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Is this a realistic airport?

Posted by Eevee on 10 November 2017 in English (English)


I made my first airport a few days ago. I know almost nothing about airports, so I'd like to get some feedback. Is it realistic at all? What would you change? If the airport is realistic, I will add more details to it (grass, some buildings, parking areas, ref codes...).

The airport is the main airport of Suursaari (the capital of Eelanti).

Thanks for your feedback!

Location: Suursaari, Eelanti

Rendering engine slowdown ?

Posted by Marcello on 10 November 2017 in English (English)

It may be me being impatient, but do we have a rendering engine slowdown ? Even very small edits (and not coastline-related, for that matter) more than 5 hours ago do not show up .

And I was just planning to move a complete section of subway, imagine...


Taking a Break

Posted by Litvania on 10 November 2017 in English (English)

I am taking a 2 week break from OGF, because I wish to retreat from the anger and frustration this site gives me sometimes. Dear OGF, please stand while I am away. Don't let yourself be shattered to pieces by irrelevancy. Please don't.

Location: Sviborce, Seversko, Litvania

Pathfinding/Directions Issues

Posted by Aces California on 10 November 2017 in English (English)

I've being trying to fix an issue with a pair of intersections in one of my towns, and the issue is exclusively with the Directions/Pathfinding ability on OGF. Find linked HERE the issue at hand.

To explain, I have a one-way system on both roads, which is correctly laid out, but the directions don't seem to acknowledge the existence of the A4 highway. I've relaid every section of the highway to fix it, totally delete the interchange and then rebuild it from scratch. I don't see a reason why the directions don't see the A4 highway as existing, and I pride myself on having all roads navigable with the direction tool, so this is frustrating me a tiny bit.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Keep Up The Mapping

  • Aces California
Location: 16.554, 62.218

Idea I would like to propose

Posted by tommypoo on 10 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi all,

After going through the OGF Wiki, I got some inspiration and decided to make a "Lonely Planet" like Travel Guide company

Following that, I thought that maybe perhaps we could expand on this and each country if they decide to, could make their own "Sociable Planet" travel guide to his/her country. I think this would be a great idea as it would allow users to express their creativity and vision of their nation to other users.

Please feel free to comment and discuss this.

Many thanks, Tommypoo

I'd like to ask:

Posted by Tito_zz on 9 November 2017 in English (English)

(Not to copy the previous one xD) What are the font of road signs in your country? In my country it is Myriad Pro. But in your fictional country, not the real!

I'd like to ask; what kind of traffic lights are in your country?

Posted by plainoldbread on 7 November 2017 in English (English)

So you can show an image or just describe them.


If you have a specific list of different kinds varying by state, you can.

New updates in Igwepir

Posted by tule00 on 7 November 2017 in English (English)

Most people who know me, know that my flagship city is Igwepir. Lately, I've added/changed some parts of it:

  • Bergtorf - made the street network more realistic
  • Flusstat - mapped the whole district from scratch
  • Neu-Igwepir - changed the streets around the railways

So what do you all think?

Mapping Resort Areas and Golf Courses

Posted by No Way on 7 November 2017 in English (English)

Does anyone have a good example of mapping good looking resort hotels and/or golf courses/country clubs?

I have a few resort areas that I am looking to spruce up.


Posted by Litvania on 7 November 2017 in English (English)


Yesterday, I was reading the old hilarious discussion we had on D**cord, and let me say this:

Why Have We Freaked Out About Messaging Apps After One Unfortunate Incident?!

With proper administration, of myself and others I promise that this time, it will work out. Don't you wan't to return to those "old-times"? Also, Telegram is amazing! Iv'e been using it for a year now, and it has been absolutely amazing at doing it's job. There's even a music bot where you can download and listen to music!

The people who caused trouble last time are no longer here, so what's the problem? Are we all that antisocial? Come on. Proper admins are all we need to restore the wonders of the instant chat of OGF.

Please think about this before you comment "But i though this was settled blablabla...."


When I have enough detail on my first country to try mapping a new one what should it be?

