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Some (very) important and meaningful JOSM questions

Posted by Litvania on 30 April 2017 in English (English)

I need answers to these questions, otherwise i will never achieve what i would want to with Litvania. Whenever i search it up there are little helpful results.

  • How do we (can we even?) draw lines at only 90° and 45° angles? In Inkscape it is Shift.

  • How do we accurately plan scaling? Like how can i draw my drawing at an appropriate scale on paper, and make sure it works here.

  • How do people draw things like this, and when i draw an plan and then trace, i end up with this.

Location: Nové Mesto, Lorava, Hlavné mesto Lorava, Litvensko

Routes

Posted by ADB52 on 30 April 2017 in English (English)

Love the new route generator, which shows the gaps in the international roads network in sometimes quite dramatic fashion. Have a look at the distance between the Utterland town of Luikenberg and the Isztiarnorszag town of Szarvasko. Approximately 150 km as the crow flies, but an eye-watering 2080 km by road. (http://opengeofiction.net/directions?engine=osrm_car&route=55.216%2C46.454%3B54.081%2C47.702#map=6/52.683/44.165).

Do I advocate linking our countries' road networks? Depends how everybody feels about that.

Fixing my mistakes, apologies, invitations and thank you's

Posted by eklas on 30 April 2017 in English (English)

Hi again!

Odrava

As you may have noticed, my country Drabantia has undergone some serious changes during the past month. Perhaps one of the biggest changes was that the country now has a completely different, new capital city, Odrava.

And while I am really happy with how the city looks so far, it also caused some trouble. Especially for international businesses and airlines that used to serve the old capital, Drahns. However I removed most of the wiki references and stuff, so at this moment, this should be only Litvanka Airlines. I'm sorry for causing trouble.

Speaking of airlines, you're more than welcome to list Odrava as a destination for your airline company. The most exciting thing is that the city is not on the tip of a peninsula like the previous one was.

Also, siblings are always fun! (I'm an only child.) By which I mean sibling cities are also sought after! Most preferably Ulethan cities, but others too, I don't discriminate.

I updated the wiki page for Drabantia and Odrava, so you can check them if you wanted to get to know more. I also now have a weekly bliki, where I post even more backstories and thoughts.

PS: Is there anyone who wouldn't mind helping me with drawing the airport in Odrava? I guess I could do it myself, but it definitely wouldn't come out as amazingly amazing as some airports by other users.

Drahns: A Yard Sale

...the failure of a city is now broken into pieces, drowning somewhere in a lake.

I didn't have a very hard time letting go. However I still think at least some parts of Drahns were quality mapping- that's why I didn't delete them yet. I was thinking maybe there is a collaborative country the bits could be moved into? They're very European-looking, so it should probably be Uletha.

So, if anyone is interested in any of the stuff shown here, just leave a comment.

And lastly, thanks everyone for sticking around- some of the things I did earlier were really stupid. I'm sorry about it.

Location: Zámostí, Luhavské předměstí, Odrava, Banujské Pavlovice, Hlavní město Odrava, Drabantsko

Are we allowed to make shipping lines from one country to another, across the ocean.

Posted by plainoldbread on 29 April 2017 in English (English)

Like adding a shipping line from Gossabranya to Commonia

Road system in Plowford

Posted by Yuanls on 29 April 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone:

I have been furthering my work on Plowford but I have noticed that the road system in central and northern Plowford looks a bit...off. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it but it doesn't look right. Any suggestions on what to do? Bear in mind that I have only mapped the main roads and the preexisting roads. Roads built during urbanisation have not been included.

If you can give me any advice on what you think is wrong, please tell me below. Any other queries or suggestions are welcome!

Thanks

Yuanls

Location: Stonor Road, Plowford, Decton and Plowford, Glaster

Re: -io-

Posted by TheMapper27 on 28 April 2017 in English (English)

Location:

Location: 31, Colonyaa, Diamond County, Harley, Gobrassanya

Creating automated tables and lists in the wiki

Posted by mstr on 27 April 2017 in English (English)

Hi there,

I wrote a small guide how to create tables and lists in the wiki from map data (if it was unknown). Using the 'external data' toolbox makes it very simple to keep the wiki up to date.

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/OGF:Automated_tables_and_lists

Location: Husmaani, Viljanni (Velin)

Beginnings of the Krankriet Government

Posted by Pancake Killer on 26 April 2017 in English (English)

Well, the last few months was just me setting up my country, now it's time to put it in action.

Turtlefruits DO GO on Pizacyros!!!: The resolution!

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 26 April 2017 in English (English)

ISO 3166-1 for OGF?

Posted by martinum4 on 25 April 2017 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if there is an OGF alternative to the ISO 3166-1 ALPHA2? So far i only discovered this, but that's only for languages. I think we need something like that, especially because otherwise one short code gets assigned to multiple countries, which would be quite unfortunate... My main reason for this inquiry is the fact that i want to try something out regarding the routing, but i want to implement it the right, non-bodged way and therefor need an unique country code.

