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I made a train map

Posted by dwtr on 19 February 2018 in English (English)

I thought that I'd try and make my first train map for my town, St. Botolph.

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Location: Landerra, Ostrabury, Walentia

Finding my groove...

Posted by geoboi on 18 February 2018 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

this is a semi-survey sort of diary entry where I'm trying to figure some stuff out. My question for everyone is how you guys go about making detailed mountain ranges (landuse layers to make it look realistic, number of nodes, node placement, etc.). I really hope you can all help. Comments are much appreciated!!!

Cheers, Geoboi

Edetanea Fire Festival

Posted by Black Baron on 18 February 2018 in English (English)

Each neighbourhood of the city of Edetanea, in Castilea Archantea has an organised group of people, the Casalea fallerea, that works all year long holding fundraising parties and dinners. Each casalea fallerea produces a construction known as a fallea which is eventually burnt. A casalea fallerea is also known as a comissiĆ³ fallerea and currently there are approximately 500 registered in Edetanea. The Edetanea Fire Festival will take place on March, when the Old Town of Edetanea will be insanely fine detailed. I'll look forward to your visit! Happy mapping!

The Megastadium

Posted by magnesium on 18 February 2018 in English (English)

Some huge stadium I created in District of Springwood. (formerly North Springwood and Springwood) It probably hasn't rendered yet by the time that you've commented.

Location: Fearnagh Bay Highway, Town of Redstoneville, Kingdom of New Commonia, Commonia

Making the first cities of Peaceland

Posted by FancyFoxy on 17 February 2018 in English (English)

So, I've been working on this for a little while now. I still plan on working on Tempora, but for now, my main focus is here. I've made Albert as the capital of the nation, with two smaller cities nearby named Evenson and New Peace. The downtown region of the city is composed of the old city and the new region surrounding it. What do you guys think of the city?

Question regardung verisimilitude

Posted by GibranalNN on 16 February 2018 in English (English)

Can I use the term dagwon for use in Buildtionian Ingerish? Actually the term came from the anime Yuusha Shirei Dagwon (1996 iirc) and the term in the anime means "brave hero" in an alien language; thus this might violate OGF verisimilitude rules. But unfortunately there is a city called Tengah which contains a large portion of real world names (Hatta, Paku Buwono &c; see location in link) so perhaps it is ok to add the term to Buildtionian Ingerish--I would like to rename the Buildtionian National Armed Forces into the Buildtionian National Dagwons, the Army, Navy and Air Force into Land, Naval and Air Dagwons respectively.

Location: Cengkareng, Tengah, Atacoma del Norte, Midistland

Latest additions in Gardensa

Posted by eleinads on 13 February 2018 in English (English)

Dear all, in this page of the diary, I update you on the last main interventions in the mapping of the territory of Gardensa.

First, in the capital, Giliarca, the San Fortunio Underground Railstation (not a subway station, but an ordinary train station located underground, on the model of several existing underground railway stations, like Penn Station in NY or the recent station of "Porta Susa Sotterranea" in Turin, Italy).

[20180214 Update... Ah: the district surrounding the San Fortunio Station is a financial area where all banks have set up a branch: if you have a bank in your country, choose a nearby building not already tagged, so tag it with your bank and send me a message or a comment below to let me know!]

San Fortunio Underground Railstation

Secondly, always in Giliarca, the Indaco Amphitheater, on the banks of the homonymous river.

Indaco Amphitheater

Thirdly, moving out of the city, the Naghisco Dam, which forms the homonymous artificial lake, fundamental for the water supply of the city of Giliarca. (Below the dam there is the hydroelectric plant and, next to it, the village of workers. If you think it's too close to the dam, I can move it.)

[20180216 update: I moved the village a few hundred meters ... actually the position it had was incompatible with the difference in height that should have been there.]

Naghisco Dam



Location: 10, Gardensa


Posted by fnowacki on 13 February 2018 in English (English)

Hi guys I'am sorry but I wasn't active that much for the last few weeks. I wanted to say that I will map more in Malavsko with a new plan for my country.

Brennland: developing the "Alps"

Posted by Jumbooo on 12 February 2018 in English (English)

Hi everyone

this is a copy of my topic posted on the forum. Sorry for this, but for some reason no one is answering there...

