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PakSets and Customization => General Resources and Tools => Maps and Citylists => Topic started by: Carl on August 25, 2012, 10:59:54 AM

Title: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: Carl on August 25, 2012, 10:59:54 AM
Here's a new map of the New York City area.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/nycminimap.jpg)

Download: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewYorkCitySmaller.rar (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewYorkCitySmaller.rar)

The scale is 40 metres per tile. The map should be easy to scale down in GIMP if a smaller size is desired; or if there's enough demand I can upload smaller versions here.

This was created from the USGS data available here (http://nationalmap.gov/viewer.html) -- which is so detailed that one could, as far as I can tell, make an accurate map at a resolution of 3 meters per tile!

There's already a map of NYC (http://maps.simutrans.com/maps/newyork.jpg) on the maps website, but those who desire a more detailed map -- or indeed the entirety of Staten Island ;) -- may like this one.
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: Carl on August 27, 2012, 06:35:40 AM
The files disappeared from simutrans-germany for some reason -- I've updated the links so they should be live now.
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: rainer on August 29, 2012, 01:07:40 PM
May I ask you kindly to publish the map with a free data format? Not as a .rar? Depending on the version of rar I can't unpack it. What about gzip or 7z or the like?
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: Carl on August 29, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
Apologies, I hadn't realised that .rar was so restrictive. I can't make gzip or 7z but here's the raw ppm map file:
https://github.com/downloads/jha4ceb/pak64.experimental/NewYorkCitySmaller.ppm
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: rainer on August 29, 2012, 01:19:34 PM
Carl,

thanks a lot for your quick reaction! What a wonderful map! You spoiled my autumn! ;-)
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: Combuijs on September 04, 2012, 08:17:49 PM
Thank you, carlbaker! It is now available on Simutrans Maps, plus an honourable mention in the Simutrans blog. May it spoil some more autumns!
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: prissi on September 20, 2012, 10:07:55 PM
You can publish maps as rle encoded bitmaps since ages. Those are much much smaller than ppm.
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: Carl on September 21, 2012, 08:27:51 AM
Thanks, I had no idea -- I'll keep that in mind for future maps.
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: KneeOn on October 03, 2012, 12:54:16 PM
One criticism - you can't build a bridge over any of the waters surrounding Manhatten ala real NYC...Apart from that this map is beautiful!

Note: This is on Pak Britian 111 using the latest Experimental binary

Also i've found a work around!
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114) -- new version
Post by: Carl on April 09, 2013, 08:15:31 AM
Here's an alternative version of the above heightmap, which I've been working on for a future project.

(http://i.imgur.com/cIBoEom.jpg)

Download: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/newnysmaller2.ppm (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/newnysmaller2.ppm)

This doesn't replace the previous heightmap -- rather I think it's a matter of taste which you'll want to use. This one puts Manhattan on a straight vertical line, whereas the previous one respects the normal geographical layout (in terms of compass points).

(PS. I haven't yet figured out how to get GiMP to make RLE encoded bmp files, so ppm will have to do for now.)
Title: Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
Post by: ny911 on April 10, 2013, 06:13:43 PM
Yes, this map is great. Thank's for the work!

Now it's possible to construct the new york city road grid. I'm only missing the water depth.