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Four counties in New Carneby (Federal States of Archanta) west of the metropole of Stanton shall be develloped. This work is nothing for friends of motorways and excessive rectangled street grids - here we prefer a more rurual type of urbanisation.
Rails, motorways and primary roads are given. No more "towns". ("Town" here mean a place with more than 50,000 inhabitants). Only one town in each county may have 100,000 to 120.000 inhabitants, the others with lesser people. Only small regional airfields (one in a country). Town boundaries here are usual with admin_level = 8
Only one wiki-article for each county to avoid overwikification.
Sure you may change details of the given items, but not the generel layout. May be at some occassions you feel, a changing of the layout is necessary - then we can discuss about. If you can be friend with this conditions, please write to BMSOUZA or histor to get your claim.
It can be offered:
=== Aldergate County === see [https://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-40.3552/159.3622] flat landscape. In the east sleeping towns for Stanton, in the west rurual character. Town boundaries are given.
=== Beaver County === see [https://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-40.6809/159.1116] low hills, generally rurual character, in the east sleeping towns for Stanton
=== Pacuhanco County === see [https://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-40.7704/158.8712] flat landscape, rurual character, in the west more or less swampy area of Carnegy River. In the east changing to soft hills. You may add few towns
=== Six Lakes County === see[https://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/-40.9454/159.1143] hilly landscape, holiday area for Stanton, many weekend-houses, small villages and towns, romantic lakes
What do you think about the medieval fortress and the old town surrounding it in my Northern Rhododactylian provincial capital?
An example from Commonia = [http://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/17.24328/140.42537]
As far as I know in New York City the blocks are 60 to 240 m. If you calculate as minimum 1) street a, right side driving lane 3 m, 2) parking lane 2 m, 3) footway 3 m, 4) house at street a 12 m, 5) inner block 10 m, 6) house at street b 12 m, 7) footway 3 m, 8) parking lane 2 m and 9) street b, left side driving lane 3 m = then you get 50 m. This is the absolute minimum for reasonable buildings inside of the blocks.
If you will do a good work for the inhabitants of your town - give them more room.
the barrio # 2 of Latina (Ciudad) [http://opengeofiction.net/relation/718] was planed for 100 990 inhabitants on the 12,43 km² - means moderate 8982 inhabitants each km². Meanwhile roundabout 3090 houses there are buildt - most with 4 floors and ground floor and 12 or 24 flats in a house. Only few houses are smaller. So we can calculate 3090 * 15 flats are 46 350 flats in all. Let in each live 4 persons as average, so we get 185 400 possible inhabitants = 14 500 each km² (I hope, I did not miscalculate me).
O.k. - that is only a rough calculation. But it is to see, that 100 990 inhabitants are too few for this central dense urbanisated area. So now I set 170.990 for this area. Sure the "new" 70 000 inhabitants will be substracted in other barrios, to let the total inhabitants of Latina (Ciudad) on the same level.
So we can see, that the planed inhabitants can be fixed only after the step, that all houses are drawn
Meanwhile the southern part of Barrio # 2 (named "Barrio Nuovo") has got some urban athmosphere. It is a mixes area with houses with 5 floors, but some surviving smaller and older buildings. In the middle of the blocks often are some small industry or baker, plumber and so on. Most important building are the stock-exchange and to the right at the Avenida Sardenga the juristic part of the university. For all, which love pets, look at Passage Cantabria please.
[http://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/-13.5086/39.6636] is the link.
I plan to apply for the Geolympic Summer Games 1988. At the moment not everything is done, especially the city and the infrastructure need more details to be accepted. In addition to the games (buildings, venues and a list of all sporting events) I plan to simulate the results.
My idea to simulate all events in a few words: I think to host a Geolympic event is a great reward. In the same way, having successful athletes is a honour for a country and should not be randomly or decided by the "first come, first serve"-principle as it is done at the moment. Therefore the simulation of these events is part of my proposal. How it works?
