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Where's my island?

Posted by Guanato on 18 May 2019 in English (English)

In South Bunayre I "made" a island, I read on somewhere that the island is created after 4 hours, well, until this moment of this post there's already more than 10 hours and I don't see anything yet!!

Location: -25,651, 165,126

What are all of the "nationalities"

Posted by Pancake Killer on 16 May 2019 in English (English)

I'm talking like the names (like how Ingerish is the British), but what about the Spaniards and French? Scandinavian, German and Russian? African-American too I guess. Anyone know the names for these or do we only truly know the Ingerish?

Feedback

Posted by MOI N on 16 May 2019 in English (English)

Lai'uo'wea is VaAnu's Most Populated and Highest Town of Cygagon. : I'm still working on the accomodation I'm not doing houses I may be adding to the amount of parks. I haven't finished adding beaches

Also , is it allowed to have names of non-famous people? Otherwise it's extremely hard to be creative.

*DON'T COMMENT ON THE ROAD NAMES *- it helps me map.

Location: -20.582, 16.032

New Buildings Welcome

Posted by Blazed on 14 May 2019 in English (English)

Plenty of business and industrial real estate is available in beautiful Paradise Fields. Located south of the massive city of Mosno and north of the giant megaplex Confluencia, Paradise Fields features excellent infrastructure already built and labeled. Build an office, franchise a store, build an embassy, build a factory, build warehouses, build houses... Just keep it to scale. (I'm currently trying to decrease the scale uniformly, so follow the smallest scale which can be found around downtown Montrebeq for reference).

Current powerful enterprises operating in Paradise: - Woodrow Financial - Mazelow Reality - Jones Industrial Company

You don't even need to ask, since Paradise Fields is located in Commonia, the land of the free.

Invest in sweet Paradise Fields, today!

Location: 2.759, 142.584

Embassies in Adaria

Posted by Martinawa on 13 May 2019 in English (English)

It's finally the moment. It's time for Adaria to open to the outside world and have visible relations with the outside world.

I have opened a wiki page in order to organize the embassies located in the Embassy Avenue, close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For now there are 40 slots for embassies, but if they end up being too few I'll consider expanding the area or maybe finding another site to place embassies, maybe in a more dispersed manner. I'll also be placing embassies myself abroad as things develop.

Happy Mapping,

Martinawa

Location: -24,582, 132,202

About Archanta

Posted by Mapping Expert on 11 May 2019 in English (English)

What's the best option for a regional organization in Archanta?

Trouble with country name

Posted by MOI N on 9 May 2019 in English (English)

i've done everything the page says on this says , but my country name won't show up. why?

Trouble with creating islands

Posted by JuLn on 7 May 2019 in English (English)

Hello mappers!

I've recently installed JOSM. It indeed makes mapping a lot easier. However I don't understand how to create islands. When I try, they don't render correctly, so I assume i'm doing something wrong.

I have an example: I'm currently trying to create two islands in a huge river: Topech Island, and Notchien Island. If I remember correctly, I created the coastline on JOSM, created a multipolygon and then went on the ID editor to tag the multipolygon as Island.

However, the islands aren't showed on the map, only their names are. What did I do wrong?

Thanks and happy mapping!

Wiki password problems

Posted by Fluffr_Nuttr on 6 May 2019 in English (English)

Hi.

I've been having problems with the wiki password. I put in my username and password, and it says the password is incorrect. I then click 'Forgot Password', and I put in my username and email to get a temporary password. Then it says no email was ever registered with my account. The only option would be to create a new account, but I don't think that was allowed on the website. I contacted admin about this 2 weeks ago, but I haven't gotten any response. This has essentially blocked me from the forums since I returned to OGF a few months ago. I know Admin can be kind of slow sometimes. Should I just wait, or is there something else I can do?

Ready for a territory request?

Posted by CaboAzul on 5 May 2019 in English (English)

You may know by now that I have erected a little village in western Commonia by the name of Vertbourne. I have been working on it off-and-on for a while, but when I found the perfect territory to request, I had a new wind. What I want to know now: Am I ready to request my first territory (if not, please explain why)?