Posted by plainoldbread on 6 November 2017 in English (English)

I'm thinking something european style, but with an entirely made up language that I created specifically for the country. I might go on both sides with this, should it have 2 languages or 1

Updating Josm

Posted by Proud_Bandiaterran on 6 November 2017 in English (English)

Unfortunately, I've been having trouble updating. 1. When I click the link on 'you should update', it brings me to the Josm download page. 2. I click on the most recent version, and it asks if I want to open or save. I click open. It runs a security scan. 3. It brings me to a internet explorer view downloads page. Looking at a tutorial video on how to download, this is not supposed to happen. It asks me if I want to save or open the file. 4. I click open. 5. Then it just duplicates the file and I'm back to step 3. HELP

Looks real?

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 5 November 2017 in English (English)

I started building Leulasta and as well, i think that is quite unreal but i not sure and i don't like to make a big mistake

Location: Lake Highway, Pöjoistti, Seryisia

What would be some possible uses for these buildings?

Posted by adminero_us on 5 November 2017 in English (English)

Some of them have already been labeled.

Location: Berles, Vinnmark

Transport map layer?

Posted by lars on 4 November 2017 in English (English)

Will there be a transport map layer, like in in osm, in the future? would be really cool to see all the public transportation routes.

happy happing, Lars

Location: Arthanderplatz, Ascot

Someone Flooded Antarephia...

Posted by geoboi on 3 November 2017 in English (English)

Global warning does not give us a break, now does it ?!?! (Go to zoom 12)

Location: Vicus Terminus, Goŋfrāgärā, Paxtar

Feedback on Plans

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

Hi, sorry for posting two a day, I can't delete diary entries even if they're mine.

I just wanted to ask fellow mappers for feedback on my lastest drawing, which will hopefully enter the map soon. It is meant to be a post socialist housing project with an ancient monastery in the middle of it south of the Lorava river, and has been partly started here.

I drew the river completely wrong, I know I'll have to put something there as well.

C4947 A3 F DC04 4 A9 B 8 BC1 E2 C43 C45 C513

Tell me whats missing, what i should make more realistic and so on...


Location: Rybáčkovo, Staré mesto, Lorava, Lorava I, Loravský kráj, Litvania


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

How do I put images in the diary posts? Ive tried multiple times but it just formats as a link to imgur or something. Can you guys help?


What is this enclave wonderland?

Posted by Proud_Bandiaterran on 2 November 2017 in English (English)

I've noticed there's a bizarre region of enclaves and general complicationmanatics west of Latania. I can't find any information on the wiki. What is this monster? Is it still being updated?

Location: E 4 planowana, Kurenia, Kureńska Republika Ludowa

Gutting out Markvað and starting all over

Posted by EMKLI on 31 October 2017 in English (English)

While writing this, I'm uploading a "nuke changeset" which will erase my capital city Markvað almost completely. If you ever visited Markvað, you probably will know why. The city was quite... "edgy". The reason for this might be interesting, so I'm telling you the history of Markvað and also a short story of my mapping life before I came to OGF.

There is a railway simulation program around, called BAHN (which is just the german word for railroad). It's not a "typical" railroad simulation - no 3D and also no cockpit simulation. Just plain 2D. You can create quite large networks with it and simulate complex train operations. It's like a model railroad, however, you can have a model railroad in the size of an entire country. I used to play that game since I was 7 years old (it was 1993), in fact, it was my first computer game. Since then, BAHN evolved quite heavily. Well, I don't want to make any advertising for this game, so let's move on.

I had designed a large city in that simulation. And this city became Markvað when I started with OGF. The one more thing you need to know about BAHN is that you can only build tracks in 90 and 45 degrees (and, in the meantime, also 22,5 degrees). And this is the reason why Markvað used to be so rectangular.

In those BAHN days, Markvað was built with the goal in mind to maximize the public transport network to a phantastic density. When I imported the city to OGF, there were about 40+ Metro lines and a very dense tram network (which didn't make it into OGF, I planned to insert it later). I guess, the new Markvað won't have so many lines. However, I copied my "maximize the public transport network" dogma to Norðurland (as you can read in the wiki article about the country). So there will be still an almost unrealistic PT density in Markvað. However, I will design it in a way that COULD be real in a country which enforces its citizens to use public transport a lot.

As I returned to Markvað in the last days, I thought, maybe I coud just "wigglify" the city. However, I tried and I wasn't satisfied. Also, I wanted to build some things different than I did in the first place. So I've decided to make a clean break and start all over. So let's see how the new Markvað will look like.

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