OpenGeofiction

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

Posted by mrpeanuts on 30 October 2017 in English (English)

Hello

Having dabbled in geofiction for many years, I was surprised to find this website the other day. It never occurred to me that geofictional projects could be presented and amalgamated in such a way.

By way of background, I am a regular OpenStreetMap contributer. My edits to OpenGeoFiction will almost certainly reflect my experience in OSM.

The town of Pantalis

My eyes were drawn to the location marked 'Pantalis' upon selecting this region through the user introduction screen. Located between two apparently major railway junctions, this existing station in the middle of nowhere seemed like a good place to start.

I have designed the town in the style of a small country town. It is primarily sustained by its local agriculture (particularly wineries) and some associated tourism. The railway station provides a vital passenger and freight link to the outside world. I have not yet built the freight yards, but that is next on my list.

Being a relatively flat area, the streets are quite linear and meet at 90 degree angles. The shopping street has been pedestrianised and is very attractive for shoppers.

I am now working on a larger township (Cazoon) further to the south where I hope to expend my horizons a little further and am very excited about the possibilities that OpenGeoFiction presents!

Location: Main Street, Canal City, La Fenice, Mecyna

Comment from Marcello on 30 October 2017 at 09:44

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

happy mapping !

Marcello.

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Comment from Luciano on 30 October 2017 at 11:18

OGF needs more new mappers of this caliber - and Mecyna, as a "blue territory," desperately needs this kind of careful attention to detail. I will second Marcello's welcome.

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Comment from CoffeeFaucet on 1 November 2017 at 00:15

Great job! Not much else to say, but I'm very impressed. You put a lot of detail into a very small town. It feels real.

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