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Klausburg: Becoming a big city

Posted by tule00 on 2 May 2018 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

I've really been dedicated to my city of Klausburg lately. I think that the city is looking way more realistic by now. It's supposed to be a typical German-looking city, with around 120 000 inhabitants.

What do you all think? Is it coming along nicely? All thoughts, suggestions and criticism are welcome.


AR120 states are now available! Plus, we want your suggestions!

Posted by admin on 28 April 2018 in English (English)

For details visit the forum!

What I've Done With Albert

Posted by FancyFoxy on 28 April 2018 in English (English)

I've been working on Albert for a while, though I recently removed all my roads and started again, because I was really dissatisfied with how it was looking. I've tried to make a more structured system by having 'city zones' between tertiary+ roads that control their small region under control of the city, and the roads inside the zones are decided by them. It's been pretty successful, but I'm still having trouble making it look like a realistic city.

My main problem, though, is dealing with elevation. The city is supposed to be in a mountain-heavy region and I have trouble making the roads appear that way. The forests are supposed to be regions too steep, that were left as forests. However, there is still lots of elevation outside those forests, and I need a little advice/help dealing with it.

I'm still mostly happy with how this is turning out, even if I had to start over.

(Also, you may see some out-of-place buildings, those are just leftover that I used for reference)

Location: Cape Coral, Capricorn, SPV

New settlers arrived and are applying for a piece of land !

Posted by SwissCrusader on 27 April 2018 in English (English)


I am an active OSM contributor and I've always had some geofictitious worlds in my head that meet the requirements here (modern world fiction) and I would be glad to join the project for mapping my ideas in your world.

I tried to join like several years ago but my account was terminated after hours, for some unknown reasons, without me being able to do a single commit. So I hope the project is still active and that I will be able to participate in it.

If I understand, I must prove my skills by populating an area of a common zone with JOSM, create some test cities etc., and then if I am active enough I will be able to take possession of an available country.

I do not know how to get in touch with other members in case there are some mandatory ways of mapping, like some unwritten customs I should know, in addition to those written on the wiki home page etc. but anyway if I do any mistakes please let me know by PM before banning me !

I hope you understand my motivation in the project. See you at Commonia's best beach resorts !


How to make good cities?

Posted by iiEarth on 24 April 2018 in English (English)

Hello, guys. I have a question, as I joined very recently. How to make good cities? What should I add? Any tips? Thank you for using some of your time to review upon this.

Location: North Coast Highway, Blaan, Dilleland, Commonia

Loken Regional Airport

Posted by computerfan0 on 20 April 2018 in English (English)

I am making a new airport in Gobrassanya: Loken Regional Airport. This is a very small airport .

Why is the route finding algorithm not working all the time?

Posted by Toadwart on 17 April 2018 in English (English)

The route finding algorithm works for me only sometimes. When it works, the results were so far correct. I wanted to play around with ferry travel times but again since two days ago it is not working anymore.

Does it sometimes crash and is then resarted again regularly? I never saw it working consistently since the feature was introduced.

Is it supposed to work or still in a testing phase?

First language in the world (OGF)

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 14 April 2018 in English (English)

I know, this maybe is the worst question, but iam asking anyways: What is our first language, for example, in the RW, there was Mesopotamia the "first" civilization, they speaked Sumerian.

So, in conclusion Mesopotamia speaked Sumerian, so i guess OGF should have their "first" civilization AND "first" language.

PD: I will mapping my country but i was very busy this days.

PD2: My country Garzibania have an a ongoing civil war, if you do not know it (I was some busy to map it).

(Probably) One of The Largest Nuclear Generating Facilities

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 14 April 2018 in English (English)


I just finished the Paul Luc-Jean Centrale Nucléaire (PLCN), and I wanted to know if it is the largest and how to improve it.

Some Context

In 2003, the government of Bélice passed Le Loi Vert (The Green Bill), banning the use of gasoline cars by residents, among other things. One of the effects was that all old gas plants were demolished and replaced with the one new nuclear power plant. Construction was already underway as far back as 1997, and with a lot of government funding, the entire site was completed in 2018.

The construction of the facility cost the government the equivalent of $40 000 000 000, along with other costs associated with The Green Bill, which had put the nation into massive amounts of debt, but with the surplus of energy created by the plant, Bélice is now running more surpluses and slowly moving out of debt.

About The Plant

Each of the large stations (nicely named Station 1, 2, and 3) contain 4 state-of-the-art BEDU (Analogue of CANDU) reactors, and therefore contain 12 reactors in total. This one plant can supply the entire nation with power and still have more to export to other nations nearby. There are nearby wind and solar farms, as well as hydroelectric dams (coming in the future)

What do you think? Any questions?

Note: The buildings will be resized and the layout changed.

Thanks, Zekiel

Location: Ciroĉi, Béliĉe

Vertbourne Revisited

Posted by CaboAzul on 14 April 2018 in English (English)

I'd like some constructive criticism on what I have so far here in Vertbourne.

Location: Cableton, Côte Franquesse, Commonia


Posted by DematyMaps on 13 April 2018 in English (English)

After some thought, I decided that much of Nantozito, the capital of Aháas, just did not look right to me. Therefore, I also decided that I wanted to redo some parts of the city. I was wondering, given the geography, could anyone here provide any tips as to the city's new layout so that I may improve it?

