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Bullhead City?? Maps of exotic Locals

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:22 pm
by dalfrede
I live in SoCal I would like to raise a few points about the map for USA West.
I note that Editor Manual actually uses the USA West map as it's example. Using maps without topographical data, for places one has never been can lead to errors.

I first looked at the original campaign in 2016, so I felt it was a little late to complain. But since PzC2 is coming I thought that it is a good time put in my rant.

1) Bullhead City?? the gateway to Laughlin?
Where does one find a map showing a road between Phoenix and Bullhead City?
While it is possible to drive between the two, one better get a map [or GPS].
One is reminded of the Cold War where USSR altered their maps to thwart NATO.
People who wanted good maps of Moscow went to the US embassy because the US used satellite data to make their maps.

Bullhead City was incorporated in 1964.
In the 1940's Bullhead City was a 'work camp' for the construction of Davis Dam.

Route 66 of song and TV fame connected Flagstaff to LA, well south of Bullhead City.

2) Between the Colorado River and LA is shown on the map as a flat plain.
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3) The actual route between Los Angeles and Phoenix [US60] goes through Banning and Indio before it hits the Colorado River.

Banning CA, about 80 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and 30 miles west of Palm Springs,
Elevation: 2,349 ft (716 m)

Indio CA, 127 miles (204 km) east of Los Angeles, Elevation: -13 ft (-4 m).

A picture pulled from the internet north of Indio looking west toward Banning:

Tank Country?

The next route south is State Route 74.
The opening scene of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World" was filmed on SR74.
Search YouTube for 'Kick the Bucket Scene', or 'Jimmy Durante drives off cliff'.

I found another internet photo; SR74 south of Palm Desert that shows the same area:

Remember the desert is Tank Country.

3) Googling 'peaks above 3000m in southern California' gives lists with 22 peaks.
Southern Italy is flat compared to SoCal. All peaks in Italy above 3000m are in the Alps.

Note: the Microsoft workers in Seattle wonder what happened to the Cascade Range to their east as well.

Re: Bullhead City?? Maps of exotic Locals

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:42 pm
by dalfrede
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Re: Bullhead City?? Maps of exotic Locals

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:43 pm
by dalfrede
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