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Sotagnà, Nova Calabria

Posted by dsilcott on 17 November 2019 in English (English)

I've been trying to get an idea of the potential weather conditions/climate of the southern half of Nova Calabria, specifically, the state of Sotagnà as well as the mountains in Sotagnà and the southern half of the country. Nova Calabria sits just north of the southern tropic, which i'm imagining the entire country would fall into the humid-subtropical (cfa) and maybe a tropical-monsoon climate (am) in the northern coastal areas. My question I guess is how extreme could the weather get? I'm picturing that due to winds and the water, the western half of the area would be slightly cooler;

December - H: 88 L: 75 January - H: 91 L: 77 Feb - H: 87 L: 78 March - H: 84 L:75 April - H: 80 L: 71 May - H: 76 L: 69 June - H: 69 L: 58 July - H: 66 L: 54 August - H: 72 L: 59 September - H: 77 L: 63 October - H: 81 L: 65 November - H: 84 L: 69

and the eastern half would see temperatures an average of 5 degrees warmer on the eastern half. But the reason i'm asking is because humid subtropical has a pretty expansive definition and I have very few nations around me to gauge the temperatures. Lexington Kentucky and Orland Florida are both humid subtropical but Lexington is lucky to see 50 degrees in the january while orland florida is generally in the 60s to 70s during the winter. I have marked specifically the western side of the state and the answers I see will help me decide on the southern half the mountains as well if any form of snowfall would be appropriate in the mountains (not yet mapped as far down in Sotagnà)

Location: -22.693, 25.208

Submissions for AR045

Posted by Rustem Pasha on 12 November 2019 in Polish (Polski)

I have a pleasure to announce that AR045 is officially open for new users. Anyone who is interested in taking part in this amazing project may ask for a territory now.

Along with the opening I created the page with submissions for AR045 where all users may propose names of provinces, people and solutions for highway systems. The proposals will be discussed and voted later.

Have fun,

Rustem Pasha

German Quarter in Gautig

Posted by Volcanizion on 12 November 2019 in English (English)

So I was looking at Wiesbaden Village and it has buildings and roads in German (or at least based on the language). I think it is good to make this area a sort of the old town of the city. Since Gobrassanya was supposedly colonized by Europe-like countries, it wouldn't be surprising if Gautig (and the surrounding areas) was colonized by Bloregia, Eäßnordælånd or Eshein. It would be really nice to see the entire area be based off a German city. I wanted to use Qingdao as a basis but there's not a lot of German influence there, so I think basing it on Munich would be a good idea.

Update on my territory!

Posted by Lyriax on 10 November 2019 in English (English)

Hi mappers!

It has been more than half a year since I started to map my territory and when I made a user diary in march where I showcased the early results of my mapping in Valka. There are many new things to show that were mapped in the last 6 months.

Update

  • The city center with the already showcased main station and a pedestrian zone, the government quarter including the parliament, the central park and a royal residence east of St Albert Park

  • A quarter northwest of the main station including a large university complex, some residential mapping and the Valka Zoo (coming soon)

  • A leisure quarter on the south coast including parks, museums, hotels, and other stuff

  • Mostly nature mapping on the island south of Valka including a very natural island, a small town, a village and a larger town (Melston).

  • aaand other stuff including The port of Valka with a large river delta next to it, a nuclear power plant and bits of interesting infrastructure mapping here and there and of course the already showcased airport north of Valka and Mayerstown and the fort!

What's next?

I'm going to continue on Valka and the core city, will delete parts of the financial center, the fair and trade center and tweak a bit here and there. Then I'll eventually continue on the island south or wherever I'm interested.

Tips?

What can I improve, add, delete, tweak?! Any tips are appreciated!

Thanks for reading the update and happy mapping!

Lyriax

(Click on the location and zoom out to get a general overview.)

Location: -11,480, 18,690

Cloning Highways

Posted by AustinofOketia on 10 November 2019 in English (English)

I want to make a 2 lane highway, 1 lane each way. I don't want to do the tedious task of manually copying the highway. How do I clone a highway in the web editor?

In terms of Port Cameron...

Posted by Volcanizion on 10 November 2019 in English (English)

So I just came back from a school trip to Bosnia and Croatia in which we went to Split. I noticed that Port Cameron is similar to Split with the general outline of the city.

Perhaps the historic old town can be designed to be like Diocletian's palace? I'm currently designing the old town area to have a Roman-like area, a Middle ages area, a 19th century area and of course a few more modern bits here and there.

I think the idea of a broadwalk in the downtown area would fit well, what do you guys think?

Has OGF been getting bigger?

Posted by Yuanls on 8 November 2019 in English (English)

While mapping today I've noticed something very unusual: every object I've edited before this Wednesday is slightly larger than every edit I have made since. After doing some digging in the XML data, the change seems to have occurred at some point on the 6th of November between 11am and 4pm GMT. After doing some physical measurements I've discovered the dimensions of every line and every area on the OGF map has physically increased in size by between 6.25% and 8%. The size of objects relative to the scale on the bottom left has stayed the same.

How was I able to find such a small change? I scale my edits by using a transparent plastic ruler - this provides an objective and literal yardstick to which I measure all my mapping against. To put this in physical terms, a row of houses I have mapped should be 8cm wide, but now they are about 8.5cm wide on the map.

Why is this important? Ordinarily a change of 6.25% might not seem like much, but if I mapped a row of 16 houses using my existing measurements it results in a house-sized gap at the end of the road. If I started mapping in detail from the opposite sides of the same street, the buildings would be misaligned in the middle.

