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Harda Archipelago blank map

Posted by Alejandro24 on 14 December 2017 in English (English)

I've not posting frequently here, but I have been editing some on OGF.

Anyway, here is a Harda Archipelago blank map, for all the needs of this area of Antarephia. Soon I'm going to do one with borders also.

Harda Archipelago

Location: Haveno Insulo, Aŭstraĉerfubo, Aŭstraĉefŝtato, Aŭstrasuno Tero

Welcome to Mauruistien! (Mar-uw-ist-een)

Posted by kineticcrusher on 14 December 2017 in English (English)

Alright, so I'm a new user of Opengeofiction and I've claimed a country originally recognized as Blessia, which is an island nation which borders the nations of Justinique, Snjorland, and Ikhia.

I'm going to make a diary detailing the development I'll be making on Mauruistien.

Currently, all I've updated is a portion of coastline and all I've created is a lake, two streams, and a river. Stay tuned for info that's actually interesting!

Location: Cape Way, Blessia

Four year anniversay

Posted by Sarepava on 13 December 2017 in English (English)

Today, 13th December, marks four years since I was granted an OGF identity and started editing. I think the User Diary is an excellent place to say a few words to mark this date.

Firstly would like to thank isleno and the other admins for making this site possible and, in general, keeping it as one of the more civil corners of the internet.

In this time I have developed a great deal as a mapper. I've done a lot of studying and examination of the real world and also a lot of revision of earlier areas. Particularly, this year I decided to remake the capital of Karolia and am now a lot happier with how it looks (and of course there is a lot more still to do). I don't think I could have had this city looking satisfactory without the years of practice in other areas and the headspace to keep working out what my country is about in ever greater detail.

Projects by other mappers I have enjoyed watching have included Myrcia's Dunwic, which has also been subject to revision and improvement in the last year; Tparigo's Brocelliande which has extraordinary detail, and Ernestpcosby's similar improvements to Quentinsburgh.

I hope the new forum becomes a lively and useful place for sharing of technique and debate between all users, new and old.

Sarepava (Karolia)

How terrorism is in OGF?

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 12 December 2017 in English (English)

I really want to know how is terrorism in OGF and who causes it.

PD: I have this questions since 2 months so i will ask it now

I finally made a town! -Naophis

Posted by jobrni113246 on 12 December 2017 in English (English)

Naophis is a new town I have created with 2 streets and 4 simple homes. I will continue to improve it, as it isn't that good right now. I hope you check it out! :) (I also set it as my home location)

Location: Carretera de la Costa Este, Rugenia, Midistland

Ummmm I still need help

Posted by jobrni113246 on 12 December 2017 in English (English)

I can not find my town on view, and on history it is not showing up?!! Why si this stuff so freaking hard to do?!! Please someone just tell me something useful and none of those wiki links! I just need to know why this is happening?! I added a town in midstland and it doesn't show up

I am really new and don't know how to make cities and territories and stuff like that

Posted by jobrni113246 on 12 December 2017 in English (English)

I really need help! I don't know how to make official cities, towns, and villages, or making borders! Like a state or region? Or territory? Please! My mind is blank in this!

Trouble with an OSM file

Posted by PortCal on 12 December 2017 in English (English)

@experienced users of OGF/JOSM

I know the new forum is opened and it's preferred messages are posted there, but I wouldn't know where to put this problem (the closest thing I found was 'Collaboration > Technical problems and solutions' which seems to be for the problems with OGF). So I thought I'd put it here in the User Diaries.

Today I was editing and detailing central Chorley, with a lot of new things I wanted to bring to the map. But when I tried to upload it as a changeset, it gave me the constant error that it could not upload the file due to certain problems with another relation. After a few tries I decided to save the file and restart JOSM. Then I tried to re-open the file I just saved, but now it won't even let me open it and gives me the error

"Relation with external id ''74.461'' refers to a missing primitive with external id ''74.455''

Both relations to places in the Ardisphere that I visited earlier today (which looks amazing btw) when looking at Mstr's Featured Objects page (which also is amazing) for inspiration for my rivers.

Now I'm stuck with this annoying error. I really want to upload this file so I can go back to mapping the rest of the town with the proper layout, instead of guessing where everything is.

Another strange thing I noticed was when I opened JOSM after many attempts and a few hours and dismissed the error, and went in the menu to the list of active changesets, I saw this changeset by me still unclosed, so I closed it, but it is empty, as can be seen.

I'm really distraught at the moment, I don't know what to do with it. I searched the web for help in documentations and forums, but neither of them were helpful to me. I don't want to lose such a large part of the progress I made today. Is there a way I can still upload this .osm file I have on my computer? Does anyone know how to solve this? 😪

2nd call - Tarott EXPOMONDIALE 2018 world exhibition - Choose a parcel of land for your nation's pavillon

Posted by joschi81 on 11 December 2017 in English (English)

Hi there,

in March there was a first call for participation in the Tarott EXPOMONDIALE 2018 world exhibition, see here: Tarott EXPOMONDIALE 2018 world exhibition - Choose a parcel of land for your nation's pavillon (please note the the list of participating countries isn't 100% complete anymore).

So here's a second call. Just apply for your favourite plot and give a theme for your nation's pavillon (see link to first call above for details).

Also, I'm looking for a designer of the overall exposition ground concept. If you want to apply, just send me a private message and link to a comparable area (exposition/fair ground etc.) that you have developed in OGF. Looking forward to receive your applications! If I get interesting applications by then, I will choose the EXPOMONDIALE 2018 masterplan designer before Christmas.