Kind Regards

Martin

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

Turtlefruits DO GO on Pizacyros!!! (funny news article)

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 25 April 2017 in English (English)

Thought a couple people might enjoy this article. Tried to make it serious yet humorous at the same time. Have a laugh about this Freedemian court case

The article

Remember everyone,

Turtlefruit DOES go on Pizacyros

lol

Downtime once more

Posted by thilo on 24 April 2017 in English (English)

Because of the ongoing update problems, there needs to be another (shorter) downtime today. Starting at 20:00 UTC, the API database will be in read-only mode for ca. 1 hour. Afterwards, there might be some interruptions with tile rendering and the Overpass API. The wiki will work as usual.

Firth of Hetzer

Posted by ADB52 on 24 April 2017 in English (English)

I'm thinking about a descriptive Wiki page for the Firth of Hetzer, but there are quite a few territories adjoining it, so don't want to go it alone. An appeal to the owners of Shilesia, Koban, Welstand-Westrijk, Isztianorszag, Vinnmark, Tircambry and Wesmandy, to add to what's currently a red-link feature.

News from the Autonomous Community of Edetanea

Posted by Black Baron on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

At last the Autonomous Community of Edetanea is acquiring the aspect that has always had in my mind! I'm very happy with the evolution of the territory. Soon I'll be able to detail the cities, although the old town of Edetanea is beginning to look just like I've always wanted. To the east you can appreciate the volcanic summits of Sierra de Cuerna, with the mangroves of Cuerna in the underlying plain. To the north Sierra Espadánea, with the rivers that flow towards the Espadáneo River and the River Royo. To the south the cliffs of Adra, with the city of Adra and the old town on the cliff, next to the mangroves of Adra and the Selva Roya and Selva de Adra. The foothills of Peñas Royas heading from Cuerna to Edetanea... Sierra Murviedra, with its villages climbing the mountains... And Edetanea, the capital, like a gem set in a ring, shining along the Edeta River and the protected wetland of L'Horta. In the next few days I will develop the Edeta Valley, the surroundings of Losilla de los Caballeros and the Paso de Orgeta. I hope you like it and someday make a trip through these lands. :-P Suggestions for business, embassies, etc ... are accepted. Happy mapping!

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-16.4871/130.4640

I am confused and worried

Posted by Litvania on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

i am confused and worried. I get the feeling that what i do here on OGF seems to be suspiciously similar to what other users are doing. This makes me frustrated, as it makes me vulnerable to accusations of copying peoples work.

And if that happens, i cant say anything against it.

I want to present a case that makes me especially frustrated:

Litvania, and its eastern neighbour, Drabantia.

They are two very similar countries in terms of geography, culture, language and demographics, so for example, the capital cities, Lorava and Odrava, will be very similar. The way that the streets are layed out, how the cities work, what they look like etc...

However, here is the problem:

Whenever something new appeared in Drabantia, i looked at it and said "Damn, that looks nice, shame i cant make something like that."

This lead to me being urged to either copy it, or, try to make Litvania look just like Drabantia.

For example, if you havemt noticed, as soon as Ráj n/Mlžnicí was finalised, Riekava popped up, and even the presentation in the User Diaries is the same. I was ashamed of myself later, however refused to delete it, as i like Riekava myself. Then, when Drabantia's owner started rebuilding Drabantia, it happened about the same time that i aswell started thinking about how bad my country looks still after 5 months of activity.

I need help. I am ashamed of myself, and i need some helpful advice as to what to actually do with this situation.

Location: Podhradie, Lorava, Hlavné mesto Lorava, Litvensko

Possible update gap

Posted by thilo on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

Map updates are running again, but there might be a gap which affects objects created yesterday. If some of your edits don't show up, please try to apply some change to the affected objects, e.g. by selecting an area and moving everything by some insignificant amount.

If that doesn't help, or you can't do it for some reason, maybe because your preferred editor doesn't support it, or the number of objects is too large, please report it to the admin team, or leave a comment in this thread.

How is my scale?

Posted by ATMunn on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

Hello,

So I'm currently in the process of creating a town here. If you want to know more about the town, you can look at my previous diary entries. But, I was wondering if the scale was okay. To the left of the motorway is a commercial area, and to the right of it is a residential area. Do you think that the street "blocks" are about the right size? If not, are they too small, or too large? I tried using that new measurement tool, but it was a bit hard to use.

Thanks!

Location: E-1, Tiana, County of Paāla, Lonowai District (Gobrassanya)

Countries that did large scale colonization?

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

What countries other than Ingerland were big colonizers? Especially those who might be likely to have had some major colonies in Antarephia and Tarephia?

I ask mainly because of the Woolonia project, which as I mentioned a while back is getting redone. The inside part will become the "Land of the Woolen" nation that will be mostly untouched and undeveloped, but the coast will become a colonized "Woolonia" nation that is more modern (though not super duper modern) with a couple cities and such. I was hoping to find another country other than Ingerland to have been the colonizer.

See:

Slow to render

Posted by Demuth on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

I guess this is also a result of yesterday's grand overhaul, but some fairly small changes I made yesterday evening are still not rendering, for example here, in any zoom level...

Location: Kortstig, Østermark

Snow

Posted by ilikemaps on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

I was wondering if it snows in my country?

Location: Carlisle Road (A9), Carsile, Aulean Confederation
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