Reddit user TheAngryKat posted this fascinating look at the new map for DayZ. As we know, the old map from the mod has increased in size. We also know that many more buildings are enter-able, and things have been added in.
If everyone still spawns on the coasts then the far north will be a very dangerous place. If the spawn points are scattered all over the map then the hotzones will concentrate around military or high-value areas.