Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GTA IV Liberty City Google Map

Edit - the map below no longer works try this GTA V Map instead.

Grand Theft Auto Google Map

I wondered how long it would be until a Google Map of GTA IV would appear. The answer was not very long, with IGN being the first off the mark with this user contributed map.

IGN have created image tiles from the static GTA IV Liberty City map to create an interactive map using the Google Maps API. The map includes a large number of selectable layers organised into different categories; Points Of Interest, Restaurants, Shopping, Services, Entertainment and Nightlife, Emergency Services, Missions, Items, Vehicles, Secrets, Multiplayer and NPCs.

Registered users of the site are able to add markers to the map by right clicking on the map and logging in. This should mean that map will become more and more detailed over time.

So if you are searching for something in this huge new game IGN probably has it mapped.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now why would the company producing the game use a scanned paper map as a basis for this instead of the actual graphics file?

Ozmo said...

Yay, IGN sure knows how to ruin something good. With no peer review system (voting on locations), an awful scanned map, and lack of actual content; they have landed gently in mediocrity once again.

Chris said...

IGN didn't produce the game... And so far as I know, have no access to the graphics files used in the game.

RobMaps said...

It's quite a useful map for finding items and vehicles. Screenshots would be a good feature to add.

If Rockstar are listening I'd love to see Street View for Liberty City.

Peter said...

hmmm...

yossi said...

somebody knows how to create this kind of map ? like a custom google map ?