OpenGeofiction

Just a suggestion to nation owners

Posted by Maxine on 5 January 2018 in English (English)

I've been viewing the [map](opengeofiction.net/view) and been seeing that people are making the city/town marker before making the town and zooming in to check it out and seeing nothing. To me this is very inconvenient.

Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 5 January 2018 at 04:35

How is it inconvinient for you? You don't see an unnamed place=* tag on the map anyway. I'm placing these as kind of a plan.

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Comment from Sarepava on 5 January 2018 at 13:19

I concur with trabant. Your comment comes across as quite entitled. This happens in developing areas of OSM too - see here for example http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/44.6617/104.0476 . If there is no way to plot accurate GPS traces for a settlement then a place name is better than nothing.

In the case of OGF, it is not at all reasonable to expect everywhere to be mapped in a high or even moderate level of detail yet. We're a hobby site that has existed for fewer than five years and we're also having to invent all the features and draw them from our individual imaginations. Using placeholders is an invaluable process of gradually filling out the details of a large area. Don't be put off doing it.

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Comment from Thunderbird on 6 January 2018 at 23:25

That's how some mappers like to do it. Everyone works differently. I like to focus on one city at a time in my country, but I have plans for other cities that I may only get to in a few years. I still have names for them, for example here.

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