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Gifbrah

Mapping Los Santos! Building/landmark analysis

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yeahyeah

The 101 freeway where it crosses under Broadway, Spring St, and Main St can be clearly found in the trailer. smile.gif

 

user posted image

 

The gradients in color give this one way.

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Gifbrah

 

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:

[MG]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6037/6328829350_fcee751f89.jpg[/img]

 

Also, do you think the building above Bubba Gump (orange one) may be this one:

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5299/01pacificplazaapartment.png

 

@ najtrows

A couple maps have already been made. Check the previous pages wink.gif

It's hard to say. In real life, the blue rooftops are not very lengthy where as in the game, they appear to extend all across the roof. If there is on thing I learned in thie trailer however, it's that Rockstar is altering some of the dimensions of buildings or location of things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifbrah you aware?

 

Not sure what you're talking about, man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

user posted image

 

 

 

 

Please respond.

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mute!

 

The 101 freeway where it crosses under Broadway, Spring St, and Main St can be clearly found in the trailer. smile.gif

 

user posted image

 

The gradients in color give this one way.

Could this possibly be where the homeless guy is standing?

 

 

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Fido_le_muet

Yes. I believe he is standing below the overpass that is the further away from our point of view.

Where there seems to be a construction crane, to the left of the roof of City Hall.

I hope I'm clear^^

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oxyg3n

 

 

Gifbrah you aware?

Not sure what you're talking about, man.

user posted image

Please respond.

 

 

 

rofl i noticed you were banned(if you are the gifbrah i think you are) which explains the extra time youve got on your hands to bring us this great thread tounge.gif ill rep you when you're unbanned, dont forget to rep me(curltonbench) back you cheeky kunt.

 

 

inb4 gtaforum members wtf at misc lingo

inb4 you are another gifbrah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

please...stay safe.

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TruXter
It'd be cool if we could get all these findings databased

Probably not quite what you had in mind, but I've been going through and adding pictures, like the ones Gifbrah and Fido have been making, to the Map.

user posted image

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=...086abc5a53cccee

Still haven't done the central tower cluster though

oh awesome

 

Back in FebruaryI wrote this thing about

doing that to facebook places. I started doing it like crazy. but some jack wad kept going back and deleting them.

I called it GTA Facebook Places or something like that.

 

and now they dropped the places ap.

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adrian949

I believe I found something interesting. If you look at the scene where the old guy, the one that looks like old tommy vercetti,who is looking down on downtown; you can see mountains over his right shoulder, which are in a southern direction. I find this interesting because you can tell from the whole trailer that all of the north and east of Los santos is hugged by mountains/hills. Also, those mountains seem to pretty far in comparison to compactness of the Los Santos we have seen so far that they have down sized from real Los Angeles. If you look at a map to see what's south of Los Angeles there is Orange County, San Diego, and Mexico. Will one of these be in the game? I'm really curious to see what's in that area where those mountains are.

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DS 17

I thought the same that LS should be really big, but the last scene stopped that. If you see the plane flying over LS you will recognize that the city doesn't seem very big. I hope I m wrong and I hope there will be the Mexican border for drugs and smuggeling. For the "big deal".

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mute!

well of course its going to be down sized. R* is treating this like their re-imagined NewYorkCity as seen in GTA4. Street to street, corner to corner, and building to building will not be 100% accurate with real world Southern California.

 

But just base on what we've seen so far, Los Santos does look dense enough that if we were to play, it would feel larger than what we seen in GTA4's Liberty City.

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Flyer922
I thought the same that LS should be really big, but the last scene stopped that. If you see the plane flying over LS you will recognize that the city doesn't seem very big. I hope I m wrong and I hope there will be the Mexican border for drugs and smuggeling. For the "big deal".

well.. maby its more long then wide..? also we coulnd see south in the trailer.. never good anyway. if u look on google maps u can see LA stretches out really far south till santa ana!. also we know that there are alot of mountains in the northern part of los santos.. but maby behind the oil thing (looking south) there is a big part of the neighborhoods of la. ( typical square blocks ) but we coulnd not check it in the trailer as of yet wink.gif.

 

 

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BVJ
I believe I found something interesting. If you look at the scene where the old guy, the one that looks like old tommy vercetti,who is looking down on downtown; you can see mountains over his right shoulder, which are in a southern direction. I find this interesting because you can tell from the whole trailer that all of the north and east of Los santos is hugged by mountains/hills. Also, those mountains seem to pretty far in comparison to compactness of the Los Santos we have seen so far that they have down sized from real Los Angeles. If you look at a map to see what's south of Los Angeles there is Orange County, San Diego, and Mexico. Will one of these be in the game? I'm really curious to see what's in that area where those mountains are.