I'm here to ask feedback about the work I'm doing in my first country, Brennland. I've started mapping using the in-browser tool, but I've switched to JOSM last week. I've sketched a part of the main river, Brenne, which flows from the northern part of Brennland towards the big lake in the south. Having very precise ideas about a particular area of the country, I've started mapping at a high detail level from a very small city, Freienfeld, in the northern part of Brennland, and its surrounding area (61.8252, 54.6268) This is an area of big mountains and quite wide valleys, an "alpine" scenario, like the ones of the big valleys of Austria or South Tyrol (Italy). I'm asking for a feedback, as this is my first attempt in mapping such complicated areas (and a whole Country). In the recent past I've mapped a bigger city, Dominton, in Midistland (38.3351, 93.5067).

Thank you and happy mapping to everyone!

Location: Svedonia

Regional boundaries

Posted by artoija on 11 February 2018 in English (English)

Within my country, I have three regions, region 1, region 2, and region 3, I was wondering if someone can help me delete those regions and help me make new ones within my country. I am open to all suggestions and help

Location: Region 1, Populchra

Country making

Posted by Some1_99 on 8 February 2018 in English (English)

How do you claim your own country

Baby you can drive my karst

Posted by louis_walker on 6 February 2018 in English (English)

Karst in southwestern China, near Guilin

When I was doing initial research to figure out what I wanted Patermas to look like, I spent a lot of time looking at parts of the world located around the same latitude...and I stumbled upon the incredible karst formations in the borderlands of China and Vietnam, along the Gulf of Tonkin. I decided that Patermas needed some epic karst, despite the challenge that mapping such an intricate landmass would present.

Version 1.0 of the Yagui range on the Patermas-Draco border is now live on the map, and I could use some feedback. I get that it's not quite right yet, so constructive only, please...don't just say "X doesn't work," share an idea or potential solution. :) Or, hey, if you like it the way it is, tell me to chill.

Here's a link to a side-by side comparison with the best-mapped chunk I could find in China as a real-world comparison. Most of the real range, sadly, hasn't really been mapped in any detail in OSM, but in actuality it stretches for many thousands of square miles. Obviously the map could never capture the actual look of the real thing, so I'm going for something gestural.

I'm generally pleased with how it's turning out, but something about it feels a bit too lava-lamp-y to me. Thoughts??

Location: Petan City, The Republic of Draco

Commonia Tests?

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 5 February 2018 in English (English)

Is it allowed to use the Blue countries like a 'Testing Zone' for cities to see if we like it, then copy-paste it into our own countries?

Also, could it be possible to 'Control' those kinds of areas that we use as a literal 'testing ground'?

I don't know if this is supposed to go to forums.

Thanks, Zekiel


Posted by magnesium on 3 February 2018 in English (English)

A new town I'm working on, called Lowden. North Springwood...meh i'm probably gonna stop working on that. Probably a bit less

Location: Fearnagh Bay Highway, Town of Redstoneville, Kingdom of New Commonia, Commonia

Can you make your own private map?

Posted by Some1_99 on 2 February 2018 in English (English)

Sorry, Im new

Sorry Im asking again

Posted by Kazuya on 2 February 2018 in English (English)

I just didn't get that much advice, so I am reposting it again.

My country

When will I be able to develop my own country?

Posted by El General on 2 February 2018 in English (English)

How soon will I be able to make my own country, that being the reason joined in the first place.

What is the smallest city in OGF?

Posted by magnesium on 1 February 2018 in English (English)

(The smallest classified city)

How long does it take to get your town name onto the search results?

Posted by magnesium on 31 January 2018 in English (English)

I created a town called North Springwood but I can't find it on the search results. That's why I have to search New Commonia every time.

Location: Cargo Road, Town of Redstoneville, Kingdom of New Commonia, Commonia

Tenders Open for Saviso Cricket Ground

Posted by ParAvion on 30 January 2018 in English (English)

There's disquiet in Saviso at the moment. The city is due to host the New Ingerish cricket team soon, and they've nowhere to play! A city of nearly five million, and the Saviso Cricket Ground is nowhere to be seen! After consulting with cartographers over rum, the St Austellian government realised there's nobody in Vodeo who can build a stadium, and that foreign expertise should be sought.

I'm quite pleased with how Saviso is coming along, it seems to be keeping up pretty well with its more well-established foreign counterparts. And yet for the life of me, I just can't build a stadium. I've tried to design one myself, but I'm never satisfied with the shape or scale. So I'm turning it over to the community - who thinks they can build a worthy stadium for Saviso? I'm intending on it being something like the the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with plenty of capacity and lots of room for rugby and football in the off-season.

As usual, there's a crate of Port Adelaide rum in it to sweeten the deal.

Location: Oldfield, Saviso, Saviso City, Vodeo
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