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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:28 PM   #201
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fantastic! absolutely stunning! what a level of detail! great!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 05:34 AM   #202
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Heres one i did in a free period 45 min class.

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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #203
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Arrgh, I need a scanner....

Anyway, here's some phone camera pics of a few parts of my maps. Each one is about 20cm wide roughly. They don't bring out the detailing very well though. The quality is horrible. They'll do for now I suppose. And ignore the black spot, it's a lens stain I can't get rid of.

Note that I use the term motorway as a generalisation for any road with grade separation, of 2x2 lanes or above, with a hardshoulder, and with all free-flowing interchanges (except at terminuses). Freeway is when I specifically mean that the motorway in question is free to use, tollway when it needs a toll.

Double decked structure (one motorway on top another, both 5x5) makes a turn. Long distance tollway is on top level, local high capacity freeway is underneath. A distributor motorway breaks off here as well.


Small island in middle of downtown river. Motorway river crossing passes over. This is meant to be a bottleneck, the bridge is only 3x3 and connects several high capacity long-distance roads on either side.


2 parallel motorways (one toll, one local). Small distributor motorway passes underneath.


The previous double decked structure and parallel motorways intersect, along with a cross-country tollway heading off North-East. The upper deck tollway heading E-W has no exits or entrances here, enabling the long-distance drivers it carries to avoid the frequent congestion.


Same interchange. This thing is effectively 10-way, but is no way complete. Better to regard it as 5-way. The different widths of carriageway imply that this interchange expanded as the number of motorways passing through it rose, and the traffic using it increased. Now it is a haphazard sprawl of ramps and flyovers.


High capacity 6-way interchange with local unclassified distributor structure to the North West. To the North, the two now parallel motorways from the previous double decker structure merge before the slip roads start. The E-W motorway features as North-South on the previous interchange.


The 2 parallel motorways seen earlier interchange with the start of a cross-country tollway and a huge gyratory, 10 lanes wide. This image is upside-down (oops).


3 Parallel motorways squeeze in to one tunnel. North of this is the big 10-way.


Several motorways are distributed into a tunnel towards downtown, in the middle of a riverside industrial area.


Local distribution motorways in the suburbs.


I'll be happy to take some more snaps if people want them. Thanks!
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Old February 21st, 2009, 11:44 PM   #204
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Unreal!Well I have 2 new





Hope you like them
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Old February 21st, 2009, 11:47 PM   #205
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 12:31 AM   #206
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Hmm, in the top interchange, why do you have two ramps serving A3SE-A6NE? Good work anyway!
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 01:13 AM   #207
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Great work guys. Keep it up
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:18 AM   #208
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Some more pics. Again, sorry for the crap quality. I may have access to a scanner soon though!

One end of the big gyratory, with various highways and motorways passing through.


Parallel Motorways in the Business District.


One of the city's university campuses, with a marina.


Distributor motoray runs northward on the left, eventually to the gyratory which accesses the parallel long-distance motorways on the right.


More distributors pass over a river, this area has undergone large regeneration from the previous slums.


Yet another distributor in the Business District


3 parallel motorways. Left one is a high-capacity freeway which forms the major ringway round the city. Middle one is a cross-country tollway. Right one is a long-distance tollway. A highway passes over here.


Double decked dual motorway structure intersects with a distributor and surface streets. The long-distance tollway on the upper deck has only a single entrance and exit here. Lower deck is a high-capacity freeway.


The city's largest (potential) 10-way interchange. (Zoomed out more than other pics)


Inner Suburb/Inner City fringe.


Opposite side of gyratory, with large interchange with the big parallel motorways, and a cross-country.


2 Distributors meet in an older part of town.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:42 AM   #209
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Great work everyone!

I found this in the the New Zealand section - by Jarbury.

Beware, Jarbury's full-size version (http://www.angelfire.com/tv/jarbury/Baba_City.jpg) is a single 70MB image. You've been warned...
If you want to see it and your computer can handle the file size, don't click on the link, but rather, right-click on the link and save the file to your computer.

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OK here's a chance to "show off" what I do in quite a lot of my spare time. Well, at least what I've done for the past 6-7 months.

When I was younger I found myself fascinated by street maps, I remember actually getting an Auckland street map for Christmas when I was 10 or 11 and loving it. I then started to create my own cities, and they've slowly evolved over the years. The basis for this one I drew when I was around 13-14... in a good old 1A5 exercise book. Last year I scanned it in and started patching up the mistakes and where pages didn't match up. Over time I really wanted to redraw the whole thing, and that's what I've ended up doing.... and obviously expanding it big time.

Below is (believe it or not) a WAY small version.



Here's a link to the proper size version. Beware it is like 70 MB, but it is really the only way to make sense out of it. Red lines are motorways, purple lines are the train system. The scale is 1:12500, which is 1cm = 125m. I think that means the city is approx 60-70 km across and 20 km north-south. The central area would be quite dense, as would be many of the suburbs (you guys know me), so I'm guessing a population of about 3 million so far. It's still not complete, and hopefully I'll update things as they come along.

http://www.angelfire.com/tv/jarbury/Baba_City.jpg

And yes, being the nerd that I am, I've even created a diagram of the train system. I've got further details in an excel document, but I'll spare the details of that for now.



Sorry if these take forever to load. I can make adjustments if necessary.
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Suburb names come from everywhere.... I think largely from parts of London, New York and Los Angeles. Probably a few other places thrown in too. Pretty cool you did them too, I've seen others who have done maps but never quite in the same way as me. I guess I'm trying to create some sort of realistic utopia. I really love my transit system though.

Close up of the CBD:



I can show close ups of other areas if people are interested. It's probably an easier way than to open the 70 MB jpeg file.
Amazing work by Jarbury!

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 04:21 PM   #210
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3 years ago i was working on something similar, unfortunately one day i forgot to close the window in my room and a strong wind take away the drawing.
i'd never found it
(it's not a joke, it really happens )
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 12:05 PM   #211
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So unfair ;(
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:03 PM   #212
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I managed to splill a jug full of gravy all over one of the pages from the city I'm drawing above. Luckily the lines had imprinted on the page below so I traced them out and resurrected it!
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Old May 8th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #213
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It's great to see people doing similar things!
I always thought that I was the only one aswell, I've drawn my own town since I was 9.
Here is the citycenter of my fantasytown.
It is just a small part of the whole town.

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Old May 11th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #214
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Well done, timidtiger! Can you share more maps of your own?
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #215
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Wow i'm impressed at the fact that there are people that draw these kinds of things for fun! I thought I was the only one. Nice work everyone.

I have some drawings to show myself. I don't only draw roads from a "google maps" point of view. I also like going 3D.



Here's one I haven't finished yet. These things take for ever to draw becuase of all the small details.



Hopefully the links work becuase i've never used imageshack before.

Let me know what you think
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:14 AM   #216
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This thread is depressive. It only reminds me how I suck in drawing. Lock.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #217
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I think these drawings are great, impressing attention to details. The crashbarriers are excellent.

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It only reminds me how I suck in drawing
Suck at. Not that I'm picky or something.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #218
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This thread is just amazing ... Since I was a kid I´ve been drawing lots of avenues, highways. Now I got nine notebooks full of that stuff.




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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #219
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Old May 16th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #220
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very great additions by argyro, justaguy and timidtiger! great level of details
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