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Help Resources (Just Crticise Me)

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 21 November 2017 in English (English)

Hello Everyone,

I have been here for at least 5 months, and I still don't think that my mapping skills have gotten any better since Day 1. I am still very dissatisfied with my work and am willing to delete it all if needed. If anyone reading this has the time, could you please criticise my work in a comparison from Day 1 to now. I will not be disclosing the time I worked on it to give a fair atmosphere. Please give any advice, even if it is to delete it all and start over. Also, if I am to start over, I am wondering if I should start with all the roads connecting the big cities, then the small cities, then work on the big cities, then small. Any criticism is accepted, thanks.

Thanks, Zekiel

http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-17.6844/21.6774 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-18.0532/21.7353 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-17.6257/22.4855 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-17.5735/21.9392 http://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-16.9975/21.7511

PS: Thank you for taking the time to review this. I really appreciate it.

Location: Piroĉ Rd. 1, Piroĉ, Béliĉe

Just for some advice.

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 16 October 2017 in English (English)

I have tried my best to produce the highest quality work I can for OGF, and I am improving, but nevertheless, how could I improve (roadwise) on this place? I want it to have a more planned theme like Salt Lake City, which by the way is not bordering a lake, with a giant grid. I know that there is something missing within this framework, but I can't place my finger on it. Please help me. Any kind of criticism for this area only is welcomed. Ignore the surrounding cities. I am not proud of them and will be redeveloping them soon.

Thanks, Zekiel

Location: Mason Dr., Clanburg, Béliĉe

JOSM (Again)

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 5 October 2017 in English (English)

I'm sorry for bothering you about JOSM (again) so I'll make it quick.

What are the controls (i.e. To make a way straight)? I looked at the controls list but didn't find anything.

Please, if there are a simple set of controls, please send it to me.

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Location: Marcos Dr., Clanburg, Béliĉe

School is Here Once Again!

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 28 September 2017 in English (English)

For another year, school has arrived. That means that many of us OGF mappers will be less or not active for the next 9 months. I don't know why I didn't post this earlier, as it is already three weeks into school for me... So please excuse us, and good luck for the year ahead!

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Also... I need constructive criticism for making major cities. I don't have any as of yet, but it's good to plan ahead.

And... I don't know how exactly this happened. Help?

Location: Paĉen St., Ĉarak, Béliĉe

What's wrong with my JOSM?

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 25 September 2017 in English (English)

I followed the video exactly on how to set up JOSM, but after downloading the area I want to work on, the layer starts off as a black background with a bunch of lines. I tinkered around with the layers, and even reinstalled JOSM, but it still remains. Is this something that's wrong with my computer, or is this a part of setting up JOSM for OGF?

P.S: We should get a Discord server just for OGF. Just my suggestion.

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Subways

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 22 September 2017 in English (English)

How would you show subway lines? Would they not be shown, or would they be a railroad alongside the road? Also, how would you number subway/bus lines?

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Location: Nasanta 1, Macton-Pranay, Republika Ng Palakan

Observatories/ Other Research Facilities

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 16 September 2017 in English (English)

Is there a list of Observatories/Research Facilities in the Wiki? (Not including the Southern Islands)

P.S I'm thinking of putting an observatory facility on the location, but it may not have rendered yet.

Location: Cernon, Béliĉe

Restaurant Chains?

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 9 September 2017 in English (English)

Are there any restaurant chains in any country that anyone can use (Like Mcdonald's of the real world)? Please let me know if there is a wiki for this.

New language mapping.

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 7 September 2017 in English (English)

Hi. Is anyone mapping their nation's in the Filipino language (Tagalog)? If so, I would like to know what the equivalent in OGF is. Also we should have a map of the tectonic plates so we can see where mountains would be.

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Location: Haasscon, Béliĉe

Adding To The Wiki

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 24 August 2017 in English (English)

At what point of a nation's development would it be appropriate to create a Wiki Page for it while not Overwikifying it? I was wonering as I was planning for a Wiki Page for my nation, but am not sure if my nation was even nearly developed enought to even think about planning for one.

