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Is there an OGF Canada?

Posted by plainoldbread on 24 September 2018 in English (English)

As much as I call Planoria the OGF Canada, what other countries in OGF are like canada?

How to create harbours ?

Posted by Portier on 22 September 2018 in French (Français)

I am a beginner on Opengeofiction, I am for a few days working on my own country (Free Republic of Limensophia, on the Uthyran coast, in the north of Tarephia), and I don't know how to do harbours (I have tried to drive a line and tag it "harbour" but nothing appears on the map.) It is of course an obvious thing for many people here, and it is maybe not the good place for this kind of question, but if someone could answer, ...

Draft Elevation Map Feedback

Posted by Meg11 on 22 September 2018 in English (English)

Hi All,

Following the advice of OFG Making Realistic Countries, I'm trying to draft my landscape and natural resources in detail before beginning to map human stuff. My country is Embla in Antarephia. Check out the latest draft (rough sketch) on my blog here:

Let me know if you have any suggestions for the realism of terrain/river systems, placement of population centers, or advice on continuing to build detail into the terrain.

Location: I-5, Hidara

National Airport Examples??

Posted by TheMapper27 on 16 September 2018 in French (Français)

Hello. I would like to build a regional/national airport near Konalmi, in the gap between Conosa and Lumsoll. I can't find any example of that certain type of airport, so do you guys know where I can find one?

What would an OGF Pangea look like?

Posted by plainoldbread on 16 September 2018 in English (English)

Okay, so i'm extremely curious about the ogf's world's history, and not a lot is written about the days before humans. What roamed the OGF world? What did it look like? I have one map i made of what i think the OGF pangea would look like OGF Pangea

Faster Way of Tracing Over Complex Lines?

Posted by Thanik on 15 September 2018 in English (English)

Hello fellow mappers! I've got a bit of a pet peeve and was wondering if anyone on here could help.

Whether it's a border (multi-polygons), an area, a river or whatever. I'd like to know if any of you can give me some tips and tricks for when it comes to overlapping lines which should belong to different relations, so I don't have to redraw said complex object several times.

Practically, let's say I want to make a national park follow the coastline - how would I do that without painstakingly making every single dot alongside the coastline a part of said relation?

Thank you in advance, Thanik.

JOSM Not Working

Posted by iiEarth on 13 September 2018 in English (English)

My JOSM is not working, even though I followed all of the steps (which included downloading some other things too). Is there a step which I did wrong/missed?

Thank you!


Another over asked question that i keep forgetting the answer too is there a china in ogf?

Posted by An egg trying to draw a map on 13 September 2018 in English (English)

Is there a China in ogf yet? I've recently restarted whatever existed in my country and my origin being Chinese and my decent understanding of Mandarin and China, I feel I could be able to create an OGF china. I've been off mapping on ogf for a long time as I joined way too young to even have a good grasp of what makes a good map, I've played around on Cities Skylines and on paper, I feel I can start mapping for good this time. If I'm not good enough to make one I'll just keep on trying to make my nation but I'd like too know if you think I could be capable of accomplishing this task

Please excuse this terrible ordering Egg

Five Years of OGF

Posted by Easky30 on 13 September 2018 in English (English)

It is hard to believe that five years have passed since this thing of ours has started. I was a little late this year in adding to my little anniversary park in First Harbour.


Posted by Romhfvir on 13 September 2018 in Spanish (Español)

I started mapping an area in my country (Liria) and I don't know how am I doing it. I like super-detailed things so I use iD. In the island (the link is down) I want to make two little towns + 3 very little ones (50-100 inhabitants) is it too much for such a little island?

Location: Ecko

Detailing is the the craziest part of detailing an OGF map for me

Posted by plainoldbread on 12 September 2018 in English (English)

I just started detailing around the borders and my fingers hurt from putting down nodes. Even if I wanted to place like a bunch of towns, it'll still be a lot of work. Not sure if it's the same for others, but it really makes my hands tired.

