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Hello! For the past few days, I've been working on developing my new country, the country of Brieland (AR045c). I was wondering if I could get some feedback for what I might need to do better, or what might need to be changed. Everything's still a work in progress, so any suggestions are helpful!
Thanks, Warren J
So, I am new to OGF. I did a little bit of mapping in Commonia, and I am accepting suggestions for names for the country that I am planning. Remember- the country I am planning speaks Gaerman and has a climate like New York.
I had been so much sad cause of cancellation my law lesson however I returned my home town at an early time so I had a bit of time for mapping in my country.
Today I assambled my railroads and I constructed new roads,railroads builds and somethings :)
Tomorrow I'll try to working about some cities Penimah,Haderah,Tadilah and Homiyah...
Do you know that I inspired my towns or cities names from Hebrew and Arabic :)
Already some people can understand Kadimah,Penimah and Homiyah are from Hatikvah...
That's all for now,in future time I'll synthesize Hebrew and Arabic languages,cultures and their modern life styles.
BTW I'll give name to great river (on the left great river) that name will be Zionminah..
I feel like it's a bit featureless, but I don't want to be super dense as in this. Is this sketch good? How should I draw curves? Should I cut the forest into several parts? Am I integrated enough with my neighbour?
No stress. I'm not in a hurry.
So, i've barely been 3 days (ish) on this site and i've been having alot of fun mapping around. I've grabbed some inspiration from other people's cities, albeit, most of what i build are small towns like the ones you would see where i live.
I would enjoy it if you could give me some feedback on the two towns and the roads that connect them that i've built (I would also enjoy some feedback on the highway infrastructure i've built, you can find it as "N3 Norte/Sur")
Thanks in advance, Nick Rod. P.S: How many racetracks are there in this world? IMO i think i'm the only one who added one) Edit: I've been notified by some really nice people about some racetracks around here, so yeah.
Hey guys come on don't be rude we are here to be happy mapping, you know, and we all can learn of our mistakes don't be rude because this is a friendly community
(go and see my village: Andalúzida and tell what you thing without being rude but being polite)
I have been working on a city for a while now and I want some feedback of how it is going. the city
I tried to make it look like my hometown Santa Barbara.
Also, I was wondering if any one wanted to edit it my country.
It's in 'Holton', a name you've heard loads of times...but I don't want to see complaints. So, comment if you want a house.
As some of you may know, my country Řots in the southern part of Archanta (Astrasia) is a split society: the normal people live their own normal modern every day lives, whereas the country's royal family and the (higher) nobility follow the more than 1200 year old Codex (a fixed set of protocols) which essentially keeps them in medieval times and in recent centuries has estranged them from the rest of the country. At first the people lived by their conservative rule, but when Řots lost a large part of their territory due to the arrival of colonial powers in the 17th century (e.g. Florescentians, Ingrish in what are now the South Astrasian Federation and Karvaland), some educated inhabitants of Řots saw that the country couldn't develop they way they thought it should, and when it turned out to be impossible to convince the nobility to abandon or even modify the Codex, people started to just ignore the Codex, which proved to be okay for the royal family and the rest of the nobility. Since that moment, the royal household has remained located near the original 'Royal Capital of Řots', the city of Kotōlets, whereas the modern government operates from Nekkar. Nowadays only the prime minister has a more intimate knowledge of the King, his family, and their daily actions, but he or she knows only what the King wants him to know - which is not very much indeed, as not even the prime minister knows e.g. who is currently next in line to succeed the King when he dies.
Today I posted a news article here about the announcement that the incumbent King of Řots (Verteř V Storm) is planning to attend a session of parliament on 15 March. This is the first time in almost 90 years that a head of state of Řots will be attending a parliament session (which he is constitutionally allowed to do). The man is in his late 80s though (precise details about his age are unknown) and of fragile health, has never seen a car or other modern technology, so the country's government has announced drastic measures to make this visit happen. The event will be recorded on camera, although these cameras will be camouflaged as to not upset His Majesty by things he doesn't know exist.