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Location: Piroĉ Rd. 2, Piroĉ, Béliĉe

Help. [Update: Fixed]

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 18 August 2017 in English (English)

As I was building my nation, I wondered whether to build the smallest cities first or just start with the huge metropolises (I think that's correctly spelled). As I was thinking, is it easier to build the outlines to the city and motorways first (Assuming all the nature is planned out) or is it easier to build each city one by one with every street named? I really don't know how to build my nation st this point anymore. Please help me. I am currently building my nation province by province, but is there a more effective way to do this?

Additionally, I seem to have done something to delete my country name from the map, does anyone know how I can fix it? Do I just have to go to every part of my border and fix my Administrative Boundary relation and Multipolygon? [Zoom out from map.]

The relation is now fixed.

Thanks, Trombonist2003

Location: Clanburg, Béliĉe

Perkins Point

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 9 July 2017 in English (English)

I've decided to officially fix my blue country territory and take a break from my official territory. This comes after a message from admin and a comment on my 'Area for Sale' Joke: Area For Sale! (Just A Joke). I hope that my blue country neighbors will be satisfied with me fixing it.

P.S Thanks wangi for inspiring me to do it. I will make it as realistic as possible.

Location: Pulbourne Forest Trail, Perkins Point, Somatis County, Gallitania, Gobrassanya

Area For Sale! (Just a Joke)

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 29 June 2017 in English (English)

Perkins Point, a small plot of land with unusually-sized houses, all surrounded by a seawall that even continues onto the land! It has a futuristic type of airport with circular runways, actually researched by the BBC. It is followed by the Greater Perkins Point Area (GPPA) that hosts an [OK] industrial sector by CorpalBrandon and an unfinished Suburbian community. It has a canal for ships and three separate forests (Beatland, Abedies, Point Forests), one with campgrounds. The city is situated near the Drew River Delta NR, a beautiful area, and there is easy access there through Galvin Rd. The city is easily accessible through the N5, Coastal Rd., and Galvin Rd. There are some security bases on the outer islands to 'Protect' the area.

*Asking Price: Absolutely nothing. *Host Nation: Gobrassanya. *Nearest City: Bayvue. *Land Worth: IDK. #Feel Free To Edit It!

Have a nice day.

Location: Pulbourne Forest Trail, Perkins Point, Somatis County, Gallitania, Gobrassanya

*Sidenote To Previous

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 24 June 2017 in English (English)

Are there any examples in OGF of runways for a Regional Airport? I have been using Toronto Pearson International Airport as a benchmark for runways, but I think I've taken it a little too far... Thanks! It might not appear yet in standard mode at the time of posting.

Location: Airport Service Road 1, Bay County, Arcois, Gobrassanya

My First City

Posted by Trombonist2003 on 24 June 2017 in English (English)

I started on OpenGeofiction about a week and a bit ago, and while I waited for my territory-requesting period, I decided to make a city from scratch. It was a little confusing where I could build until someone sent me the overview map. I found an area I wanted and started by building a road that went straight across. I then built many supporting roads to fill in the rest of the area. I built a lighthouse on the northernmost point of the peninsula, and some beaches. Following that, I just built whatever I thought I needed in the city, basing the center-area on my neighborhood. I also added a few artificial islands, Karpen and Kirken island on the west coast. Note how they look extremely unrealistic. I then proceeded to build the Business-Residential area. I placed a Moderate-Sized [or so I thought] blob for a residential area, called it the Jan Mooren Townhouses, and put a massive forest behind it. I did not know about the OGF Scale Helper (http://tile.opengeofiction.net/util/map_scale.html?map=2.466367943172236/11.97132/85.14261&map2=x/36.23664/68.11143&pxpt=0.277&scale=100000000), so I did not think about checking the sizes. I then went east and made a suburban area, using the same size houses for every street in the area, and numbering them intricately. I left it there and worked on something else, until Isleño told me to use the OGF Scale Helper to compare the sizes of my buildings to their real-life counterparts. I checked one of my Suburban houses to a house in real life, and my house was 10 times larger. It was too late to resize them all, so I had to build another one, still near Perkins Point.

Lesson of The Day: Always check the scale of your buildings so they aren't palaces instead of houses. Also, don't make your buildings weird shapes just so they fit in between every block.

Location: Perkins Point, Somatis County, Gallitania, Gobrassanya
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