Location: Golf Club Road, Alligator Pond, Fyndarie, Planoria

Terms of Service question.

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 12 September 2018 in English (English)

I've read ToS, however, i've read the ToS but i never got it so: Your creations are yours, Or is OGF's property?

Languages Around the OGF World

Posted by CharlieG on 11 September 2018 in English (English)

Hi, I'm CharlieG, owner of Artenia. Currently, my country is based on Ingerish like many other countries around the OGF World. I only know one other language--Hebrew--and Artenia was supposed to be a sort-of second Israel, but even newer (i.e. created in the 70's) and less complicated (see the golan heights syria border and palestine disputed border). But, I did not choose Hebrew as mapping in Ingerish seemed the better thing to do, assuming that my country is first-world, new, and connected to many other Archantan countries. (and even farther countries)

I have stated in some Wiki articles that Native Artenian is a language--one that I haven't made my mind up for how it is structured. This is when YouTube came into the picture.

DONG, a YouTube channel spread widely (with 1.6M subs), uploaded a video that showcased a language creator that was specific to your needs. It is called and you can buy it or try the demo online. I think this could be helpful for many people so that they can get together a whole language without needing to know another one. I sure could use this once I get to Native Artenia, but, for now, I'll share it with the OGF World.

Thanks for taking interest, -CharlieG

Location: Sept-Vagues, Divinia, Royaume d'Amsel

Town limits not showing up

Posted by belmemes on 11 September 2018 in English (English)

As you can see if you go into the editor here:

I created a town border for the shown town, based on how they are tagged in OSM. But it's not showing in OGF. How can I get it to show up?

Where have my neighbors been?

Posted by plainoldbread on 9 September 2018 in English (English)

Tyski and Roliqua haven't mapped since 2017 I think. I'm not sure if theyre gonna come back on.

Mapper's Challenge #23 — September 2018 — Back to School

Posted by Alessa on 9 September 2018 in Maltese (Malti)

Hello, everyone!

It's time for this month's mapping challenge. I know a large percentage of our OGF members are either back in school or fairly recent graduates, so it seems fitting to have this month's theme be about education!

Your challenge this month is to create an educational institution and draw it in high detail. This will require some thinking about how education is structured in your country. It could be a primary school, a gymnasium, technical training facilities, a university, a religious school, or even something creative and unique. Maybe you need a testing facility for university admission (like ACT/SAT testing sites in the US) or for certifications for graduation (like an off-site Bac?). The choice is up to you. The key here, however, is to map things in detail no matter how small it is.

As you complete your new work, share it for the community either below or in the forum. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask a friend! As always, I'll do my best to provide feedback where I can. Good luck, everyone!

Overview Map "Forbidden

Posted by geoboi on 8 September 2018 in English (English)

Hey guys,

I tried to look at the overview map and I got a message saying "Error:FORBIDDEN" from the site. The map would not load, and the message would not go away. Help!


How do you rate my neighborhood?

Posted by Lyriax on 7 September 2018 in English (English)

So this is my second week of active mapping using the in browser editor and I’ve created a pricy neighborhood next to the Margenson airport. I’ve spend some time on the detailing and added all of the buildings, roads, ways...

How do you guys find it? What can I do better?

(The buildings near the neighborhood will get a redone. For example the 8Hotel that is way tooo big :D)

Location: 30, Margenson, Yantia, Gobrassanya

New Rule: Consult admin before forming any OGF-related group off-site

Posted by admin on 5 September 2018 in English (English)

For more information see forum post.


Posted by UN1TY on 3 September 2018 in English (English)

Just wanted to let everybody know, I won't be mapping for the next 3 weeks or so.

God Willing, I'll be traveling to the U.S. for the first time in 9 years to visit friends and family in the beautiful state of Maine.

In the meantime, Happy Mapping Everyone!

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