Does anyone have any idea if this is an OGF-wide change, or is this something my computer has done itself? If it is the latter, is there any way to revert this change?

Which boundary tag value is for a country?

Posted by AxisTwo on 8 November 2019 in English (English)

I'm trying to make a boundary square for a little place and I don't know which one is supposed to be for a country/small town. I want to know which one will make its name appear. Here is location of the place.

Location: 19.380, 84.209

Normal House sizes?

Posted by AxisTwo on 6 November 2019 in English (English)

What's the average length/width of a house in meters? I'm trying to start making buildings, houses, etc... But I'm afraid that I'll mess up the measurements. I'd like some help on this, thanks.

I'm opening my country for all mappers

Posted by Mike's World on 4 November 2019 in English (English)

Hi everyone, I have been thinking lately about how to make Crenru a better country, and the answer came, it could be you guys. Are there any rules about opening your country to other mappers?

If I can open up my country to other mappers I just have a few rules,

-Names should be Australian themed. Ex. "Woomera St." insted of "Washington St."

-The cars drive on the left side of the road.

-Follow the culture, government etc. of Crenru, for instance they don't play American football, so don't add football stadiums. Crenru is a parlimentary republic, which has a prime minister and a president. For more information click the link. (If I have some mistakes on the government, let me know) https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Crenru

-Small towns should go in the sparce desert region while bigger towns would be blooming into urban areas around the coast.

-One last note is I'll be changing the flag once I have the appropriate software

Thats all for now, let me know if there's any questions or things I need to know.

-Mike

What to do with Sky Point?

Posted by Volcanizion on 1 November 2019 in English (English)

Right now, the "theme park" Sky Point is just a huge oversized chunk of park with one or two rides in Southeast Gobras City. Is it a good idea to rebuild and resize the entire park? The hotel area seems to be fine though.

Proposal: Mississauga-Bayview Bridge

Posted by Volcanizion on 30 October 2019 in English (English)

Looking at Gobras City, it sort of resembles Tokyo with how it shadows over cities like Ominoso and Margenson. And in Tokyo, there's a highway way out in Tokyo Bay called the Aqua Line connecting the two sides of the Bay.

So I'm planning to construct a sort-of highway connecting the bay together. Realistically, it would cutdown on travel time between Havreg and Eastern Gobrassanya as it would have to pass through Gobras City (which I would assume has crazy traffic).

This can consist of two bridges with a tunnel in between.

EDIT: PROJECT CANCELLED

About Ormeo

Posted by Zhangxi20 on 29 October 2019 in English (English)

So the main island of Ormeo seems to be a mix of Xiamen Island and Manhattan. I think having different areas with diaspora from other Ulethan nations would be nice. Maybe even a hotel district.

I don't know what do with Hisbiscus especially since Ormeo will be my base for editing for a while. Any tips? I don't want to delete it either as I think the creator of the island spent a while making it.

Feedback on the Marvin CBD makeover.

Posted by AustinofOketia on 28 October 2019 in English (English)

I have redeveloped Marvin's main area with the towers and I want to know your feedback! This is but the first step in developing the nation of Oketia. I want to make it simple and easy to navigate but with a complex history. Any Feedback? I would love to hear from both new and experienced members to see what your opinion is!

Location: -26.834, 145.925

Northern Borders of Commonia/User Diary searching

Posted by coshatiuav on 24 October 2019 in English (English)

Excuse me if this has been asked already - but the current northern border of Commonia and all countries above it are not shown at zoom level<4 - is it possible to fix this?

Also, will it be possible to implement (or show me if this is already a thing) a way to search for user diary entries?

Roll back certain things

Posted by AustinofOketia on 24 October 2019 in English (English)

My coastline was deleted, I don't want to construct it again node by node. How do I revert it back?

Flights in the FSA/OGF World

Posted by oof boi on 24 October 2019 in English (English)

Hi everyone,

I was looking at the wiki currently and I saw that most of the planes that are out there are bigger airplanes, with not many planes that have less than 150 seats.

In the real world, there are 2-3 companies that take advantage of this by manufacturing small aircraft. (Bombardier, Embraer, McDonald Douglass(I think they merged with Boeing??))

In the FSA/OGF world there are none yet.

Maybe there are some that I missed??

Another thing is that the routes that are used with these aircraft are short-haul routes, used to connect a passenger from their home airport to the closest hub the airline has to that airport. Then these passengers get on medium-haul flights or long-haul flights to their final destination.

Overall, what I am trying to say is that the OGF world needs more short-haul routes and medium-haul routes than long-haul routes. We also need new aircraft to service these routes.

If there is something that I missed or anything you want to tell me, feel free to comment on this post.

Help

Posted by MOI N on 23 October 2019 in English (English)

this housing block, which gets me a massive amount of edits, when I copy and paste. however , when i save , it comes up with this:

any solutions?

Location: -26.380, 18.867

A GREAT RESOURCE FOR NEW AND OLD MAPPERS

Posted by bhj867 on 23 October 2019 in English (English)

Waterfront City

Posted by SwiftHyena2593 on 21 October 2019 in English (English)

I've been working on a medium sized coastal city in Lonowai for about a month now. It contains 2 shopping malls, multiple hotels, a convention center, expressway, project buildings, a hospital, multiple strip malls and smaller stores, and a lot more to come.

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Location: 14.070, 81.865
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