Fan Creates GTA 5 Map With the Correct Scale


Have you ever wondered just how big Los Santos and the world of GTA 5 is? Reddit user CptLande wanted maps with the correct scale, so he made his own. By using the map that came with the game and a ruler, he was able to create a scale so you can accurately measure distances on the maps, in both miles and kilometers.

Some might feel this is inconsistent with the size of the city given in the game, but others have tested and confirmed the scale's accuracy (including us!). CptLande applied this scale to the three existing GTA V maps that you can see embedded in this post.

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We think the maps themselves will help to remind players of what a large (and special) game GTA 5 is, and how varied the environments are. We never get tired of hearing about the realism of Los Santos, and how it has pretty much everything a real city would have. On the other hand you could also say it lacks certain things, like a larger desert to explore. Of course, once the PC version is released, it's likely we'll see mods that expand the game world... roll on November 18 we say!

Are you happy to have a scale for the maps? What sorts of areas would you like to see in future GTA games? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Samantha Lienhard
Sam is an experienced gamer who quickly became a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series once she joined us, GTA 5 most of all. You'll find many of her articles in the news section here at GTA BOOM, however she also maintains many of the other guides and other information pages you’ll find scattered around the site. Twitter.