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Metropologeny - Procedurally generated city maps

Posted by Aces California on 19 September 2017 in English (English)

Hey hey all, so this just came up on my Twitter feed, from the same coders who created Uncharted Atlas, another piece of code I follow.

Metropologeny appears to be a series of procedurally generated city and settlement maps that honestly, looking through, I would expect to see in OGF or real life! I'm amazed it was all done in code really! Thought it'd be something of interest for everybody to see, I'll post another link below, and a link to the Uncharted Atlas, which is similar in that it's procedurally generated countries. I would seriously suggest you check them out!

https://twitter.com/metropologeny

https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas

Weekly Word; Pheonix Edition

Posted by Aces California on 19 September 2017 in English (English)

Weekly Word; The Introduction

Hello hello!

So we've slightly gone off the tracks for the Weekly Word, and I feel it's because we're mainly relying on members to take control of posting, responding, picking the winner, etc. Whilst it is nice to have a more community feel, I think that you need to have a strong and stable leader for the weekly running of it. So I'm gonna take an attempt at spearheading the whole thing, so welcome to the Pheonix Edition of the Weekly Word!

If you haven't come across this game before, I'll explain it to you in a quick fashion, any more questions you can direct to me or down in the responses.

The game runs for an entire week from Monday to Monday, roughly Midnight to Midnight UTC, though I might be a bit lenient for late entries by a couple hours. Each week, we will give you one or two words that will make you think out of the box in mapping something that is outstanding or unique.

I'll also attempt to give you a few OGF examples of any words that are used.

NOW here is the twist in format for the Pheonix Edition!

Every entry HAS to be accompanied by 1 or 2 words that you would like to see in the next Weekly Word. I will then pick my favorite prompt for the next Weekly Word. So in reality, you can win twice on a Weekly Word if your prompt for next week is picked!

So let us continue with this week's competition, your word you will be working with is

MINOR

Not everything that needs to be mapped are large Olympic sized stadiums, or Intercontinental airports, or massive multi-lane highways spanning an entire country.

There's something to be said about the mapping of smaller items, it gives a sense of scale, location, economy, all sorts! So your challenge for this week will be to map something small, it could be a stadium or sports pitch, local or regional airports, country-roads, for example.

You can really use anything you want. A small locally owned amusement park, a village train station, use relations to map out a small chain of restraunts, whatever you want is all yours, just make it "small". To see what sort of items I mean, you can find an example of all 3 below!

Be as detailed as you want with it, there is multiple things that I will be "judging" on. Your deadline is;

25 September 12:00 Midnight UTC

And remember to put your selected word/s for the next Weekly Word with your entry, for what is basically controlling the week's competition in your favor.

Keep Up The Mapping, and I can't wait to see what you all map, good luck!

  • Aces California

Official Entries

Help!

Posted by MCRoads on 17 September 2017 in English (English)

how do i make an island in a river?

I made a coastline counterclockwise here, but it is still flooded. What am i doing wrong?

Location: Fraiming River Bridge (Toll Bridge), Yanbul, West Commonia

New continent points

Posted by zhenkang on 17 September 2017 in English (English)

http://api.opengeofiction.net/edit#map=16/-24.9763/145.4656 (Archanta continent point in Mecyna)

http://api.opengeofiction.net/edit#map=16/35.2169/96.1572 (Uletha continent Point in Midstland)

Like the Asian Continent Point here, I have added continent points for Uletha and Archanta. Can someone else do the same for Antarephia and Tarephia?

Anyone else can also add tags for multilingual names at these points like the Asia Continent point with translations of Asia in Arabic, Chinese etc.

zhenkang

Location: Old Canal Road, Guntrum, Mecyna

Tojmidia: A Roadmap

Posted by Sp33d3h on 17 September 2017 in English (English)

Flag of Tojmidia

I have been working on Tojmidia for about 6 months on-and-off, but now I'm hoping to have a more definite goal for where the country is headed.

In the past few weeks, I have added administrative boundaries to all of Tojmidia and have undertaken work on Faarva state/province. Faarva state/province has seen the majority of my time. Fallo itself will take at least another month to complete, by which point I will move on and try not to add tiny pointless details like mapping individual trees (an urge I have to fight).

Once Faarva is done being roughly mapped with a few pockets of detail (Fallo and surrounding areas), I will start mapping Bolgan, a significantly larger city in Karitoft. Alvermod will come after that, (it's more awesome because it has a coast) and Olbayan, the capital, after that. This means that it may be months before Olbayan sees significant mapping due to my preference of completing an area before I move to the next.

