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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?

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

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.

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.

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!


Posted by Trombonist2003 on 3 September 2018 in English (English)

As of right now, I have restarted my country once already, but it's starting to become a mess now in my opinion. I'm wondering whether it is a good idea to delete it again or not.

Since I have rebuilt my country, I have felt good about the progress I was making at the start, but I am starting to get dissatisfied with the quality of my mapping. Much of the country is empty right now, which tells me that I have made some progress, but I don't feel like I have made a lot.

Notes to ignore:

  • Deng-Ville, as I will be redoing it as well shortly.
  • Bézers, as i will be redoing the primary road junction with the motorway.
  • The fact that many roads are over-classified in Patin-Loud, I will be downgrading many of them.

Any advice on what to do next is appreciated!


Location: 1-14, Pognariĉ, Béliĉe

How is my airport? | Margenson

Posted by Lyriax on 2 September 2018 in English (English)

Hey guys I'm a new user and I'm using OGF for around two weeks. One of my main projects was the improvement of Margenson and the creation of the Margenson Airport! If you have time, please have a look at the airport and its surroundings and please give me some feedback on it.



Location: 30, Margenson, Yantia, Gobrassanya

How do you create States

Posted by Dasher2004 on 2 September 2018 in English (English)

Hi there! So I just got on after a while and forgot how to make states can someone tell me how and if so Someone tells me how to edit them!


Posted by natlyn on 31 August 2018 in English (English)


I just wanted to know what you thought on my city Beliccem?

Location: Ciudad de Abunadi, Abunadi
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