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I made a train map 5 days ago

Given alignment, curves and station distance it looks like a sort of urban transit system indeed, not a larger-scale national system. But as such it is not that bad, IMHO. The map as on the link is really nice and prototypical as lots of transit maps are schematic rather than 100% geographically correct. Remember the legendary Harry Beck.

First Diary Entry - 24th January 2018 about 1 month ago

Congratulations on making the least rectangular buldings ever in OGF history. Normally I would rant on this, but here you are approaching modern art.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Hi! about 1 month ago

Methinks your airport is a bit off scale. The terminal (not marked as 'aeroway=terminal' it seems, by the way) is way too large in comparison to your 200 meter -long runways. Literally nothing can start or land on those.

But I've seen much worse beginners' projects over time. A bit of measuring and reworking and you'll get there.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

I'm back (after yet another break) about 1 month ago

You're getting there; I like how you try to make a small islands' atmosphere and that you have added some appropriate natural features, but you have some work to do:

First, on Lanufa Island, Mont Chierra is marked to be 600m. high. As the island is small, the top of the hill is only 500 - 750m. from the coast, meaning that any road leading straight up to the top (as Translafuna Road does) has a almost 90 degrees incline... I think your car drivers will hate you for this.

Second, the space between roads is a bit small in places. In Sora-Malania, for instance, most blocks are no larger than 20 by 20 metres, which should be exception rather than rule.

Third, I could hardly find 10 building on all of your property that were decently rectangular. It may be that your natives have developed their own, quite typical, building style; but it might just be easier to use the 'make rectangular' tool for most (all ?) buildings you make. I know it's a hassly (I made a good 2000 so far), but it looks really better.

But overall, the islands are nice and cozily small, and could be detailed in not too long a time. The result could be really worth it.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Line trouble! about 2 months ago

Nah,

Not really. You now have the 'dock' completely in the ocean, basically a piece of water overlapping another piece of water - not really usefull IMHO. A 'dock' is only usefull if created on the landside of a coastline. Look for 'shipwreck dock' on your island (and feel free to remove it ;-) .

Marcello.

Line trouble! about 2 months ago

Looks already better. By the way, a 'dock' is (only) a body of water, not the complete structure with quays included. So now you are having a piece of water overlapping your (is)land.

No worries. You get there. It will take some time. I (mapping well over a year) still discover new things (and still have a secret landuse experiment place somewhere hidden in Commonia).

Marcello.

Line trouble! about 2 months ago

Yep. You had a self-intersection. That OGF 'coastline patrol' feature is working well. I Deleted one node and that should - theoretically - solve it. Now just be patient... (or do a coastline patrol yourself tomorrow)

Your streets in the village are too close, BTW. Distances need to be larger.

Marcello.

Line trouble! about 2 months ago

Sarepava's help was correct, but will only work if you use JOSM, which I doubt. So I did the job for you. There is one small point where the coastline may be intersecting itself, so I do not give a guarantee, but in a few hours from now you should be able to see your island. Happy mapping from then !

Marcello.

I finally made a town! -Naophis 2 months 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 months 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 3 months 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" 3 months 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? 3 months ago

I used the template yesterday to diagram Nuevo EspĂ­ritu'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: 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Good job. Make OGF a cleaner place !

Marcello.

An introduction to me (and the country town of Pantalis) 4 months ago

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

happy mapping !

Marcello.

Midistland OUTRAGEOUS trunk road system 4 months ago

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

Marcello.