This will probably be the biggest event in Řots in at least the last 50 years. Many have never seen so much as a picture of their monarchs in their lifetime (the current king ascended the throne only two years ago after his older brother died sine prole), and the government is probably underestimating the amount of nationals (including staunch republicans) that will come to the capital (Nekkar) to catch a glimpse of their King, so the country is set for a week of madness.
The parliament visit is however just a ruse; there is another reason for the King's visit to Nekkar. Today I finally got around to defining the Royal Family and the reason for this visit. However, I'm inclined not to post anything about this (at least not for the time being), in order to keep the mystery that surrounds this family. Should I anyway?
I am fairly new to OpenGeoFiction, having created an account here last month. I had attempted to start a town off of a highway within 24 hours of joining, but realised I was not all that experienced with making towns and cities in OpenGeoFiction, so I decided to make some tests and try out stuff without saving it to the map for all to see, and started thinking about a smaller town idea I could easily make. Recently I created the town of Galentia as my first town I a fully creating, located off of West Central Expressway I-101 in Commonia, designed to be a stop along the highway/motorway on long routes, where you can get gas, food or even stay the night at a hotel. I built it along the motorway West Central Expressway I-101 seeing that a super long stretch of it was empty, had no gas stations along it, or even any population at all. I built it a little ways from the city of Celemberra so that if this were real life, there'd be cars actually consistantly using the nearby motorway and there'd be many people who'd stop in the town of Galentia. The town of Galentia also has some houses and a small population, although is mainly built as a stop for long routes along the nearby motorway. The town of Galentia is currently only being based on my experiences stopping along the highway in the various parts of the USA (I visit family for Thanksgiving on the east coast each year and drive a few hours from the airport to the beach, I live in Western Colorado and drive a few hours to Denver multiple times a year, occasionaly make other long drives throughout the country and in a lot of the drives final destinations I've stayed in hotels that are there) to small towns thats main offerings are services that would be mainly used by people who stop off of the highway.
Anyways, as I am a new user, I was wondering if anyone could make some suggestions for my town so I can make it better. Just remember, I'm new so my town might not be all that great right now, and don't give me extremely advanced suggestions either.
Sometimes when I was bored without a computer to do any mapping, I would plunge into other user's diary entries (pardon for prying into those) to dig up at least some things which happened in OGF before I came into OGF.
I decided to compile all of such 'significant' events' in OGF here, along with the supporting diary entries (the dates may be inaccurate).
- 1 September 2013: The launch of the OGF website (by Joschi81 and Thilo)
- 13 June 2013: Presentation of OGF at SotM-EU (video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sk37V0IsB0)
- 22 June 2013: Introduction of 'purple territories'
- 2 August 2014: Official introduction of OGF wiki
- 22 August 2014: Wishes answered for including images and slippy maps in wiki
- 25 October 2014: Shortening of waiting period for personal territories
- 15 November 2014: Setting up of OGF:Embassies page
- 18 February 2015: New wiki main page launched by Luciano
- 2 June 2015: Introduction of OGN news website
- 7 June 2016: Launch of experimental user's dashboard by Luciano
- 7 November 2015: Setting up of 'War and Conflicts' page
- 20 October-27 November 2015: Period of contients' and oceans' names' elections
- 10 April 2016: Start of translation of About page into other languages
- 7 November 2016: Major collaboration discussion
- 4 March 2017: Official vs unofficial collobarative territories
- 17 April 2017: Lauch of OGF scale tool
- 19 April 2017: New iD launched
- 22 November 2017: Launch of WikiForum
This year (2018) will be OGF's 5th anniversary. If there could be a suitable time for the grand opening of the western continents and/or AR120, it could be on 01/09/18. Anyway, I can't believe OGF is turning 5 this year, and I hope for something special to happen this year.
Anyway, it is still slightly too early to take about OGF 2023. But I think we should soon think about the future of OGF soon.