Do you know the card game Top Trumps? It will be a basic ingredient of the simulation.
First think of two countries, both have the same number of mapped sporting facilities and the same level regarding wiki-articles, which is one important fact. So both countries are allowed to decide how to distribute the same number of points in some sport-related categories on the card. Small and undeveloped countries have less points, large high developed countries have more points.
In the sport event cards of countries are compared to each other. Which categories are compared depends on outside influences, is to some extent randomly chosen and also depends on the opponents. So all have the chance to win, however high effort in mapping and writing yield better chances :) One positive secondary effect would be that also unpopular sports (-> all sports except soccer and racing) are developed in OGF!
What do you think?
The city of Cordoba (5 674 865 inhabitants) since today is an own province in the state of Latina. Congratulations to the city of culture and music.
100 to 146 different sort of birds live in the towns in Europa, Amerika, Asia and Australia. But so many only, if there are grass, shrubs and trees among the stones. To have this diversity, it is necessary, that parks have 10 ha (1/10 km²) or more and that for genetic health there are helpful junctions between the parks as trees along the street or trees on a strip in the middle of the street or avenue. (means Bernhard Kegel in his book "Tiere in der Stadt"/animals in the town)
Was two weeks in Finland, Nordkap and Lofoten (Norway). If you need for your wiki of northern (or far southern) landscapes pictures from fjords, mountains, tundra and cloudy sky - please write a message in my inbox.
Has anybody too this problem with Podlatch2? You can edit - but not save the edits. The the system marks "Error creating changeset". Browser is Firefox.
Greetings, brave mappers out there!
I'm just working on the history of Norðurland. And I thought about that around the Vinn Sea area, there could have existed a commercial-defensive organization of cities and countries like the Hanseatic league around the Baltic and North Sea (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League). In my writings, I currently mention it as the "Vinnic League".
Maybe, this league could even have been revived in (or have survived until) nower days as a supranational union to ease trade as "Vinnic Union".
Any suggestions about this (like the name or in general), especially from the Vinn Sea - adjacent state owners? If there are no caveats during the next days, I will create a conforming wiki article.
Greetings and happy mapping, Markus
Hello, brave mappers out there!
Currently, I'm working on a map of the suburban railroad network of Frjálshöfn. I'd like to create smooth curves like in Andy's map of Puerto Real (see here: http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/File:Porto-Real-urban-rail-network.png)
However, theses Beizer curves are driving me insane! I don't figure out how to really create smooth, even curves for a 45 degree angle, and I can't even think of making two or more of these curves parallel!
Is sb as experienced as Andy is and can share the magic to me? Inkscape or Illustrator doesn't matter, I have both (even if I prefer Inkscape).
Greetings and happy mapping, Markus
In Elegantia southeast are free some areas for industry use north and south of the motorway # 3. If anybody will place a factory - he/she is welcome. If a factory is founded, I will draw the railway-connection.
In the island bow south of Khaiwoon I plan to set a shipping-line, running about * Jørpenilands * UL314 (free) * UL309 (inactive) * UL308 - Kairranui Islands = Boge * UL307 - Paranabi = BMSOUZA * UL306 - Lallemans = Portopolis * to Khaiwoon and Niulutan-Riu
Please write here, if you not agree with this plan. Thanks.
I wish, some people are more careful with the boundaries of administration-units. If one do not exactly know , what to do, then he (or she) can please look in our wiki-tutorial about boundaries, before he (or she) draws a lot of false boundaries.
So please ...
... set not a new boundary at an older boundary without to to make at the connecting node two pieces of the old boundary (with the scissor-tool) . In other case no one of your boundary-relations will work well.
... let never two or more boundary-ways let run about the same nodes. If anywhere is an administrative boundary it is always only ONE way. What a sort of boundary this is, is shown with the admin_level. So if a country-boundary (level 2) and a province-boundary (level 4) have the same way, draw only the country-boundary. The province-boundary between different provinces must end at the country-boundary and NOT run with the country-boundary around your province.
