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Distance between cities is wrong
03-26-2012, 09:31 AM
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Distance between cities is wrong
I just drove a route from Washington DC to Detroit and it only took 6 EL, which I thought was odd because it definitely does not only take 6 hours to drive from Detroit to DC.

So I looked into it and it has the distance as only 398 miles. However, the actual distance between the two cities (according to google maps, among others) is more like 525 miles, that's quite a bit of a difference.

I check the distance to other cities and they are all wrong too. Close cities, Chicago and Cincinnati, were slightly off, but not too bad.

But the further away you get, the more of a difference you get from the game distance and the actual distance.

For example Detroit to Kansas City is like 760 miles and the game only has it as 650.

Then Detroit to San Francisco is almost 2,400 miles but the game only has it as 2,096...


Basically, something is wrong with the distance calculations.
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03-26-2012, 10:37 AM
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RE: Distance between cities is wrong
Google maps figures miles on roads, the game takes a point to point straight line.
In game, you drive over the Gulf of Mexico going from Panama to Miami.
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03-26-2012, 11:01 AM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2012 11:02 AM by jefffan24.)
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RE: Distance between cities is wrong
If we did only continental US states we could use google maps distances and get real distances. BUT, google does not keep distances for any of Mexico and below and only some of Canada. So to involve other countries we do all distances as the crow flys (straight line). It's not perfect but it allows us to do more than just the continental US.

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