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Weekly Word #12

Posted by Black Baron on 28 August 2017 in English (English)

Having been chosen by Alessa as the winner of the weekly word, I have the great pleasure of announcing the 12th weekly word. As a lover of ancient ruins, field archeology and the recovery and conservation of heritage, the weekly word is ...

ANCIENT

The deadline will be midnight Monday morning (0:00 UTC).

Happy mapping!

Black Baron

News from the Autonomous Community of Edetanea

Posted by Black Baron on 23 April 2017 in English (English)

At last the Autonomous Community of Edetanea is acquiring the aspect that has always had in my mind! I'm very happy with the evolution of the territory. Soon I'll be able to detail the cities, although the old town of Edetanea is beginning to look just like I've always wanted. To the east you can appreciate the volcanic summits of Sierra de Cuerna, with the mangroves of Cuerna in the underlying plain. To the north Sierra Espadánea, with the rivers that flow towards the Espadáneo River and the River Royo. To the south the cliffs of Adra, with the city of Adra and the old town on the cliff, next to the mangroves of Adra and the Selva Roya and Selva de Adra. The foothills of Peñas Royas heading from Cuerna to Edetanea... Sierra Murviedra, with its villages climbing the mountains... And Edetanea, the capital, like a gem set in a ring, shining along the Edeta River and the protected wetland of L'Horta. In the next few days I will develop the Edeta Valley, the surroundings of Losilla de los Caballeros and the Paso de Orgeta. I hope you like it and someday make a trip through these lands. :-P Suggestions for business, embassies, etc ... are accepted. Happy mapping!

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-16.4871/130.4640

Castilea Archantea is growing

Posted by Black Baron on 20 March 2017 in English (English)

Castilea Archantea is growing!

In recent days I have been working on the development of the orography of the Autonomous Community of Edetanea. In the same way I have added numerous villages in the region. Gradually I am progressing with smaller details and finally I will focus on the development of buildings of towns and cities. At the moment the capital is waiting .... I have defined the cliff that borders the old town of Adra, as well as the beaches of the isthmus. You can already see details of the Malpaso Gorge, the abrupt landscapes of Alto del Cedro and Morrón Tosco in the Sierra Espadanea, as well as the narrow union of the Autonomous Community of Edetanea with Delta del Río Blanco, through Orgeta del Paso . I hope you like it...

Happy mapping!

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=10/-16.4703/130.5739

Edetanea, Pujo and Pucena

Posted by Black Baron on 12 February 2017 in English (English)

After months of work the region of Edetanea begins to resemble the idea that I have in mind. In the coming weeks I will map more details of the small towns, especially Pujo and Maternea, since Pucena is practically concluded. When I finish these regions, I have doubts as to whether undertake the task of detailing the maritime neighborhoods of Edetanea or developing the region of Cubenea del Lago and Iliana.

Between May and June I will finish detailing the Sierra Espadanea and I will create the Sierra de Cuerna, as well as the rivers that depend on these. With this, I will have completed the physical structure of the Edetanea Region. According to this rhythm of work I calculate that I can finish Castilea Archanta with a level of detail according to the region that I am currently completing in the year 2073 ...

http://www.opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-16.3910/129.9728

Tectonic Plates

Posted by Black Baron on 31 January 2017 in English (English)

Hello mappers! I have been working on a possible map of tectonic plates in OGF. I would like to know your opinion about it. There are many possibilities for the location of the tectonic plates and the direction of the displacement of these influences the existence of rifts and mountains, as is the case of the central mountain range in Uletha and the high mountains of the north of Castilea Archantea, in the Center of Archanta Major. Espero que os guste. Poco a poco iremos perfeccionando el maravilloso mundo de OGF. Happy mapping!

Tectonic Plates Map

Edetanea Convention on Wetlands

Posted by Black Baron on 31 December 2016 in English (English)

The Edetanea Convention or Edetanea Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources. It is named after the city of Edetanea in Castilea Archantea, where the Convention was signed in 1872. This treaty came into force in 1875 (it was the first modern treaty between nations aimed at conserving natural resources). Since then, states from all the world's geographic regions have acceded to become “Contracting Parties”.

Every four years, representatives of the Edetanea Convention Contracting Parties meet as the Conference of the Wetlands (COW), the policy-making organ of the Edetanea Convention which adopts resolutions and recommendations to administer the work of the Edetanea Convention and improve the way in which the Parties are able to implement its objectives ("the maintenance of the ecological character of the wetlands, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development, for the benefit of humankind").

Under the Edetanea Convention, a wide variety of natural and human-made habitat types ranging from rivers to coral reefs can be classified as wetlands. Wetlands include billabongs, coral reefs, fens, lakes, mangroves, marshes, mudflats, peat bogs, salt marshes, swamps, or bodies of water - whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary. Water within these areas can be static or flowing; fresh, brackish or saline; and can include inland rivers and coastal or marine water to a depth of six metres at low tide. There are even underground wetlands. Wetlands provide fundamental ecological services and are regulators of water regimes and sources of biodiversity at all levels - species, genetic and ecosystem. Wetlands constitute a resource of great economic, scientific, cultural, and recreational value for the community and play a vital role in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The Edetanea Convention encourages the designation of sites containing rare or unique wetlands because of their ecological, botanical, limnological, zoological or hydrological importance.

The List of Wetlands of International Importance included 2,267 Edetanea Sites in December 2016 covering over 2.5 million square kilometres.


Please, share with me the Wetlands of your countries (location and special, rare or unique characteristics) and I'll include those which accomplish the criteria to the List of Wetlands of International Importance. Maybe a picture?

Thank you very much and Happy New Year! Looking forward your contribution!

Location: Autovía Edetanea - Edetanea Highway, Edetanea, Comunidad Autónoma de Edetanea - Península de Castilea, Comunidad Autónoma de Delta e Islas del Río Blanco, Castilea Archantea

Castellanese regions

Posted by Black Baron on 10 September 2016 in Spanish (Español)

Hola a todos. En los próximos días solicitaré un territorio para desarrollar. Por favor, ¿cómo puedo saber todos los territorios en los cuales el castellanés es el idioma principal? Mi objetivo es la creación de un territorio basado en una monarquía parlamentaria, cuyos orígenes se remonten a la colonización por parte de Castellán. Se trataría de un territorio en el cual una rama de la monarquía originaria permaneció aislada por los conflictos circundantes y mantuvo su poder. Tras un período dictatorial dicha familia realizó una transición de la dictadura a una monarquía parlamentaria, que es la que actualmente persiste. He localizado un territorio idóneo para ello cerca de Balonis y Renkistán. Un saludo a todos, en especial a los castellaneses.

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