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I finally made a town! -Naophis 1 day ago

Watch your scale. Please.

On the lower left of your screen is a measurement scale. In the largest size (19, I reckon) it is 20 metres.

To help you out I've drawn an about average free-standing 1 -family house, with garage and garden shed. It's located in Betterscale Crescent, just on the southern edge of your development. So unless you intendedly were builing giant flat blocks, you can see how far you were off.

Hope this helps,

Marcello.

I finally made a town! -Naophis 2 days ago

OK

You're started. Congrats on that and wellcome to the club. Next challenge: scaling. All of your buildings are 60 by 60 metres - unless my eyes deceive me. Maybe you could make them a bit more realistic size ?

Second: rendering takes time. Any edit you make takes time to be rendered on the map - and that's after you closed your changeset or uploaded it. Just be patient, take a cup of coffee (you seem too minor to me to drink alcohol) and wait. It will show up eventually.

Marcello.

Dominton 9 days ago

Fine proportions, good measurements. You are indeed not falling into a lot of beginners' traps. One warning, though: you are using real-world names for banks and coffee shops (maybe even more). Better not do that.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

WikiForum is "LIVE" 21 days ago

Works like a charm !

But: editing a just -posted reply (to correct a typo) does not seem to work. I get a sort of error message stating that I'm not allowed to do so while there is an 'edit' icon present which re-opens the reply.

thanks for the efforts anyway,

Marcello.

Routemap in wiki? 29 days ago

I used the template yesterday to diagram Nuevo Espíritu's metro line A:

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Marcello/Sandbox/Mobilidad_Nuevo_Esp%C3%ADritu

While working, I made a few tweaks: I added a column for bus connections. I changed the icons for 'Tram' (there are a few choices in fact: 'tram', 'tram1'...). I had connections of the same type (tram) alternate in colour to make them more readable. I enlarged the font size (I need new glasses, I know).

All in all a nice thing to work on ! Thanks to Luciano and PortCal for showing the concept.

Marcello.

I'd like to ask: about 1 month ago

I started with Photoshop, but lately work mostly in Inkscape, especially after i discovered that Inkscape has layers, too (a feature I really liked and used extensively in photoshop). Inkscape has a bit of a steep learning curve, but the more I know it, the more I like it.

[[File:Nuevo_Espiritu_Motorwaysign_1c.png|800px|center|A sample sign of the motorway system.]] This is my one and only try so far. It's crude, but i think decent for a first try. I used Inkscape's defaul sans-serif font.

Marcello.

Mapping Resort Areas and Golf Courses about 1 month ago
  • sent a comment earlier that dis-appeared ;-(

I feel with you: I need at least half a dozen of resorts (hotel and/or bungalow) and two or three golf courses would not hurt, neither. This is how I got this far:

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=19/2.64878/93.27909 Crudely -drawn bungalow resort. A little bit too smal and not detailed enough for my taste, but as it is my first, I will live with it for the moment. I some months I will come back to it.

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/2.61343/93.34122 9 Hole golf course. I was just too lazy to draw another 9, and think it looks the part. No intention of fancyfying this for the moment.

Samiloor is in parts very exquisitely mapped. There is a good 18 (!) hole golf course about 6 k.m. north of Carispoole, some resorts west of it and a (unnamed) theme park with roller coaster rides some 5 k.m. northwest of Carispoole.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Feedback on Plans about 1 month ago

What intrigues me: two stations so close ? Lacking knowledge of your language I may miss a clue here, however. Love the traverser in your railward yard, btw. Engine servicing, I suppose ? A detail I have not seen yet on OGF (turntables and roundhouses I did). Brilliant.

Marcello.

Hello about 1 month ago

Welcome on OGF.

The mountain pass looks cute. The village is not that bad; you even have numbered houses, which is a detail not seen everywhere. Your buildings, though, look a bit, er eclectic: none are rectangular. Sizes are also a bit off. I see you use ID for editing, maybe you need a scale helper ?

happy mapping,

Marcello.

The Morgan Waste Processing Center about 2 months ago

Good job. Make OGF a cleaner place !

Marcello.

An introduction to me (and the country town of Pantalis) about 2 months ago

Nice, clean and non-pretentious mapping. I like it. Welcome on OGF.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Midistland OUTRAGEOUS trunk road system about 2 months ago

I just donated a station. It's not much, but I hope the thought counts ;-)

Marcello.

One of my first city, Puerto Esperanza about 2 months ago

The city certainly looks well and has some good details but it looks just a bit too small to me for your ambitions.

The OSM Scale Helper is your friend:

http://tile.opengeofiction.net/util/map_scale.html?map=13.41745993529419/-14.34031/127.72591&map2=x/5.38735/-259.71097&pxpt=0.277&scale=50000

This is - hopefully - a comparison of your creation with Penang.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Something Different: The History of a Square in Ostrina, Antharia 2 months ago

heck,

It should be 'plus' a lot. (like in '+') Darn renderer. In words then: incredibly well done, Stjur. This is GeoFiction at its' very best.

Marcello.

Something Different: The History of a Square in Ostrina, Antharia 2 months ago
  • a lot

Marcello.

Aangland - Any ideas/help? 2 months ago

I give you a couple I reallyreallyreally like:

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/56.3410/19.2611 This is Dunwic in Myrcia.

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-17.7094/21.4063 Sanseverina in Brocelande.

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/20.7181/86.7468 Gobras City.

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/48.4075/158.2625 Mynninghamn in Ostermark.

All are pretty big agglomerations with an extensive - and exquisitely mapped - railway network. I hope you like them as much as I do - at least for inspiration.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Mapper's Challenge #14 - October 2017 - By Air and By Sea 2 months ago

I 'have' a small island nation so both contributions are relatively modest:

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/2.62331/93.31887 Port Ste. Marie harbour. You see two ferry routes, one to the next larger island of Ste. Helene, the other international, to Velasco on Las Islas Serenas.

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/2.62539/93.28379 Ste. Marie International airport.

Marcello.

FREEWAY VADALISM IN PORT EMPORIA PRETANY 2 months ago

I have JOSM and can revert the change-sets if you want me to. You can indeed do it relatively easily yourself if you use JOSM with the plug-in, but you might do good to test it out with one small and controlled change-set made by yourself before you wipe out too much.

keep faith,

Marcello.

Aangland - Any ideas/help? 2 months ago

@BlackBaron:

Actually, you're right. I have 'Guns, germs and steel' in my head. Sublime reading for everyone here, by the way. But that is not necessarily a must on/for OGF. My sincere apologies to 'tropical' mappers here feeling even the slightest insulted.

Marcello.

Aangland - Any ideas/help? 2 months ago

Your city looks a bit too rich / westerly / non-tropical to me. That is not a bad thing per sé, as the looks are pretty nice, but as you - as 'comrade Sarapeva' stated - are located in the tropics, you have to map poverty (a feature which I personally are also not quite good in, to be honest). It wll make your life easy (but dull), as it would involve a lot of repeating work.

Your rail infrastructure needs refining. Remember: one line is one track. The network should be re-thought and terminal stations detailed. There is some exquisite railway mapping to be found on OGF for inspiration. You need to choose on rail or road - and even a good number of countries calling themselves 'socialist' have never taken real steps to provide a good infrastructure - sometimes just because they were too poor to make the investments.

I would worry less about the port. I politely disagree with Sarepave on oil transport - in most regions tankers are a far cheaper option than trains, certainly in terms of capacity. You could throw in a refinery at portside.

Schools ? Definitely. And a university with campus (looks good). Sports facilities also help keeping your people happy.

happy mapping !

Marcello.