The general geography of the country also needs work. Kadu river's riverbank is broken (and too wide in most parts). Many large rivers have zero detail and were sloppily made. The coast is okay, but unrealistic in parts (like the ugly peninsula just north of Alvermod). The current forest areas in the country are closer to rough guidelines of elevation and wilderness than actual forest cover. Honestly, I'm really only proud of the flag :(

Once Faarva is complete and I've added some actual detail to Tojmidia's general geography, I'll put a bit of work into fleshing out Tojmidia's wiki page. Tojmidia's history is still a rough draft, but I have a general idea of what I want the country to be, both politically and historically speaking. My initial plan was to have Upper and Lower Tojmidia be separate political entities in the style of BiH or the UK, but I decided to make them more united because it would be easy for a pro-unificationist dictator or even a representative government to keep them united due to Tojmidia's small size.

The language of Tojmidia takes elements from Mongolian, Swedish, and Finnish. Nothing more complex than that because I'm not a linguist. The only rule I have set up is that Lower Tojmidian-speaking places don't use Å.

Scale

I've been steadily improving on scale after my initial delusions of the size of Tojmidia (Alvermod was originally supposed to have a population of 1.5m lol). As far as I know, Fallo and the surrounding area, which are the most recently mapped, look fine to me. Can more experienced mappers confirm this?

Does anyone have any feedback/comments/naming ideas? Thanks :D

Location: Faarva, Tojmidia

United Nations in OGF?

Posted by Kazuya on 17 September 2017 in English (English)

Hi Guys!

I was wondering if there was a Untied Nations type of thing in OGF. And if there is, how do you get into it?

If there is no United Nations type of thing, why don't we create one?

Kazuya

New Embassy Plotting Ground

Posted by Fountaia on 16 September 2017 in English (English)

Sept. 16, 2017:

The government of the Efterine Federation has decided out of peace and unity to designate an area of the Federal District to the building of embassies. Any government that wishes to have an embassy established must contact, but there is no pressing hurry at the moment. The new embassy park is located in Irdaron City, the capital of the Efterine Federation (exact location is here: http://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/-12.2978/26.2081). To be honest, the Federation does not have the complete infrastructure as some other nations have, yet it is currently striving to establish ties with the rest of the world and build itself up at home. It is the pleasure of the Federation to provide the world with a new embassy park to make secure friendships and alliances.

~Fountaia

Location: Justice Place, Irdaron City, Federal District, 33232, Efterine Federation

Observatories/ Other Research Facilities

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 16 September 2017 in English (English)

Is there a list of Observatories/Research Facilities in the Wiki? (Not including the Southern Islands)

P.S I'm thinking of putting an observatory facility on the location, but it may not have rendered yet.

Location: Cernon, Béliĉe

i need help

Posted by swissmapping on 16 September 2017 in English (English)

ok I have heard of josm but I cant run it on my Chromebook how can I fix this

Returned...

Posted by Luciano on 15 September 2017 in Korean (한국어)

Hi fellow geoficticians.

I have returned from my 12 day trip to Queensland, Australia. I am always somewhat inspired to visit there, because I suppose some aspects of Ardisphere's PHYSICAL geography are inspired by that place. Although culturally / politically, Ardisphere is definitely Latin American, the natural aspect takes inspiration more from Australia - you will notice things like eucalyptus trees, kangaroos and platypuses, too, mixed in incongruously with African and American species. The place is basically a zoo.

Here are four representative pictures.

For you infrastructure fetishists, here is a view of the excellent Brisbane regional rail, taken from inside the International Terminal.

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/2/23/Luciano_Photo_20170914_081106.jpg http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/2/23/Luciano_Photo_20170914_081106.jpg

For city people, here is a view of Brisbane at night, from the river.

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/3/36/Luciano_Photo_20170913_204803.jpg http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/3/36/Luciano_Photo_20170913_204803.jpg

For country people, here is a view of the Far North Queensland "Tablelands Region" - basically, this is tropical rainforest plateau, but much of the rainforest has been cleared for the last 100 years or so for grazing and agriculture (e.g. sugar cane).

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/e/e5/Luciano_Photo_20170913_104239.jpg http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/e/e5/Luciano_Photo_20170913_104239.jpg

Finally, here is a picture of some very cute wallabies that lurk along the long (500m), unpaved driveway at my mother's property in the drier regions a bit west of the previous picture.