(If I miss out anything or if there is an error/mistake, you can comment here.)
I started a draft organization called IBA and I collected all the existing TV/Radio call signs. I'm looking forward to establish a standard in call signs of various stations. Though this is not mapping-related, call sign should be taken into consideration when naming HQ buildings for stations.
If a new organization is too much, I might merge it into AN-affiliated ITA.
Hope everyone is well, I'm glad to see that OGF is still alive and well.
I was wondering if this can be done and is realistic.
Also if i can move my boundaries of my country to "Adjust to islands".
Also i have JOSM if you ask...
Edited: Why it still says "Seysia"? How i can remove that?
So yeah, I've got to the point where Monmouth is pretty large and it's got enough suburbs. And Hareby hasn't got that much space left, either. So, I might as well open it to you lot, since pretty much all of you are much more experienced and overall better than me at this stuff. So, what should I do with Monmouth? Please be specific, telling me to 'put in more detail' doesn't quite tell me what I should do, more what you want to happen over a long amount of time.
Hello to the OGF World!
I read in some of the history books how Maria Theresa, queen of Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, after some land were liberated from the ottoman rule decided to freely give large parts of land to the peasants from all around her kingdoms. So I decided to do something similar. ;)
As I noticed that as I'm mapping I start to repeat the same schema everywhere. So to introduce some diversity I'll give a possibility to the everyone here to map some lands of my country. As my way of the mapping is largely historical - I start some town in the medieval ages and develop it modifying, changing, adapting urban elements to the new centuries - so we are going to do it that way :
imagine you're somewhere between 1200 - 1800, and you were given the opportunity to take some land, in the countryside or inside some town, and map whatever you want : some family farm, manufacture, family countryside villa, shrine, college, etc. and name it - and it will be integrated in my work - i'll develop it and it might become: town, protected historical heritage ...
*Explore little bit my country : http://opengeofiction.net/#map=9/-45.4438/36.5323
*Explore the topography: http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/f/fc/TOPO_map_of_Montran.png
*the north of the country is reserved for French, west for Danish and rest for English
*the north is Switzerland-Austria like, south-west Tuscany like, and the rest: north France, north Germany, south England, Benelux like.
*be creative, be free, map wherever you want, do not delete existing elements and good luck!
*no permissions needed
I hope you will be generous ;)
A month ago I was doing random things around Commonia, West Commonia... But now that I'm back I started a new little village that is called Andalúzida. Please go and tell me what do you think of it
Anyone know what happened to the cities of West Montague Shores, Valarauco and Valicia in Gobrassanya??
So, yeah, I'm back doing random stuff in Commonia. This place called Monmouth, to be precise. If you go to New Commonia now, you'll find Monmouth is probably one of the main settlements there. I'll go through the suburbs first, largest to smallest. Hareby is a small city / large town to the east of Monmouth Proper, and is probably about half the size of Monmouth. It lies entirely within the district, though a few of the houses are just metres from the city border with the District of Springwood, and has it's own castle and services on the M607. Parkwood (and Holton) is a small town in the / to the north of Monmouth, and is right next to the reservoir and local beauty spot. It lies entirely within the district, and is a fair way away from the border, the closest near Randen and Lleaby. It also encompasses the borough of Holton, a small-ish area in the north of the town. Mountainside is a small town / large village to the north / north east of Monmouth, and is near the intersection of the M67, M607 and M602. It lies just south of the regional park, and is near the very middle of the district, the nearest border being all the way over in Randen. Parkway is a small village / borough in the west of Monmouth, swallowed by the city. It is near the actual road called the Parkway, and can be reached easily by both inner and outer ring roads. It has two schools and a housing estate. Randen is a small village to the north-west of Monmouth, right next to the outer border. It is near the M607's NW corner, and the regional park. It is scaled horribly, but is near a farm and has a duel carriageway to both the Cape Highway in the west, and Mountainside and inevitably the M67 to the east.