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CONTINENT FLOODING! in Gobrassanya

Posted by austinhuang on 21 November 2017 in English (English)

A huge segment of coastline is removed between node 8460513 (Meeonj near Artana) and node 36886472 (Attikai Beach in northeast Gobras City), causing a flood in Uletha.

~~How to undo an edit by someone else?~~ Someone did it

Also, it looks like this guy is frequently deleting coastlines.

Location: Attikai Beach, Panarivu, Yantia, Gobrassanya

Inner Borders

Posted by Tito_zz on 21 November 2017 in English (English)

Hey guys! I need help on making inner borders (like states). I know that there is a tutorial in the wiki, but I don't understand it. Please help.

Location: R4, TA114c

Help Resources (Just Crticise Me)

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 21 November 2017 in English (English)

Hello Everyone,

I have been here for at least 5 months, and I still don't think that my mapping skills have gotten any better since Day 1. I am still very dissatisfied with my work and am willing to delete it all if needed. If anyone reading this has the time, could you please criticise my work in a comparison from Day 1 to now. I will not be disclosing the time I worked on it to give a fair atmosphere. Please give any advice, even if it is to delete it all and start over. Also, if I am to start over, I am wondering if I should start with all the roads connecting the big cities, then the small cities, then work on the big cities, then small. Any criticism is accepted, thanks.

Thanks, Zekiel

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-17.6844/21.6774 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-18.0532/21.7353 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-17.6257/22.4855 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-17.5735/21.9392 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-16.9975/21.7511

PS: Thank you for taking the time to review this. I really appreciate it.

Location: Piroĉ Rd. 1, Piroĉ, Béliĉe

Changes not showing on map

Posted by ADB52 on 19 November 2017 in English (English)

A couple of hours ago, I changed the designation of several roads in Utterland to convert them into highway N11 (a primary road all the way) in http://opengeofiction.net/changeset/439480 . The changeset shows in the history, but is not reflected not on the map. Can anyone help?

Question

Posted by Tito_zz on 19 November 2017 in English (English)

Can someone please make an image of the location in Ünglend like that ? . Please.

Is there an OGF equivalent of Greek Life?

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 19 November 2017 in English (English)

I was just wondering, is there an equivalent of Greek Life (or of the country Greece) in OGF as far as fraternities and sororities are concerned?

I was considering mapping a "Greek Village" of sorts on some of my college campuses for fraternities and sororities. It was then I was reminded there is no Greece. "Well then", I thought to myself, "that could be an issue." XD

Maybe something like "Latin Life"?

Part of me thinks it's a bad idea to have them anyways so if there isn't a good equivalent I'll probably just leave them out of my society altogether to avoid grappling with things like widespread hazing, but it would be helpful to know. Thanks.

Map of the languages of the World

Posted by newflanders on 18 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone ! I've tried to make a map showing where the main languages are spoken. Maybe that can help and inspire people. It must be completed and modificated as long as countries change and new ideas come. Hope you like it. Cheers ! Map of languanges

Mysterious shortcuts in ID Editor

Posted by Yuanls on 17 November 2017 in English (English)

I have rediscovered some shortcuts I found a few months ago. I had forgot what they were until now. Here are 3 undocumented tools on the ID editor I found through chance. They seem to be little known and inaccessible without these shortcuts; I have not seen them mentioned elsewhere on OGF, or on the wider internet.

Navigable map

Bring up a small map of your surrounding area on the top left of the screen. It can be used to jump large distances by dragging the map. This can be activated by pressing the forwards slash (/) key.

Wireframe view:

Does what it says on the tin. Press the W key.

Information box:

Select an object and a tab appears in the bottom right of the screen. This gives the object's ID, and its length if it is a line, and the object's perimeter and area if it is an area. Press Ctrl+I.

I hope this makes ID a bit more bearable for its users.

EDIT: All 3 functions are listed on the 'shortcuts' page of the OSM wiki. They are quite easy to miss and are not separated from the standard functions, however.

Infoboxes

Posted by lars on 16 November 2017 in English (English)

Hey Guys,

Sorry for my second question this week: Is there a possibility to make own Infoboxes, I tried it, but it didn't work? What did I do wrong?

Link to wiki page

Thanks!

happy mapping, Lars

A potential way to have an objective opinion about your own mapping

Posted by tule00 on 14 November 2017 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

You know how people say that you should look at your own painting in the mirror so you could know if it's good? Well, I tried to do that with OGF maps, like this: Igwepir flipped

This way, you won't recognize your own maps, so it will be easier to tell if it's good.

What do you all think about this?

Edit: the point is that if you can't look at your own maps objectively, a mirrored image could help you have a different perspective.

Routemap in wiki?

Posted by lars on 13 November 2017 in English (English)

Is there a possibility to make routemaps in the wiki like on wikipedia? for example like this one

Thank you Guys!

happy mapping

Lars

My Town of Brüshï

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 13 November 2017 in English (English)

Well, iam starting taking a step for a continous mapping and not too much diary entries... i only setting the country house style... i like to know if this are too little or is a rare desing (Little houses/stores are poor ones) Oh sorry if is incomplete (Iam expanding road and making details such grass, trees, etc.) and sorry for many entries... oh and thanks to everyone for all their diary entries! (they answered some of my questions so there is no need of Overdiaryfication)

Location: Border Highway, Itaraýälla, Seryisia

New edits don't appear on map

Posted by Eevee on 12 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi!

I've been editing a lot today (I started about 2 hours ago) and none of the edits has appeared on the map (normally after this amount of time, most of them would have appeared at least if viewed in incognito window of the browser). Is there some kind of problem with the map?

