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The "Vinnic league"

Posted by EMKLI on 27 July 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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: 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

Inkscape madness with rounded paths

Posted by EMKLI on 26 July 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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:

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

Industry-area in Elegantia southeast (Zylanda)

Posted by histor on 24 June 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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.

See []

Island hopping shipping line

Posted by histor on 21 April 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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.


Posted by histor on 10 April 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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.

Sport stadium in Podlatch2

Posted by histor on 31 March 2015 in German (Deutsch).

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 []


Posted by histor on 23 October 2014 in German (Deutsch).

No wounder about the catpaw. The same photo you can see in the german wikipedia under “Hauskatze” (house cat) [] as example and it is my tom-cat “Ziggie” - born in Krete / Greece and now 7 years old. Has an own webside [] , which cost me 65 €cent a month ;-)

Metro in Latina Cidudad

Posted by histor on 21 May 2014 in German (Deutsch).

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 =

[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.

For all seashipping nations

Posted by histor on 18 April 2014 in German (Deutsch).

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.


Kilometres and metres in Podlatch2

Posted by histor on 26 March 2014 in German (Deutsch).

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.

Khaiwoon - Street names

Posted by histor on 24 March 2014 in German (Deutsch).

In some cities it is usual, to give a name for a street only once in the whole town (p.e. Hamburg / Germany). In other great cities a street-name can given twice or more often, but only once in a defined area (p.e. Berlin / Germany).

In Khaiwoon we need a lot of street-names. So I think, a street-name could be used twice or more, but only once in a suburb. What do you mean?

New Server

Posted by histor on 23 March 2014 in German (Deutsch).

Gratulation. Looks good, All 5 minutes an update is very comfortable.

One thing: the names of retail-areas, industrial-areas and residential-areas did not appear in the new version (so as in the formerly). Can that be made?

Horst (histor)