Nah, in that shot he's looking towards downtown from a south-westerly direction, meaning those mountains over his shoulder are kinda east/north-east of the city.

 

From what we've seen LS is definitely a compact version of LA like LC was a compact version of NY. When you see the distant shot of the city with the oil derrick, you can see Griffith observatory on the hills in the background north of downtown, then when you sea the Santa Monica pier shot, you can see it again on the mountains in the distance. This means the Santa Monica area is only just lost in the western haze in the background of the shot of the plane flying towards downtown. LS is big, bigger than LC definitely, but not the endless sprawl LA is. I think most of the map will be SA countryside.

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GTAknowledge

 

 

Gifbrah you aware?

Not sure what you're talking about, man.

user posted image

Please respond.

 

 

 

rofl i noticed you were banned(if you are the gifbrah i think you are) which explains the extra time youve got on your hands to bring us this great thread tounge.gif ill rep you when you're unbanned, dont forget to rep me(curltonbench) back you cheeky kunt.

 

 

inb4 gtaforum members wtf at misc lingo

inb4 you are another gifbrah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

please...stay safe.

lets stay on topic guys...Please

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vegetarian Piranha
I remember the mapping efforts for GTA IV on these forums after its first teaser trailer and folks extrapolated some pretty accurate maps just from that short trailer. It was loads of fun

do you think you would be able to dig some of these up for us?

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adamcs
I remember the mapping efforts for GTA IV on these forums after its first teaser trailer and folks extrapolated some pretty accurate maps just from that short trailer. It was loads of fun

do you think you would be able to dig some of these up for us?

Here it is: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=271800

 

Tibatonk did an incredible job in that thread. He identified pretty much every building from the first trailer and made some cool maps. It's a pity none of the images load anymore...

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Vegetarian Piranha

thanks mate

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idlewood

Hello guys!

I've created a shared Google Spreadsheet where we can add info about the location of GTA V. Since I don't live in U.S. I'm not familiar with the correct terminology when categorizing things. So feel free to add/remove/change/rearrange anything in the document as much as you like. I assume you don't have to have a Google account to be able to edit the info, since you don't have to log in.

 

The spreadsheet is divided into several tabs/sheets as you can see at the bottom of the document. A single piece of information is split up into two columns where the left one is the GTA V name and the right one is the real life counterpart.

 

Here's the link to the spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key...Z09MVTJZbjdJWHc

 

Hope you like it!

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jbte

Did anyone noticed some similarities with Midnight Club: LA, they might be using the same map with some modifications and more stuff...

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kmlwin.1996

user posted image

 

This.

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Fido_le_muet
user posted image

 

This.

This what ? It's Downtown LA alright but what's the point ?

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kmlwin.1996

The mountain. smile.gif

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blow-job
I remember the mapping efforts for GTA IV on these forums after its first teaser trailer and folks extrapolated some pretty accurate maps just from that short trailer. It was loads of fun

do you think you would be able to dig some of these up for us?

Wish I could, but I've had a new PC since and wasn't able to salvage my HDD where I'd saved a few. I'm certain someone on here will have them somewhere though.

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Kraljik

I just can't get arround why, why does everyone want

a huge map?

 

I mean GTA IV IMO was a perfect map. Reason why?

It was extremely interesting. You had very different

parts of town with lot of interesting features.

 

Imo if the made it GTA IV size plus 1/2 of GTA IV that

would be just right. And that half that they make

explorable mountains. So than you would have everything.

 

Mountains, big city and sea side. Nothing more that

I need or want...

 

Hope someone at least shares the same or at least

similliar opinion.

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KWesterbaek

^

I agree. I don't need a huge map. If it's the size of Liberty City in IV i'll be satisfied. If it's bigger, fine. But as long as it's interesting and there are lots of different things and places to explore I'm happy

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GourangaMaster

user posted image

 

 

 

Just a guesstimate i quickly put together after noticing the observatory. Disregard the overall shape of the land mass, its mainly for positioning.

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Vercettian

Anyone got a link to the current best attempt at mapping? May give it a shot myself later if I have time...

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Raynos

Hey OP, awesome thread etc, just wonder if theres a way to compound all the info into the Original Post? that way its easier to check for update and all the info is on the first page?

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najtrows
Hey OP, awesome thread etc, just wonder if theres a way to compound all the info into the Original Post? that way its easier to check for update and all the info is on the first page?

+1

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TreyCrll
Hey OP, awesome thread etc, just wonder if theres a way to compound all the info into the Original Post? that way its easier to check for update and all the info is on the first page?

+1

+2 would be easier to check up on

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