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Map of Ponyville - Photo Guide - v3.2

Version 3.2 - Created using only what can be found in-show (up to the end of Season 3) and the official Map of Equestria:…

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1. Anything that is in the green grassy zones surrounding Ponyville proper (i.e. not within a stone's throw of other located houses so I can gauge probable distances) is a rough placement. Examples of rough placement include the entirety of Sweet Apple Acres, Fluttershy's, etc. It's probably in that general direction and placement compared to the other items on the map, but it could be within a very large range of distances from the other objects.

1.a) Items within the magenta boundaries are from elsewhere on the map. Follow the line and reference the other two versions of the map to see where they are supposed to be located.

2. The largest change to the map this time around is actually in the outskirts of Ponyville. In the interest of scale, Canterlot, Cloudsdale, etc. have been removed, leaving just Ponyville and its immediate surroundings. On the other hoof, Sweet Apple Acres, the Everfree, and a handful of other items have been thoroughly adjusted to match the official Equestria map and various other features that have come to light (My apologies to Ms. Faust).

3. The (few remaining) dark tan lines in the middle of town are possible building locations. There are still locations that we haven't seen yet (or I missed), so these lines are my best guesses as to where buildings will go once we do see that segment of road.

And YES you can use this map for whatever you like. I don't own MLP:FiM or anything in it, so that handles the legal side of things. And I want people to use the map for whatever purposes they can think of (the crazier the better) so that handles the personal side of things. Anywho, here's to hoping this helps everypony with their projects. I'm looking forward to seeing what turns up. :D
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That's probably the only semi-precise map of Ponyville there is on the Internet. A truckload of work went into making this, for sure!
It's been up for 6 years, and no one has beaten it yet!
I doubt that even the showmakers have a much better map.
juppy99's avatar
nice job might be a bit old but you gained my watch 
NazrulHellcatTanker's avatar
this is really good for my War Thunder CDK map project
ShiftyTheChangeling's avatar
Holy guacamole, you worked really hard on this :° This is super impressive (and helpful! Thank you)
AmrasFelagund's avatar
I'm gonna use this as a guide for Ponyville's layout in my fanfic The Elements of Friendship. Thanks for making it!
buckweiser's avatar
As an architecture student, I'm tempted to make a zoning map of this thing.
Fanglore-and-Kain's avatar
Pinkie Pie Scream01  how did you get all that from the show. this is an amazing map, you have definitely earned one from me Brohoof   
Aurek-Skyclimber's avatar
*Brohoof Back*  Thank you kindly!  And to answer your question, semi-carefully.  I've been working on this intermittently since the end of Season 1, and have seen things grow and change while mostly staying the same.  Assuming you've been through my gallery, you've seen the countless reference images and the detailed guides.  As new locations were revealed and/or I realized new facts about old places, the appropriate alterations were made ( On the off chance you're interested in the seeing the various iterations:… ).  Just think of this as a really big 3d puzzle that gives out a couple of new puzzle pieces every week or so.
Fanglore-and-Kain's avatar
hey im someone who has to look up on youtube where derpy is to find her. so im impressed that you got all of that from watching it.
 good luck with this new season 4 and hope they give you some good intel for you map. i cant wait to see how this evolves over time.  ps if you ever get enough details i would love to see a Canterlot map.   
Aurek-Skyclimber's avatar
Here's the current list of goals for when I get the time in order of priority: 1. Create ref pics for each episode.  2. Update the existing maps as needed.  3. Update the exterior and interior guides as needed.  4. Create new exterior/interior guides for Ponyville locations as needed (there are still several interior guides for existing locations that I need to finish).  5. Create a map of the Crystal Empire (should be fairly easy).  6. Create a map of Canterlot.  (There has plenty of details given so far for several individual locations, but, as far as I can tell, most of them are scattered about the city with minimal shown bits that connect to other subzones/locations.  Then again, I really haven't done any serious analysis, so it just might be feasible.  However, keep in mind that Ponyville is my main focus, so Canterlot is way back on the list.  Sorry!)
Fanglore-and-Kain's avatar
np its just Canterlot (to me) seems like the kind of place that is of big importance, but i don't know a lot about it. so i was just interested in a map if possible but good luck on your ponyville map and i cant wait to see the crystal empire one
OJhat's avatar
this is super fantastic! you sir are genius and a fantastic person to create this guide. you've got pratically everything down perfectly and it all makes sense! it's awesome!!! :D :D
RaptecClawtooth's avatar
Thats a lot of dedication !!
Beauxty's avatar

Thank you for this I'm using it in Minecraft on the XBL verison. It's looking great. I'll post images and credit you.


Just wondering but I couldn't find Applejack's Barn I see the Cow Barn. Where is it? I thought I saw it but I must be blind this map is huge. Thanks again!

Aurek-Skyclimber's avatar
I'm afraid I left the south portion of Sweet Apple Acres off of this map.  If I had included it, the pic would be even more massive than it is now, with half of it being trees. ^^  Just check any of the other main maps (… ) and you should be able to make out the general layout just south of town.
siIverspawn's avatar
very useful. though it is still difficult to really get a real image of distances. f.e. how much time would you need to walk from the library to town square?
Kredri's avatar
Finally found such thing...
DracoDei's avatar
Added to the folder of references I keep for writing fanfic.
matty4z's avatar
wow lota work into this nice
Dogman15's avatar
I can't wait to see how this gets revised after Season 3.
Aurek-Skyclimber's avatar
Version 2.5 is practically complete. Should be releasing it on New Year's Eve.
Dogman15's avatar
Awesome. Cool. Got it.
roxikat's avatar
Thank you thank you for doing this exhaustive study! I've just been using the big Ponyville shots as a basic guide for building my Ponyville in the Gameloft game. This is really fantastic!
friagram's avatar
They change the geometry / landscape all of the time. This happens even in the same season. Sometimes even in the same episode. Buildings will change shape, have different features -- be drawn mirrored form the front/back and then changed later. Most people probably don't notice, and it doesn't really matter I guess, but it's really annoying when trying to reproduce stuff.
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