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On the State of the Topo Layer

Posted by Martinawa on 3 December 2019 in English (English)

Hi everyone. I'm Martinawa, owner of Adaria, and recently I've been involved in a project regarding the topography of my country, eventually uploading into the topo layer the a contour map on the whole country. I'm not here to talk about my work, though, but the topo layer itself.

I've been enjoying my time with the topo layer in Adaria, and I have the feeling that working on a topo map for the OGF Topo Layer is a very intensive but satisfying work. Sadly it's work that often goes unnoticed by many mappers, either because they don't pay attention to the layer itself, or because topo edits don't show up on the OGF edit history (as they are actually not edits on OGF themselves), and I think it's a shame that many topo layers go completely unnoticed because they only cover small terriories. (As an example, I didn't know until today that there was a topo layer map of Udilugbulgidhu's Hesperis

I'd like to suggest the admins (and to an extent to the whole of the community), that this layer should have a little bit more of a presence into the OGF world, as it can become an essential tool for worldbuilding if well used. For example, keeping a kind of "history list", with the edits made in the topo layer would be useful for those looking for inspiration, and also a chance for the users who made their topos to feature them and get feedback.

I know that user Luciano has been for now the go-to source for everything about the topo layer, but it's a shame that there's only one person to go to when wanting to ask about how to make such a thing. I'm of course willing to collaborate into making the Topo section of the OGF map a more comprehensive and motivating place for people to start adventuring themselves, but I'm sure more people could give their insights in topography if that part of the map was to be "easier to notice".

Happy Mapping,

Martinawa.

Location: -22,576, 131,230

Multiple Things

Posted by MOI N on 2 December 2019 in English (English)

Number 1 : This State is not showing and I've checked it multiple times but not found where the gap is.

Number 2 : Do you have an edit goal? Mine is 19 per day.

Third time’s the charm?

Posted by CaboAzul on 25 November 2019 in English (English)

Was browsing the web and stumbled on an old OGF tab. I decided to try my hand at mapping one more time.

I need help though. Not with mapping, I’m fine with that. It’s about getting a territory. I tried many, many times to request a territory, but the answer was always “keep trying, make it bigger,” etc. etc. Now it has become much harder since the implementation of the new territory system to get a territory. What should I do?

Edit: I just noticed that UL303 has been claimed. :,( Are there any available territories consisting of a small peninsula and some small islands? (Can be anywhere, but preferably around a temperate region). Thanks in advance!

Ykphane Project and Aracadiana Capital

Posted by TheAquaBarron on 25 November 2019 in English (English)

Okay so this is a bit of a stretch, but I need help finishing Ykphane in the lines of Zoning and creating a capital district of the city. Honestly, I would also like help with a larger project that is the coast line of Aracadiana. I'm half tempted to open up my nation to more mappers but I also am scared of losing progress. So if anyone is interested in these following projects please message me:

  • Ykphane (Capital District )
  • H5, H5W, H6, H10
  • Districts/Oblasts
  • Coast Line (More Islands)
  • Villages along Route 41 (Islands)
  • H49 Corridor
  • H7 Northern Terminus near Emedekee Basin
  • Route 27 Removal
  • Route 88 Removal
  • Route 73 / H7 Interchange Removal

...

If you couldn't tell by the list, I have trouble finishing projects.

Location: -24.668, 167.142

Is saving edits not working for anyone else?

Posted by Pancake Killer on 23 November 2019 in English (English)

Hi, I tried to publish a pretty big edit in my FS state and I click save and the only thing it shows is changeset comments, so saving option or anything. Is this going on elsewhere?

Stadium sponsor

Posted by Brunanter on 23 November 2019 in English (English)

I recently built the football (soccer) stadium for a Federal States league team I plan to add for Sierra.

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/-32.65884/140.76660

It's presently called the Meadowbrook Park, but wondering if anyone has a business to sponsor it. I like the current name, but it would fit in better like a sponsor name (most U.S. stadiums seem to have one).

OGF Population Race Thread II

Posted by CartographerKing on 21 November 2019 in English (English)

Well i fixed the links and such but i just realized I cannot have multiple ones. Actually fixed: All Countries and Smallest Countries.

OGF Population Race

Posted by CartographerKing on 20 November 2019 in English (English)

Over the past few weeks I've attempted to compile the most accurate population of major countries in the OGF world from 1960-2017. In this race you can toggle by which continent(s) to show. Currently, I have data for ~100 countries in this race and plan to have all countries by the end of December. Here Is The Race

What should I do with Southlink

Posted by ilikemaps on 20 November 2019 in English (English)

I feel that Southlink may be inappropriate for my city. What do you think?

The city will expand more, but I do not know if it necessary or realistic

It's time to move on

Posted by Volcanizion on 20 November 2019 in English (English)

I am sorry to all the users that tried their best to improve Gobrassanya for all my destructive edits and lack of background knowledge. From now on, I will not modify other's work unless in special cases.

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

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