Happy mapping!


PS: If there are more applications for plots at the expo grounds than parcels currently available, I will add more plots by extending the expo area.

Location: Weltausstellungsgelände EXPOMONDIALE 2018, Nedernlande, Tarott, Kalm

Commonia is flooded

Posted by Nomine on 11 December 2017 in English (English)

What the title says.

I can't edit

Posted by jobrni113246 on 10 December 2017 in English (English)

I am new. I can't edit because it says "zoom in to edit"{ I keep on zooming in with the + button but it still won't let me edit

any help?

Posted by plainoldbread on 9 December 2017 in English (English)

iD editor keeps putting it into a bright setting. Can someone help me get it back to what it was before? problem

I think someone flooded Archanta

Posted by Proud_Bandiaterran on 9 December 2017 in English (English)

Zoom out in link below

Location: Aelanas, Territoire d'Aelanas, Aelanas (Lorredion)

Newby edits

Posted by ADB52 on 8 December 2017 in English (English)

I noticed that new user imazzz has been making edits ( in territories that do not belong to him. I have pointed this out to him. Can anyone reverse this "vandalism", or does the owner of the relevant country have to do it.

Transect of Plowford

Posted by Yuanls on 6 December 2017 in English (English)

Through my time working on the town of Plowford (Though recently more erratic), I've happened to have developed a sort of transect from the town centre, going outwards to its edges. I'm on its very latest stages now, on the rural-urban fringe (for my more rural mapping, look to the east). This is pretty much a summary of what the rest of my mapping in Plowford will look like for the foreseeable future. This is the stage I ask, while I still can, what there is to improve.

Transect along Harcourt Road (zooming in required)

Thank you and good day


Bashkim Metro Area

Posted by RicardoNolazcoC on 5 December 2017 in English (English)

It's been a while since I posted on here. I decided to basically wipe everything in my territory and start over again. There are a lot of things that need to be addressed, and I would definitely appreciate any feedback regarding my capital, Bashkim and its immediate surroundings.

Location: Casco Histórico, Bashkim, The Republic of Draco


Posted by Jumbooo on 5 December 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone

I'm Jumbooo, and I've started mapping some 5 days ago. I've started a city with a population of about 120.000. It's called Dominton, and it's on the west coast of country Margarath, Midistland. I'd like to receive a feedback from more experienced users. Of course my work is far from being finished, but I'd like to know how you think it's going.

Thank you and good mapping to everybody!

Location: A7, Margarath, Midistland

Capital works

Posted by Rasmus Rasmusson on 3 December 2017 in English (English)

A small update from Řots (Southern Archanta) and Wyster (Eastern Uletha). In the last couple of weeks I have been mainly preoccupied with both countries' capitals; before that, I worked on an altitude map of Řots.

In Wyster's capital Hreawirc I just worked on creating streets and stuff; in and around Nekkar I focused on the satellite town of Bastet, southeast of the capital, and today I started working on Nekkar's subway system.

Nekkar's subway

For now, there are a Red Line (Airport-Sikē Va-Kervirep) and a Blue Line (Osente-Main Railway Station-Bastet, which will eventually be extended to the new airport that will be constructed southeast of the city; I should probably put that part of the line 'under construction' for the time being). The two lines cross at Sureekkar station.

The Red Line makes a huge detour near the airport, which is probably due to either protesting land owners who didn't want subway constructions going through their fields, or a city council with too much money and/or wrong priorities, or both. The exact moment that this line was constructed will decide whether its construction was a waste of money or not: if it was constructed many decades ago, it may have been sufficiently useful to get to and from the airport. If it was constructed in the last ten or twenty years, it will turn out to be less useful, as recently the decision was taken to construct the aforementioned new airport, which, once completed, will significantly reduce the number of passengers on that part of the Red Line.

A third line (that I haven't mapped yet) will probably go from Sikē Va via the Main Railway Station eastwards, via Karkar to Korp.

Altitude map

The altitude map of Řots that I created a few weeks ago also includes Wapashia and Neo Delta (altitude maps of those countries were available; the situation in Karvaland, Triaquia, and Gann is not accurate). With the Řots part of this map I intend to develop the country's larger scale features (e.g. rivers) in more detail, which is possible since I discovered how to insert this map as a background in JOSM.

This map is of course not definitive and will be adapted as the area develops.

Map of the Southwest-Astrasian Tri-Nation Area

Link to the map's outside OGF location

Road Numbers: What should I do?

Posted by Litvania on 2 December 2017 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

I've had this problem recently, and it may be relevant to some of the newer users around here, so:

What system of road naming is consistent?

I thought of this one system for Litvania in April, where primary roads are S[number], secondary D[number], and tertiary are just numbers.

But where do these start? How do i keep it consistent?

I ask for suggestions and maybe new proposals, everything is welcome. Unnamed roads are boring.



Location: D315, Kolin, okres Kolin, Pomorie, Litvania

New City

Posted by EWaffles on 1 December 2017 in English (English)

I just joined OpenGeofiction and I don't really know exactly how to do things! How do you make a city? I tried to make one, and it didn't work. Also, how do you keep track of where you are working? If I am working in my city, how do I leave the website and then remember exactly where I am? Also, how do I name my city? I learned the basics of OpenGeofiction, but when I tried to do the walkthrough it wouldn't work. Can somebody help me, please? Thanks!

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