Eevee

Extreme Geography Noob here, wanting to make isolationist Island Nation

Posted by Carol of the waa on 12 November 2017 in English (English)

Well, I just joined for the first time and I want to ask if there is a possibility to make a project outside of the "blue" countries, because as I have seen it looks like all territories noted in the wiki are already taken. Correct the poor noob if you can.

One Year of Mapping

Posted by ilikemaps on 12 November 2017 in English (English)

Hello It has been a year of me doing some mediocre mapping However, it has definitely gotten better

insert juxtapostion

And could I have some feedback on Durnovaria

Durnovaria was established in the 1950s to assert sovereignty over the peninsula it is situated on

Location: Translokigonmuro Ponto, Aulean Confederation

How to find the user here?

Posted by BYSG on 11 November 2017 in English (English)

I can't do it, help me plz.

How Embassy Work?

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 11 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi, i like to know how embassy work who builds the embassy ex: if someone tells that X country will have an a embassy at a Y country, who will build it, the X country or Y country?

PD: (Sorry for my previus diary entry xD)

A creation myth

Posted by Ūdilugbulgidħū on 11 November 2017 in English (English)

Many hundreds of years ago when all the world was ocean the Great Seamonster swallowed a particularly large and tasty tuna fish. The fish stuck in her throat, but with her immense strength she ground it down and crushed it until all that was left was a compact stone, the size of a large pebble. Wanting to be rid of it, she coughed it up onto the surface of the sea.

It floated there, growing to become a reef, and then an island. The reef was strong and surrounded a large lagoon, in which was another tiny island. On the top of the island was a mound and near the mound was a tree, a fig tree, which birds from all over the world came to, and ate. The Great Seamonster was frustrated, since she was too large to reach the island over the reef.

The birds that came to eat the figs flew all over the world, dropping seeds into the ocean. The seeds grew to become islands themselves and where many seeds dropped together, mountain ranges formed. This went on for hundreds of years, and for all this time the Great Seamonster was frustrated, since she couldn't climb over the reef to reach the tree. Meantime, plants and animals, growing from the fig seeds, spread over all the new lands in the oceans.

The Great Seamonster nursed her rage and devised a plan. She hunted down a marlin and, as with the tuna fish, she swallowed it and crushed it in her gullet. Coughing it up, out came a pebble which floated on the sea and grew into a coco de mer. Soon the nut became the first woman, Kitani, who populated the world. Her children spread to all the islands.

Although the Great Seamonster had meant Kitani to find the fig tree and destroy it, Kitani was wise. She swam to the island of the fig tree and lived there for hundreds of years, looking after the tree. When she died, her children protected the tree. The Seamonster's rage continued.

Eventually people from other parts of the world, less wise than Kitani, found the island. They cut back the forest and ate the fruits from the fig tree. The fruit was so tasty they decided to dig up the tree and take it back with them, away from the island. None of Kitani’s people could stop them.

The fig tree died.

Soon the sea began to rise and the storms raged. Many died in floods. Land stopped forming. Mataki, a great-great-grandson of Kitani, knew there was only one way to stop the land falling back into the sea and the Great Seamonster swallowing up the land once again. He sailed the oceans of the world, looking for a seed, the first fig seed from the first tree. This seed, he thought, would grow once again into a fig tree if he planted it in the right place. He called to the birds, who led him across the oceans in his search. After many years, in a far-away city, he found a shrivelled seed. He placed it in water from the island lagoon, and through osmosis it absorbed the liquid and became plump and ripe.

Mataki took the seed and planted it on the island where the old fig tree had once stood. The tree grew, but very slowly, and it bore few fruits.

The island is Kitani, named after the first woman. Within its reef the tree Mataki planted grows on the small island, protected and beyond the reach of the Great Seamonster. Its seeds are still eaten by birds and fall into the ocean, or onto the land, creating new islands, mountains, forests, fields, villages, towns and cities.

On the island, a myth endures.

Location: Autopista Sur del Sol, UL114

Mapper's Challenge #15 - November 2017 - Keep Clean and Stay Pretty

Posted by Alessa on 11 November 2017 in French (Français)

Hello, fellow mappers.

I apologize for being a few days late with this month's challenge. For this month, we have something quite simple—a type of micro-mapping. The idea here is to come up with more localized services in your country to make the place more realistic. There are a few guidelines for this challenge, too.

The theme is "keep clean and stay pretty." What does this mean? Find a small community or two in your country and put grooming and hygiene places. These could include barbershops, hairdressers, salons, stylists, boutiques, beauty-supply shops, etc. Think about the culture of your country a bit. Are there communal baths? Are manicures or pedicures a cultural expectation? Are there religious attire vendors or groomers that need to be near houses of worship? There are a lot of creative ways to go here, and I'd love to see something interesting.

Now a few guidelines:

  • Your submission should be something new and created during the calendar month of November (or the first few days of December)
  • No international companies—keep it local!
  • Don't just put a point on a map. Place the building, parking, sidewalk, etc.

What am I going to be doing? I don't know yet. I have a couple ideas. What do you think you might do? Show your fellow mappers below.

Happy mapping!

1 Year of Mapping

Posted by Kazuya on 11 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi OGF!

I am very proud to say that I have been mapping in OGF for a year now. Over the year, I have been working in Gobrassanya, my old country, Kazuya, and my new country, Freedonia.

Also, I would like some feed back on how my country is doing so far.

Kazuya

Location: Hyde Islands Market Square, Mirai City, United Republic of Freedonia
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