Location: Autumn Bridge, Tangua

An island

Posted by magnesium on 12 April 2018 in English (English)

So this is my 10th diary entry, and I'd like to show you this. Jackson Island is in Charlington and has Wakeham next to it. It has its own railway. So, anyway that's my island! Constructive criticism is appreciated. (Sorry about the flood)

Location: Hammersmith, Charlington, Commonia


Posted by DaveMaps9876 on 10 April 2018 in English (English)


I am Davemaps9876. I just started this program yesterday and started on a city

I would like how to make my city better and some tips for getting better better.

Mappers' Workout #1-Street/grid storming

Posted by zhenkang on 8 April 2018 in English (English)

Alright, I may not be an expert on mapping, but I thought there should be some 'mapping workouts', you know, like warm-ups before taking on big or even medium projects.

The Mappers' Workout is quite inspired by 'Composers' Workout' from Art of Composing, where, well, anyone interested in composing is welcomed, learn some basic composing techniques and share ideas, like a forum. So like the owner of the website then started some workouts for us, quite long ago (I only re-visited the site a few days ago, then go exploring the new features a bit).

Anyway, back to the workout. The workout is based on this compositional workout, the very first one.

The workout

It can be hard to even draw a town from scratch, let alone a mega city or the capital. So I thought of starting this workout with the following instructions. (it can be done using iD or JOSM, but iD will work fine at zoom 17.)

  1. Draw just a few streets in any pattern you like, maybe like a 3x3 grid or streets spread out form a point. The streets do not have to be too long, maybe like 100m or so.

  2. Determine the land-use you would like for each street (or grid if you are drawing grids). (Residential, Commercial, Retail etc.)

  3. Draw buildings and restaurants or whatever is appropriate. The features do not be as large as a hospital or a college. Draw small, not big.

  4. Mind your scale and everything. Basic mapping rules still apply.

  5. There is no need to go and develop and expand the set of streets or go into very deep details during this workout. You are only practising the skill of creating new stuff, not developing features. This is important.

  6. After you are done with the basic stuff, well, feel free to do anything. If you have no use for the stuff you drew, then feel free to delete it, though it will be a shame.

You can do this in a blue country or in your own territory. I won't care where you are going to do this. Anywhere is fine, but please don't go and intrude into someone else's territory!

I will do this workout. It should not take more than 45 minutes, or 30 for those experienced. Share your experience below.

Note: This workout may not be monthly or weekly or on a regular basis. Whenever I feel like setting up a workout I will just post it.


Posted by UN1TY on 7 April 2018 in English (English)

I thought I’d share this article comparing population densities of European cities.

It has a lot of information on how, when, and why the most crowded neighborhoods developed, and includes several satellite images for reference.

This could be useful for those of us who might be designing European-style cities in our OGF territories.

Hello everyone!

Posted by campbt on 6 April 2018 in English (English)

Hi all.

Just discovered this amazing website today. I have signed up and am looking forward to contributing!

Thanks, campbt

My new city; Ville de Desirs.

Posted by GEOMaps on 3 April 2018 in English (English)

Hi all. I just want to let you know that I am making a new city named Ville de Desirs. This city will be a new challenge for me, and I want all of you to give me any suggestion. I am accepting ALL ideas. So far, I have begun construction on the entrance to the city. The city will soon link to Persil Town and possibly cross a bridge to Ville de'Ieau. This city will be a new and important addition to my country. Thank you all for making a wonderful community!

P.S. The updates will only show at a certain zoom.

Random Names

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 2 April 2018 in English (English)

I think that a lot of new users, create countries with no etymology (not derived from a word) like Peaceland or Buildtion, even Iceland and Greenland have an etymology. I think there should be a guide for that to make OGF more versamilitude.

PD: Is ironic that Greenland have a lot of ice and Iceland having a lot of green grass.

Important stuff

Posted by MapUser on 1 April 2018 in English (English)

As I am drawing and sketching ideas for the country such as places for major cities and rivers and natural features, I was wondering how would I add important places? For example, a capital city? I may only have like one place but I was wondering, since other countries do and how would I put it on here?

Bus Map for Downtown/Central Quentinsbrgh

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 31 March 2018 in English (English)

I've felt a bit stuck in my normal mapping lately, but my home city irl just did a major revamp of their bus system so I'd been thinking a lot about buses and routes lately. I decided to make a QUARTA bus map for central Quentinsburgh based on the routes I'd listed out on the QUARTA wiki page!!

The PDF is here:

Technically this is "West-Central and Downtown Quentinsburgh", since "Central" refers to the area in the very middle of the city, east of what's shown on this map.

These routes are subject to change of course, but since the roads in the area other than the islands (hence the unnumbered bus routes) are pretty much complete, I thought now would be a good time to show you guys. Blue C routes are "Crosstown"/frequent service routes, the red are just regular local routes. Express buses aren't listed yet. Gray in the background is QLine Metro & Metro BRT, and the green and light blue are streetcars that run through downtown.

Feedback on routing would be helpful.

I still need to do a lot to it, like add transit centers and subway stops, but I think the general idea here is pretty far along.

(Alas my old laptop recently got stolen so I lost the subway map I'd been working on for the last year... but hopefully I'll be able to get started on that again at some point too)

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