This is the better way as I made in the past, I think.
First draw a playing field (100 * 67 m) with [leisure = pitch]. Then draw the 400m track around with [highway = service]
Third is the inner line of the stadium-building around the 400 m track, here I take [landuse = meadow]. Fourth is the outer line of the stadium, only with the name [name = xyz] - no building-tag is to use.
Then the relation as multipolygone with [type = multipolygone], [ref = abc], [building = yes] and [amenty = public_building]. The "ref" is helpful, to indentificaire different multipolygones.
Sixt step = the outer line (the third) with the name is connected with the multipolygone as "outer" and the inner line (the fourth) as "inner". The service road and the sport-pitch are not connected with the polygone.
Looks then as this [http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/-10.87107/43.69139&layers=H]
No wounder about the catpaw. The same photo you can see in the german wikipedia under "Hauskatze" (house cat) [https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauskatze#mediaviewer/File:Catpaw.jpg] as example and it is my tom-cat "Ziggie" - born in Krete / Greece and now 7 years old. Has an own webside [http://www.ziggie.de] , which cost me 65 €cent a month ;-)
The LMC (Latina Metro Compañia) has published a new map of the metro-system of the city. The backside of the plan - including the lines in the inner city with more details - you can see here = www.horstbu.de/metrolatina.png
[O.k. - not all stations are set and not all stations have a name. That is, becaus the city too is "work in progress"]
There are some express-lines - so each second train of line # 1 north of "Universidad" is an express-train. Between "Artado" and "Universidad" the green line # 7 stops only at "Espana"-railway-station and in the southern part the grey line # 8 goes direkt from "Estacion Sur" to "Fabio Megontes". The trace of lines # 6 and 7 north of "Universidad" was formerly the trackbed of the northern railway, which now terminated in the main-station (Estacion Central).
The northern part of line # 10 is only in action, if there are the fairies ("Messe"/"Feria") or if they play in the national stadium. Line # 11 in his northeastern part is in construction still. This line works in two sections 11a and 11b (Ponte Kennedy - Almolario and Est. Sur - Estadio Nacional), so that in the middle part the service is denser.
Between "Independencia" and "Guëll" you see three lines ( ## 1, 5 and 6). They all run - with 6 tracks - in the old area of the eastern fortification of the old town. Between "Guëll" and "Torquez" too are three lines (## 1, 2 and 12) with 6 tracks. Here formerly was a part of the port of Latina, which is now the park of the Esplanade-Boulevard along the shore. The main seagoing ships now start at Saguset-City, where is deeper water.
If you are a friend of soccer-sport, you will find easy all importand places in town.
Have fun with that map.
Between the both parts of the continent Archantia (in "Media") now is opend a canal for seagoing ships (200 m broad, 4 locks, each of 600 m lenght) between Canal City and Alexandria. This canal can be used from everybody for his shipping-lines.
Wish you a good journey and always six inches water under the keel.
at "view"-mode you have a little skala left down on the screen. In "edit"-mode there is really nothing. Not helpful.
So I have seen, on my screen at zoom 16 (200m) that this 200 m are 34 millimeters on screen. How long this 200 m are on your screen, may differ logically. So I made a little strip of paper and a mark at 17 mm for 100 m, at 34 mm for 200 m and so on. That is for zoom 16. For zooms 17 (100 m) and 18 (50 m) you can set the meters too at your markers.
O.k. - is not perfect, but better as nothing. And by the time you get a feeling for the meters at the scale, in which you work. In doubt you set your paper-ruler softly at the screen
Some mesures = Great churches normally not longer then 80 m, a soccer-field 100 * 67m , one Block in Manhattan / New York 60 * 240 m, one block in the "Eixample" of Barcelona 148 * 148 m.