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Offline Carl

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



Download: 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 -- 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 on the maps website, but those who desire a more detailed map -- or indeed the entirety of Staten Island ;) -- may like this one.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 06:35:20 AM by carlbaker »

Offline Carl

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #1 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.

Offline rainer

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #2 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?

Offline Carl

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #3 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

Offline rainer

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 01:19:34 PM »
Carl,

thanks a lot for your quick reaction! What a wonderful map! You spoiled my autumn! ;-)

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Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #5 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!
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Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #6 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.

Offline Carl

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 08:27:51 AM »
Thanks, I had no idea -- I'll keep that in mind for future maps.

Offline KneeOn

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #8 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!
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Offline Carl

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114) -- new version
« Reply #9 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.



Download: 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.)

Offline ny911

Re: New York City (1400 x 1114)
« Reply #10 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.