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Two years in OGF

Posted by zhenkang on 14 November 2018 in English (English)

Yesterday, 13th November was the day I signed up for OGF. 2018 has been quite an eventful year for me, whether in OGF or in real life.

For starters, I had a brief amnesty back on the wiki, before getting banned again. I had fun, however, developing some content for Singkangia. Anyway, after my 2nd wiki ban, I decided to totally drop Singkangia, since it is pointless for me to continue what I don't really enjoy, and moved on to the Pretanic Faction State, where I have greater fun developing the Briarmacks' cult of personality, develop slums for the lower-class, and create Soviet-style neighbourhoods for the middle-class. (Hey, that is socialism to you!) It is fun collaborating with bhj867 as well, though he may not be active on PFS all the time, and also other mappers in the country.

What I have also done this year is to create a metro system for Antigo City, created some detailed forest covers, and other notable structures including the border city of Daulselon (meant to imitate Kaesong).

I have also grown closer with other mappers, such as oneofbeatlefan, developer of Wallea; TCC, guardian and fixer of various parts of Commonia (whom you better not argue with); Zekiel/Trombonist 2003, who has redone his capital multiple times and also doing other parts of Beaumontan (establishing Antigo-Beaumontan ties in the process), and other notable people which have also given sufficient guidance to my mapping and plans (e.g. Austinhuang, Eklas, Eretra, Ernestposcby, Stjur, Luciano etc). Also thanks to Eklas for the railway tutorial, to newbies designing railways, please read them!

What now, then? Well, I hope to map more in Antigo, before setting off to create a Chinese imperial empire maybe in May or June or even later next year, but it depends on the progress. Originally for collaboration, it has been advised otherwise, so I am thinking of just making it a personal territory or a joint ownership with others. Meanwhile, military bases are yet to be developed in Antigo, Kontronga needs development, and other fixes needed to the great glorious nation of Antigo.

Hopefully I get to see the opening of more blue nations/ purple nations, especially for former nations Mazan and Suria. It will be of interest to see how the region will be stabilised with PFS wrecking possible havoc.

All glory to the Briarmacks!

To see where it is: here

May God bless and may OGF continue marching on! (revoluntiary music plays)

Zhen Kang (Z.K.)

Location: Dajalstrasse, Antigo, Antigo City, Pretanic Faction State

Is there anyway to work on a wiki w/o an account

Posted by Alec on 13 November 2018 in English (English)

I was wondering of the presence of any website/software that allows me to start working on a wiki for a country while I am waiting for the country. Will I be able to work on it on some program then copy and paste it over?

Thanks guys.

Renovating the old train station

Posted by tule00 on 12 November 2018 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

In my city of Igwepir I decided to renovate the old rail terminal. I would like to get some feedback on whether it's going well. Read more about it on the forum thread.

Every criticism is welcome. Both about geography and history, and also technicalities.

Best regards

Changeset Revertion, Please!

Posted by Rhiney boi on 11 November 2018 in English (English)

So, the other day, I was looking at this area in the Territory I was about to claim. Can somebody revert the changesets this guy did to "Test the site" 2 months ago?

Thanks,

Rhineyboi

Location: AR120-04, AR120

What is this?

Posted by Kazuya on 8 November 2018 in English (English)

I was looking around the map and found this mess of enclaves and exclaves. Was this done intentionally?

Kazuya

Margarath, Midistland

Posted by Fox Tails on 8 November 2018 in English (English)

ME EDITING MARGARATH

ME NEED HELP

no seriously why is margarath not getting any attention?

What is the longest place name in OGF world?

Posted by Arisuaq on 7 November 2018 in English (English)

Hi, I have searched for what is the longest name of the world, and I've found these two things:

  • The longest name was probably strange village named Ŷj̈letüryzyxuf̈gegeferënzuzzuzunepopöÿoẍaẍarap̂aroq̈seg̈mürpaporinsarêp̂ÿv̂ÿv̈äxenyqereqeporörap̂eq̈rsögerpäd̈erepef̆ug̈ȷarej̈om in Peridia, now AR009c, which is now a lost country, so there is probably no future.

  • As the longest place name was also mentioned Kyrkøläniykaplællöllanynrannkoiaczuomenkirkønlællëtelsapøerti in Commonia. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist anymore.

There is a question if we have a place in lost country as the longest in the world, or a place, which doesn't exist anymore. Anyway, you can add here some more long names you know. My longest name is Ilisimasassarsiorporsuaq :-). Thanks for your names.

Arisuaq.

Location: Midland, AR009

Brennland is taking shape

Posted by Jumbooo on 7 November 2018 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

a new diary entry just to ask you if you'd like to take a look at my country, Brennland. I'm working on two fronts: high detail in the capital city, Brig (and in the almost finished town of Freienfeld), and sketching the basic geographical features of the country. Brennland has plenty of mountains in the northern part and along the greater part of its boundaries, except from the south, where river Brenne flows between smooth hills.

