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1 Year of Mapping

Posted by Kazuya on 11 November 2017 in English (English)

Hi OGF!

I am very proud to say that I have been mapping in OGF for a year now. Over the year, I have been working in Gobrassanya, my old country, Kazuya, and my new country, Freedonia.

Also, I would like some feed back on how my country is doing so far.

Kazuya

Location: Hyde Islands Market Square, Mirai City, United Republic of Freedonia

Comment from oneofbeatlefan on 11 November 2017 at 19:30

Hey, congrats on a year anniversary!

I like your country especially your cities, but it still lack of natural features, and I would love to see if those many big cities still have some preserved nature or just full of sprawling suburban. Anyway, I'd be much more impressed if you put more details into one of your city like buildings and point. I know it takes time but, yeah. Good luck and happy mapping

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Comment from Sarepava on 11 November 2017 at 21:35

What does your country do economically that can support the dense cities in these small islands? No way is there enough land to grow all the food you need, and the energy demands will be huge, so a huge amount of people's incomes and GDP will go on importing these things. It might just about be conceivable if your country is like Hong Kong or Singapore or a tax haven but in those countries there's usually one big city on the main island and the rest of the country is pretty poor and reliant on tourism.

If you intend to have a USA-level of car use, your entire city will be gridlocked (that is, if the high price of imported fuel and lack of parking space doesn't stop car ownership in the first place) and the short length of motorways will never facilitate high speeds anyway. The metro and railway network is inefficient and inconvenient (not to mention geographically suspect - is there enough hard rock on a tropical island this close to the ocean?) and lines cross without interchange stations. Above all, any country that allows a dual carriageway road bridge to pass metres away from a shrine and religious monument clearly demonstrates no respect for its history and culture.

On a technical level, the roads and railways have jagged corner angles that need to be smooth curves; tracks are spaced forty or fifty meters apart and many railway curves are simply too sharp for anything larger than a tram to negotiate without derailing; the road grid is untidy and most buildings need to be orthagonised.

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Comment from newflanders on 15 November 2017 at 23:05

So far you did a great job, hope to see more from you in the future. Congrats !

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