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Gifbrah

Mapping Los Santos! Building/landmark analysis

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meson1
However, it seems that we can't post more than 15 pics per page.

Is that a deliberate limitation of the board software.

 

Or can you limit the impact by using thumbs and links?

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Fido_le_muet
However, it seems that we can't post more than 15 pics per page.

Is that a deliberate limitation of the board software.

 

Or can you limit the impact by using thumbs and links?

I believe it's a limitation of the board software. The mods must have put that limit to avoid flooding and endless loading times.

Maybe they can increase that limit, I haven't asked yet.

If someone wanna ask... It's midnight here in France so sleep time wink.gif

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fgcarva1

OP is looking fantastic!

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aragond

THIS TOPIC IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

YOU GUISE ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

 

The amount of information you guys can PULL from a single, little 85-second trailer must make R*'s apricots jingle!

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

 

user posted image

Idk but that tower is such an eyesore!

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Inactive
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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I think it's under-construction. Mile-High-Club building?

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Jeeebuuus
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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I couldn't find anything comparable for it either. It must have some significance to the games story.

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skillz7855
What about this building? It's almost higher than US Bank Tower and I haven't found any real life equivalent for it:

 

user posted image

probably a building in the game you can built since Los Angles it self seem to be making a lot buildings.

 

or

 

Just a building they didn't finish before they put out the trailer.

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FelipeVinhao
Just a building they didn't finish before they put out the trailer.

THIS would be something interesting actually...

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JOSEPH X
However, it seems that we can't post more than 15 pics per page.

Is that a deliberate limitation of the board software.

 

Or can you limit the impact by using thumbs and links?

I believe it's a limitation of the board software. The mods must have put that limit to avoid flooding and endless loading times.

Maybe they can increase that limit, I haven't asked yet.

If someone wanna ask... It's midnight here in France so sleep time wink.gif

It is, but you can join them together to make one larger image. Nice work so far btw,

I was going to start a map creation thread, but now that this one is being updated I'll put

all my findings here - I love this sort of thing

 

It's difficult to map Los Santos from the images we have. Our bes bet is by using 'triangulation'

- that is, we make point of view references from the camera positions as they look in the

direction of downtown. We should then be able to create a top-down plan of the downtown area

and the camera positons by layering them over each other.

 

Rockstar have been very faithfull in their recreation of buildings so far, so it's highly likely

that the desert liquor store is modelled on a real one somewhere. I think I've searched the

whole of I-15 up to the Nevada border. The location of the liquor store will give us an idea

of how ambitious rockstar are being with GTA V

 

This thread will take off when we get some gameplay videos. I remember the work we did

before RDR came out started by me here after we first saw the gameplay introduction vid:

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...st&p=1059696567

which carried on when RDR.net was founded in this thread

http://www.reddead.net/forums/thread-109.html

It's a shame Dabaanz has removed his imgs they were brilliant.

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jakesterizer
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

For the 15 pics per page why don't you just edit multiple images into one? hope this helps biggrin.gif

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yeahyeah

user posted image

 

This is as clear as I can make the image.

Edited by yeahyeah

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Vegetarian Piranha

the first post looks amazing.... just saying

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Barcasam7

I have found where the golf course is in the game! The mapping in your mappings is not entirely accurate. I found it in west Hollywood near Hollywood Blvd. The picture below shows the golf course looking forward to Skyline and the US Bank tower is exactly the same angle as in the trailer. It's called the Wilshire country club - https://www.wilshirecc.org/ that's the website and it has the exact same building as in the trailer. It's in quite wealthy part of LA as well.

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Vegetarian Piranha

nice find mate

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Onethefool

 

Updated google maps with the different windfarm and some of the buildings from Gifbrah, but will wait for a Fido just to make sure of the other Popeye's and whatnot.

 

Also interesting about BoolCaX's picture is that in the real picture you're looking southeast and in the trailer you're looking west towards the sunset, so it seems that R* have moved the highway below, and east, the cluster of towers.