Just take a look and leave a feedback, it would be highly appreciated. Just remember that it's "work in progress" ;-)

Happy mapping!

Location: 61,072, 54,410

Double check and improvement suggestions

Posted by ImmortalHawk on 6 November 2018 in English (English)

Hi there,

Just would like some people to check out my town . I would like some suggestions on what to build next, since I think I have a decent grid town setup now.

Thanks, ImmortalHawk

Location: Siltland, Kingdom of Forrintia

Rate the scale of this little hamlet

Posted by Panzerbyte on 5 November 2018 in English (English)

Hello all!

I am hereby asking you to rate the scale of the hamlet I've got going in the blue nation of Drull. I've been using the scale helper and been measuring everything with great care but I am still unsure about the scale of it all, especially because the surroundings are so different proportionally, like the intersection next to the hamlet that I did not create.

Link to map

Thank you :)

Location: Struch, Hogenburg, Drull Free State

Quick Question:

Posted by Rhiney boi on 4 November 2018 in English (English)

Just a quick question:

When I request a territory, do I have to wait for the admin to respond and give me the go-ahead, or can I go ahead and start editing?

Sorry if I seem a bit impatient here, I am just eager to start mapping my own territory.

I'm back

Posted by niels20020 on 4 November 2018 in English (English)

Hello everyone.

I have been absence of OGF for quite a long time, but now I've returned :)

If you'd like to, you can read about my return and mapping in my bliki.

Niels

Does your nation own nuclear weapons?

Posted by zhenkang on 4 November 2018 in English (English)

First off, actually how is a nuclear weapon base designed? What do you think a nuclear base should have? Because I have plans to create sites for nuclear testing for the Pretanic Faction State (the name will be changed soon), but so far I have seen a barely mapped nuclear site from North Korea: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/41.2264/129.1105. Is it because all nuclear sites are underground?

Anyway, does your nation have ever possessed nuclear weapons, or at least have ambitions to possess some and hence created such test sites? Or let's reduce to a milder level: Does your country also do nuclear power? Show some of the nuclear power plans/ test sites if necessary.

I am not going into further details about Antigo's nuclear weapons programme, without any consensus yet from bhj867.

JOSM

Posted by Rhiney boi on 3 November 2018 in English (English)

This is my first diary entry.

I am having trouble loading up JOSM. Can somebody teach me?

Help please (natural features)

Posted by TheMapper27 on 2 November 2018 in French (Français)

Hello everyone,

I am planning on making a mountain range with rivers, peaks and forest. It's some stuff at a very professional stage (high-end JOSM). Since I do not have JOSM nor do I have access to it, I ask help today from you, my OGF people, to pleasw help me.

P.S. I see that my diary entry response rate (D.E.R.R.) is pretty low (about 2-5 replies), but I am serious. I do need help.

Yours, TheMapper27 (btw this name is cringe)

Location: West Bay, Pogreenia

Is the GPS function broken?

Posted by Pancake Killer on 2 November 2018 in English (English)

I've been trying to calculate distance between 2 areas of my country and just dragged the marker (typing the thing usually leads it to somewhere else i don't need it) and no matter where I put it I keep getting the "Couldn't find a route between those two places." even though all roads are connected.

I'm not dead yet.

Posted by Litvania on 30 October 2018 in English (English)

Hello to all mappers,

I just wanted to say that I'm not dead yet - Litvania is still my country and I will continue developing it in the future, I'm just kinda busy with school and other things I'm pursuing, OGF currently isn't one of those.

I hope you're all doing well. I see my area has some new people around, and I welcome you, my name is Michal, I'm Polish and I own Litvania. You know, that annoying blob that has stayed the same for the past few months. Yeah, that's it, that's my country.

So yeah, just a quick update and I hope to be back soon.

Cheers,

Michal

Location: Hlavné námestie, Pomorský Novohradek, okres Pomorský Novohradek, Pomorie, Litvania

Any truck depot examples?

Posted by TheMapper27 on 28 October 2018 in French (Français)

I am looking for truck depot examples because I would like to build one just south of the A 5 near Willow Station. I am looking for Willow Station to have a balance between residential and industrial. It will be an important pit stop for cars and trucks going on the A 5. I already have a pit-stop mega complex north of the roundabout interchange. The explanation for the roundabout is to give time for the 53' semis to slow down and enter the interchange proper.

Location: 69, Frühlen, Yantia, Gobrassanya

Liria or Lirian Republic?

Posted by Romhfvir on 28 October 2018 in Spanish (Español)

Which one do you think it fits the best?

Location: Ecko

Inkscape and JOSM

Posted by Meg11 on 28 October 2018 in English (English)

Hi All,

I want to work on a nice looking contour map like https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/File:Topographical_map_of_Drabantia.png But I'm not sure if there's a way to import the outline of my country into Inkscape from JOSM or I should trace it. Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks! Meg

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