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The Nuevo Espiritu adoption plan.

Posted by Marcello on 13 June 2017 in English (English)

As my larger neighbour city, Nuevo Espiritu, was a ghost town of less than half a dozen of roads until now, I have taken up plans to adopt the area. If any user feels it was or is 'his' turf, please say so - there was no development for over 6 months, so I took the liberty...

I started by giving Nuevo Espiritu a well-deserved train station, and then a station square, and then a small tram line which grew into a somewhat larger tram line and... You probably all know all too well where that ends. So in the end I will 'do' the whole area, and do it as good as I can.

'Old' Espiritu, the small settlement on the eastern cape, is supposed to have grown around the old castle, conveniently commandeering the entry to the bay. It is supposed to be your ancient village, small streets and alleyways, probably good tourism potential. I have thrown in a pair of nice beaches for the locals.

Nuevo Espiritu, connected to the old village by tram line T11, has grown into a medium-sized harbour city, thanks to a protected site in the bay. (lagoon ?) It has good potential for a lot of interesting stuff. I have given it 2 tram lines already, next comes the harbour area and detailing of the city center. Later the suburbs will follow (relatively dull work). In the end I might give it a small airport at the western part of town.

One question about tramway planning: I have seen that in 2 of the largest transit systems (Kaiwoon and Latina) the tram tracks are mostly laid besides the road in what looks to be on the sidewalk / pavement. I there a reason for this ? I have - so far - put the tracks either in the street itself (traditional street track) or on reservation in the median strip of larger two-lane boulevards or besides the road. That looked more prototypical to me.

Any idea's / suggestions wellcome.

Marcello.

p.s. Does anybody know why my 'new' eastern neighbour, Arancia, has no railway station ? No, I'm not planning to touch it, it's nice and someone else's - but it just is strange for a city that size.

Location: Port de Nuevo Espiritu, Yanbul, West Commonia

Comment from isleño on 13 June 2017 at 22:23

I have seen that in 2 of the largest transit systems (Kaiwoon and Latina) the tram tracks are mostly laid besides the road in what looks to be on the sidewalk / pavement.

Streets are not necessarily displayed at their proper width, so tracks that are 3 m apart may appear within the street, but tracks 10 m apart may appear at the sides. For example see the South Lake Union Streetcar in Seattle, which actually runs in the street, but appears at the side in OSM.

Does anybody know why my 'new' eastern neighbour, Arancia, has no railway station ? No, I'm not planning to touch it, it's nice and someone else's

Asking 'why' in West Commonia is not likely to yield meaningful answers, unfortunately. But anyone is free to add a station there. All cities in this territory are open to all users, though we do ask that they respect the etiquette for blue countries.

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Comment from Marcello on 15 June 2017 at 20:24

hi Isleño,

Thanks for your kind reply. Oh, the renderer - I KNOW streets are not mapped at correct width, but indeed I fell into that trap. But then: as I (VERY amateur mapper) can map 'my' tram tracks exactly in the middle of a street, or on central reservation, or on side reservation, then beter mappers can certainly also do so ?

I saw your Seattle example, and was truly a bit surprised. I usually trust OSM much more than any other on-line map (I contribute myself) and really never saw tram tracks out of line that way in my home country.

I would not dream of even touching Arancia. I guess it is someones early work, a labour of love and nicely done. It has some strange features: no station and - for a coastal city very strange - no port, but it is in general so detailed and well-thought that I want to leave it alone.

kind regards,

Marcello

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Comment from isleño on 16 June 2017 at 21:09

I would not dream of even touching Arancia. I guess it is someones early work, a labour of love and nicely done. It has some strange features: no station and - for a coastal city very strange - no port, but it is in general so detailed and well-thought that I want to leave it alone.

I understand, and you're certainly free to make that choice. However, others are still welcome to improve it. If the creator of this city didn't want anyone touching it, they would've built it in a private territory. Blue countries are where mappers work together — so it's actually expected that others will continue to improve things over time. Anyone who doesn't want others editing their work should contact admin to request a private territory.

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