 

Anyone recognize a similar symbol for a jewelry store, most likely on Rodeo Drive?

user posted image

For me, it looks pretty much like the tiffanys store on the rodeo drive

They got something in common

 

user posted image

 

Maybe i am wrong smile.gif

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limbfilter

So I've been throwing in some of the buildings in sketchup....I've never used the program before so be fair....

user posted image

I don't think they are exactly where they should be...I'm mainly trying to solve the changing skyline problem previously mentioned.

I've got a download for the su file...it's 14mb so I couldn't up it via google...

Feel free to look at it, suggest, improve upon...If anyone can figure out how to change the size of the buildings that would help a lot...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N9QVLD7Z

 

I think we could probably layout a better map this way....

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Barcasam7

I don't know about anyone, but I've just realised that on this screen that they are actually running on Santa Monica (Pleasure Pier) and that's why you are facing the Griffiths park. Don't know if anyone else had realised that it just made sense to me.

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Vegetarian Piranha

look at first page...

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Barcasam7

 

look at first page...

Oh sorry man! I'm so slow at times! It seems like they only showed us predominantly the west side of Los Angeles in that trailer more than anything.

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BoolCaX

I am sure with this map

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Edited by BoolCaX

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Fido_le_muet

^^^ Yep, I agree 100% with this. That's the layout I got on my map as well. I should post it here in a few hours.

 

Concerning the 15 pics limit, it's a small issue right now since there's only one pic I couldn't include. But we will have to find a solution when new info is released.

I could merge several pics into a single one but I liked the fact that I can make them clikable so people can see them in full size.

Anyway, we'll get to that later but I may be forced to post some big pics in the OP in the future...

We'll see then.

 

One last thing, about the Golf Club, it's actually the Los Angeles Country Club that served as model for the one ingame. Take a look at the building behind the golfer and you'll see that it's the same one as the main building at the LA Country Club. wink.gif

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mute!

 

look at first page...

Oh sorry man! I'm so slow at times! It seems like they only showed us predominantly the west side of Los Angeles in that trailer more than anything.

you dont need to apologize to a*sholes. Theres many "smart asses" online, just ignore em.

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GTAlove

 

Updated google maps with the different windfarm and some of the buildings from Gifbrah, but will wait for a Fido just to make sure of the other Popeye's and whatnot.

 

Also interesting about BoolCaX's picture is that in the real picture you're looking southeast and in the trailer you're looking west towards the sunset, so it seems that R* have moved the highway below, and east, the cluster of towers.

 

Anyone recognize a similar symbol for a jewelry store, most likely on Rodeo Drive?

 

For me, it looks pretty much like the tiffanys store on the rodeo drive

They got something in common

 

 

 

Maybe i am wrong smile.gif

Omg I love Tiffanys! Good find. smile.gif

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[enforcA]

Come on people, don't be that lazy all the time. Read the f*****g thread in full before posting. It's not tiffanys.

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BoolCaX

WHY noone care about this building ?

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Barcasam7
^^^ Yep, I agree 100% with this. That's the layout I got on my map as well. I should post it here in a few hours.

 

Concerning the 15 pics limit, it's a small issue right now since there's only one pic I couldn't include. But we will have to find a solution when new info is released.

I could merge several pics into a single one but I liked the fact that I can make them clikable so people can see them in full size.

Anyway, we'll get to that later but I may be forced to post some big pics in the OP in the future...

We'll see then.

 

One last thing, about the Golf Club, it's actually the Los Angeles Country Club that served as model for the one ingame. Take a look at the building behind the golfer and you'll see that it's the same one as the main building at the LA Country Club. wink.gif

Oh you're very true. I wasn't very focused on the building, I was more focused on the angle from the golf course. But you're actually correct, my apologies.

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gtamann123

Heres a concept map I drew up. I included an SA map as a size comparison.

 

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oxyg3n

 

WHY noone care about this building ?

*image*

because it looks like some random flat, just look at the windows, they are not models but images. so its nothing special

 

 

 

and damn nice job on the map. but you did make up a lot yourself, thats only cool

but do you really think whole san adnreas will fit in los santos only? LOOOL

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Zirvlok
Heres a concept map I drew up. I included an SA map as a size comparison.

 

user posted image

That's a fairly good map. Only problem is that GTA games always have their islands. Maybe you can put that into your map somehow?

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