before it's release.

two last map was from me, that why they look similar tounge.gif

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FlavouredMilk
Everyone's map is beginning to look SO similar!

 

This can only mean one thing.

 

YOU'RE ALL COPYING CHEATS!!!

 

No, it more likely means we're getting A HELL OF A LOT CLOSER to knowing it before it's release.

two last map was from me, that why they look similar tounge.gif

Oh, I didn't see you uploaded a second one, I had the reply sitting up for ages before I typed it.

 

If you look back though, they all are looking closer to eachother.

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Cyper
^^^ Sorry bro, I didn't mean to disregard your post.  Now that I'm looking at it, you may be right.  I'm still gonna look around, but that's likely our building.

0:56 in the trailer.

 

Anyone that have a clue where that could be? Does it represent a real place or is it just something Rockstar have made up? It do looks like there's some kind of desert or something in the background.

I would suggest it's not whether it's real of not that is important. See my post in http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=490646&st=2940 where I suggest this is someway to the east/south east of Los Santos the other side of the mountains. Which I think has just doubled the size of the map....

If we know where each location is in real-life it becomes a lot easier to decide how big LS is. However, since GTA V is the largest and most ambitiousgame Rockstar has ever created, I expect this game to be damn big in terms of map seize, and in terms of freedom my guess is that it will even blow San Andreas away. Because this means that the game beats both Red Dead and San Andreas and all other GTA games. Considering the fact that the gave the game the name Grand Theft Auto:V, I suspect there's a damn good reason for that.

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Barcasam7

Great thread guys! I have a website that might be able to help you, it tells you all the buildings in Los Angeles mainly Skyscrapers or tall buildings which are most visible, hope this helps!

Link - http://www.emporis.com/city/losangeles-ca-usa

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Barcasam7
Great thread guys! I have a website that might be able to help you, it tells you all the buildings in Los Angeles mainly Skyscrapers or tall buildings which are most visible, hope this helps!

Link - http://www.emporis.com/city/losangeles-ca-usa

Oh also to mention when you click on the buildings name its shows pictures and the location on a map!

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Gege

What about this building? It's almost higher than US Bank Tower and I haven't found any real life equivalent for it:

 

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Vegetarian Piranha

slightly OT but skyrim is 16 square miles and that is freaking huge they say it will take about an hour to walk or run(cant remember) to get from end to end of the map, although a lot of it is mountains its still huge.. it took me over an hour to get to a certain point on a mountain (f*cking pain in the a**)

 

i wonder if 12 square miles would be big enough... what do you think?

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SanFierroMan

Do you think that Death Valley will be included into GTA V?

I think that it would actually be very cool if you could drive through the vast desert landscape.

Death Valley isn't too far away from LA.

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imagine speeding on that road.

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blow-job

This is all fantastic stuff, it really is. Sorry if I have nothing to contribute (yet!) The poster who simply traced roads over the final shot on the trailer is the simple yet genius method of thinking I love in these threads. I'm pretty certain we've only seen a small portion of LS in the first trailer and I'm hoping there's something to be seen beyond those hills (perhaps in the second trailer we'll see roads running through forests, by rivers and lakes and those cool little backwater towns like we saw in San Andreas.)

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milkmansun
Do you think that Death Valley will be included into GTA V?

I think that it would actually be very cool if you could drive through the vast desert landscape.

Death Valley isn't too far away from LA.

http://www.rei.com/graphics/adventures/tri...lley_map_lg.gif

http://free-wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/6/img-2780.jpg

imagine speeding on that road.

I would love to travel with a good music, and if at the end of the long road we meet another city would be the gr8 gift R* gives us...

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GuilTymAutoFive

 

here my map :

 

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Thanks a lot for your work, but somebody have any idea about the bridge's location ?, i think so, it perhaps implies the presence of a river estuary!

And in the screenshot where the amusement park is in background, we also can see the bay,but it doesn't seem to reveal any bridge.

 

 

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Fido_le_muet

Hello everybody.

 

First of all, I have updated the first post. Gifbrah was kind enough to trust me with his password. Thanks again mate, it makes things easier.

However, it seems that we can't post more than 15 pics per page. That's gonna be tough for us as time goes by and more pics will obviously be made. I'll try to see if a mod can allow for more pics.

 

I've made a few more identifications and did several more pics showing what we found so far.

However, I strongly believe that the trailer was made using several different Los Santos builds. I mean by that that some sequence may be from a 1.5 beta version while others are from beta 1.6 or 1.7. I think they made some changes between these supposed versions as sometimes, buildings or features seems to have been removed or put elsewhere. It's just my opinion though but it may make things difficult in order to figure out the map.

Kudos to you Enforca with your finding about the Fairmont Miramar. It's spot-on. Sorry that it took so long for me to figure out what you meant from the beginning.

 

It's also great to see all your maps. Lots of them share some common traits so it seems we're on the same path.

Anyway, I decided to improve mine to make things more precise. Now that I begin to see things for what they are (or at least trying), I restyled the Downtown, Santa Monica and Hollywood parts of my map.

 

I originally wanted to regroup all of our maps into a single post but since it's 15 pics max, I guess it won't happen. At least not in the first post. I'll try to post them all in one post and link to it in the first post.

 

One last thing, if someone has the skills to enhance some pictures of the trailer through Photoshop, it might be useful to discover some new things.

Now, I'm going back to my map wink.gif

Edited by Fido_le_muet

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kg356

I think there's gonna be huge area out south. The bridge at the docks is leading to it. Mountains and San Diego will be included. All map will be surounded by water.

Behind the north hollywood hills there will be probably water. Just like LV in SA was surounded by rock hills and there was water behind them. That's just my theory.

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