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Offline Carl

USA North-East Map (now with smaller versions)
« on: May 19, 2012, 04:43:37 PM »
Here's a new heightmap of the USA's north-eastern states (including a little of Canada):



Download here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/USA-NE.rar
The archive contains two versions: huge (3500*4000) and large (2200*2500).

Also, here are four smaller maps based on those humongous offerings: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/USA-NE-Smaller-Maps.rar

If there's demand, I could make a version of this with real cities in their actual locations. Is anybody interested in this? If so, post below and let me know what pakset you'd most like to see -- since I'll only make it in one pakset.

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About the map:

The map runs from Toronto in the NW corner, across to Maine in the NE corner, and as far south as Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. It includes all of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Washington DC, almost all of New Hampshire, Vermont, Philadelphia, and Virginia, and some of West Virginia.

It's a map with lots of beautiful, varied and challenging terrain -- ranging from coastal areas to mountainous areas.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 05:18:22 PM by carlbaker »

Offline Lubak91

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 04:53:14 PM »
(Off topic): And will map of Middle Europe? Please please ;)
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Offline Carl

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 04:54:08 PM »
I'm always open to suggestions :) -- what do you mean by "middle europe", exactly?

Offline Lubak91

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 05:01:16 PM »
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland,... Or better Czech Republic and environs ;)
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Offline Carl

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 05:04:59 PM »
I'll see what I can do next time I get a chance! :)

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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 05:07:29 PM »
Nice map again! Will likely publish it tomorrow on the Simutrans maps website! I only would call the sizes large and huge  :D .
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 05:09:29 PM »
Carlbaker: Thanks.
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »
Nice map. I recall new york to buffalo being particularly difficult terrain from RRT3.

It would be nice to see land below sea level for this map, as the great lakes are around 80m above sea level
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 06:23:39 PM »
Indeed, that would be good -- sadly, the map sources I was using only have above-water elevations.

Combuijs -- thanks! Yes, I do have a taste for the large maps :) -- if one wanted a smaller map, it would be easy enough to crop the map file in Gimp to restrict it to a particular part of the map.

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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 06:25:06 PM »
It would be nice to see land below sea level for this map, as the great lakes are around 80m above sea level

I don't think that will be possible with just a height map. You might do it with a savegame if Kierongreen's water patch is in, but never with a heightmap.
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012, 06:40:09 PM »
The Maps have a bug!
The map cannot be divided by 8!
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012, 06:44:43 PM »
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It would be nice to see land below sea level for this map, as the great lakes are around 80m above sea level
A couple of points to note with this - as the height difference is only 80m this would probably work out as one or so tile so wouldn't be too noticeable. Also lakes cannot join the edge of the map, you'd have to create an artificial barrier to separate the two. So Lake Ontario would be ok, but Lake Erie would need a barrier (but as this would only be one tile high it wouldn't stick out too much).

Not to mention there's no way of editing heights of large bodies of water yet...

Offline Carl

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 08:22:01 PM »

The Maps have a bug!
The map cannot be divided by 8!


Could you explain what you mean?


I don't think that will be possible with just a height map. You might do it with a savegame if Kierongreen's water patch is in, but never with a heightmap.


Since all the water on this map is technically sea, it could be defined at different levels on the heightmap (by darker shades of grey) -- but it would have to all be done manually.

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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 10:43:49 AM »
On the Simutrans Maps website now, also on the blog.
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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 10:46:57 AM »
Thanks Combuijs. I had no idea it was the largest map around! I think I must have lost my perspective on what counts as a reasonable size for a map. Next time I'll make a more reasonable range of sizes! :)

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Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 07:26:33 AM »
Thanks Combuijs. I had no idea it was the largest map around! I think I must have lost my perspective on what counts as a reasonable size for a map. Next time I'll make a more reasonable range of sizes! :)

No, no, the larger the better. The only trouble is when they get large enough that they run really slow; I made a 8000x5000 map once, would crash every other attempt to load it.

Offline Carl

Re: USA North-East Map
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 05:15:22 PM »
Here is a set of four smaller maps based on the two above, for those who don't like (or can't run) huge maps. I'll also add the link to the original post.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/USA-NE-Smaller-Maps.rar



New York City and Long Island, 840 x 398


Delmarva and the Appalachians, 1480 x 1230
A map which captures the full variety of terrain -- from coast to mountains -- whilst remaining a manageable size


New England Coast, 640 x 830
A more coastal experience.


Boston to Niagara, 2040 x 830
This map is covers the same area as the Railroad Tycoon 3 map that AEO mentioned above -- from

All four are in the archive above.


No, no, the larger the better. The only trouble is when they get large enough that they run really slow; I made a 8000x5000 map once, would crash every other attempt to load it.

I'll still make huge maps, I'll just make sure to create smaller sub-versions too. I'm definitely a fan of the humongous maps :)

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Re: USA North-East Map (now with smaller versions)
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 04:13:50 PM »
Smaller versions also published on the Simutrans Map website and a honourful mention in the Simutrans blog...
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