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/d/da/Luciano_Photo_20170913_100639.jpg http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/d/da/Luciano_Photo_20170913_100639.jpg

Having reassured myself of my elderly mother's health situation (the reason for my trip), I have returned home to Seoul and expect be quite active with OGF now, for the next several weeks.

Happy mapping.

OSRM Routing service Update

Posted by martinum4 on 14 September 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

my OSRM-based Routing service will be down for maintenance on Saturday, I'll update it from OSRM 5.5.0 to 5.11.0, besides a number of bugfixes this update will include a nice set of new features, for example excluding certain types of (predefined) way-types, more Algorithms and a new API-Level.

Regarding the runlevel exclusion of certain types I'd implement only motorways, trunks, ferries and toll routes, due to the fact that each type adds some processing time, how much exactly i can only tell after fully implementing everything.

Kind regards

Martin

Location: Domäne Mittenhof, Grenzermarkgemeinde, Markkreis, Regierungsbezirk West-Westannex, Westannex, United Republic of Lapistan and Azurea

"Change password" function for wiki accounts seems to be working again

Posted by admin on 13 September 2017 in English (English)

For those of you hoping to change your wiki password, it appears to be possible again. Please let us know if you encounter any difficulty.

What could be the best and most worked on location in OGF?

Posted by UltraWorlds on 12 September 2017 in English (English)

Like something we could all learn from?

highway=pedestrian relations disappeared?

Posted by Myrcia on 12 September 2017 in English (English)

can anyone work out what has happened to highway=pedestrian relations as they appear to have stopped being displayed properly on the render

for example here my library has disappeared

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/56.32693/19.22780

and here the centre of my mall has vanished

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/56.33309/19.23076

any ideas?

The OGF/OSM scale helper...

Posted by JBstad1 on 12 September 2017 in English (English)

I was wanting to try the OGF scale helper again and was wondering if others had come across a problem I found. When I try the scale it works on the OSM (OpenStreetMap) end, but I can't with OGF (OpenGeoFiction). What's going on? Do I have to zoom up or down to scale, or is it something wrong on the site's end?

I've just been wondering as I like the tool instead of trying to export a map manually to get scalings right.

Any info or tips?

Thanks,

JBStad1

The Ingerish Colonial Empire

Posted by newflanders on 11 September 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone,

I've made a page that collects all the informations I've found on a multimap showing all the colonies of The Ingerish Colonial Empire. It's pretty basic and can get better visially speaking. I migh having forgotten some territories. Hope you like it. ;) Cheers ! And God save the King :)

Country?

Posted by Davieerr on 11 September 2017 in English (English)

How do I request a Avaible Territory for myself? And if I'm supposed to contact anyone, who?

Archanta flooded yet again?

Posted by skquinn on 11 September 2017 in English (English)

Zooming in on parts of Rhododactylia (15-17 zooms) I'm noticing the background is filled with water in places where it shouldn't be. I'm going to try to find and fix unless someone beats me to it.

ETA: Fixed a couple of reversed coastlines, this may or may not fix the issue.

I might be coming back to OGF

Posted by ATMunn on 10 September 2017 in English (English)

Hello there!

As probably none of you remember, I joined OGF about 5 months ago. I was somewhat active in the first few weeks, building a small town here.

I had a plan for the town, but never finished it, mostly because I just didn't really know what i was doing. I eventually forgot about OGF. But I've recently remembered that it exists, and am thinking about coming back.

So, I think the first thing I will do is potentially rebuild this town from the ground up. Now that I kind of sort of know what I'm doing, I think I can make it a lot better this time. I'll figure out what kind of style I'm going for by looking at some real world towns and cities from OSM, as well as looking at surrounding cities on the island.

I hope to permanently become a part of this community. I've loved the idea ever since I stumbled upon it, and although there seems to be a lot to learn, it seems like fun too.

As always, any tips or feedback or whatever is appreciated. Us noobs need all the support we can get! :P

Names for the waters surrounding Antarephia

Posted by newflanders on 10 September 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone, I have updated the political map of Antarephia , but there is still some unnamed geographical places, like the bays and gulfes around the mainland. Looking throughout different wiki pages I've found a couple but many are still missing.

I've proposed for example Calliesanyo Bay for the waters bording Kalisaanyo in the South as it seems to be an important country of that region. But that can be changed.

That could be good to fix and make a map showing the names of the waters around Antarephia, because enven if Countries name can change with time, the name of the waters can tell an history of the regions like the Andover Gulf. Cheers !

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