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    I have been trying to map out the XY locations of the model home heists. I understand the basics of his logic coordinates, but when SG describes the actual locations, it appears one of the coordinates is missing, for example, he states that the map is XY 0-1750 (something like that), but that the robbery took place at XY-1700. Notice where the hyphen dash is, not between two numbers, but between the XY and one number.

    I'm thinking that the other coordinate is encoded somehow. Will do some more playing with this and update. If anyone else can bring more clarity to this...

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    You didn't give enough information for anyone to figure this out. The XY numbers that we are given (which are disguised as robbery file numbers in the story) are
    XY 0-1748
    XY 1825-9
    XY-1947B
    XY-1793
    I interpreted these as three points which are
    0, 1748
    1825, 9
    1793, 1947 (the B indicating this number is second)

    Now all you have to do is figure out where the origin (0, 0) is and, since there is no grid on the provided map, what the units are (feet, yards, degrees)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by czshredd View Post
    You didn't give enough information for anyone to figure this out. The XY numbers that we are given (which are disguised as robbery file numbers in the story) are
    XY 0-1748
    XY 1825-9
    XY-1947B
    XY-1793
    I interpreted these as three points which are
    0, 1748
    1825, 9
    1793, 1947 (the B indicating this number is second)

    Now all you have to do is figure out where the origin (0, 0) is and, since there is no grid on the provided map, what the units are (feet, yards, degrees)!

    cz

    I didn't have the book in front of me at the time. THanks for posting the actual numbers. Roughly speaking, if you look at the boundaries created by the greater las vegas metropolitan area, using the major highways encircling the city, the dimensions are on the order of 17 x 19 miles. This certainly fits with using the numbers as multiples (100) of miles. Of course, using 1947 as 19.47, this would put this outside the boundaries....

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