I look forward to reading your responses!

Location: 8.844, 138.515

Question

Posted by Brunanter on 3 May 2019 in English (English)

I have a question to everyone. I'm waiting out for a territory, but still haven't heard back in some time (asked for UL 212, which I previously owned). Should I wait out and stick with my choice, or try something different?

I'm open to suggestions. UL212 (Mariana) is something i'm proud of, but I have to fix a lot because it was made when I was new to OGF, but somethimes i think a new challenge is also good, and I would like to try perhaps an FSA state and try something totally different from what I've ever done.

Thanks

Possible Mecynan revamps and reorganisation?

Posted by zhenkang on 3 May 2019 in English (English)

tl;dr

I have been a bit concerned with Mecyna lately, and I thought of proposing new ideas for this blue nation, which is now full of random, jumbled up motorways and too many cities cramped up that does not really make sense.

Many of the motorways/trunk roads and the cities need to be downgraded. Some can be removed as well, such as this motorway that stretches across Glotqua to the other side near Gilagonas via Bellefontaine. Mislabelled settlements as cities can be downgraded to town or village or even a hamlet. This so-called city, for example, can just be a village, likewise for this. Other towns like here can also be further downgraded as well.

As for geography, it looks fine but I feel that the desert plains in neighbouring Elhadia can be extended to the north (which looks like a plain at the moment). The forests could be better drawn like Gobrassanya, but it is not like there are any pro-mappers free to do that. But the detailing can be done much later, or otherwise, forget it if some newbie is going to come and wreck the forests with more motorways. The central area (around the canal) can be wetlands and swamps, while the south can be mountainous as well.

I have some ideas for the culture for the nation as well (read: a bit of history may be involved). So far, the nation is meant to be Florescentian (Portuguese), Castellan (Spanish) and Ingerish influenced. I have my doubts on Iondalban having arrived because it is very far away from Mecyna unless it has already made other deals in other neighbouring nations. Iondalban does not look mapped at all, so why can it be a coloniser?

There has been a slight taboo of having an Ingerish colony, so I thought of possibly Aloran colonisation since it has also made such efforts in nearby Central Archanta. Any other proposed Ingerish-like coloniser is possible. Nothing much to say on Castellan arrival; as stated in the article, it has made efforts to build the canal and there are already former Castellan colonies.

About the local culture, since Elhadia and Central Archanta are African influenced, I thought of proposing it to be northeastern African culture, like Somalian and/or Ethiopian culture (there can be others). Thoughts on this though? Note: the culture does not need to affect the status of the country, which is said to be prosperous. Why not have a version of a rich and uncorrupted Somalia then?

Before ending off, the flag needs a slight change (no offence to whoever created it). It needs to be in proportion first. I am unsure about the flag's meaning though, is the red circle meant to represent the nation, with the orange the land and the blue the sea?

Location: -25.016, 147.085

Bluevista Feedback and Collab

Posted by Megacity2005Creator on 3 May 2019 in English (English)

Hi everyone! I seem to be in the same situation that CaboAzul is in: I am awaiting my territory request decision, and am wondering if anyone has any feedback about my previous city, Bluevista, in case I ever get back to it, and if anyone is willing to collaborate on it.

In feedback, there are already some things implicated by myself way back when, when I was a lousier editor, that I already know of and don't really want to be brought up:

*Several areas in a long corridor where I was first editing, including Downtown, Candlewick City, and Paseo Hills, are very poorly mapped and way out of scale.

*Some of my divided highways have lanes waaaaaay too close together.

*And finally, exit ramps and such seem to be totally different in scale from each other.

In the collaboration front, anyone is willing to work on Bluevista if they want. Just tell me in the comment section and please follow these guidelines: the streets are similar to Los Angeles (use this as an example), the topography to Vancouver, the climate to Florida, and the history to Portland. Please also take care in smoothing the corners and no more motorways.

Thanks! M2C

Location: -26.003, 145.368

Vertbourne Revisited... Again

Posted by CaboAzul on 3 May 2019 in English (English)

So I'm back, and my first order of business is to more or less finish Vertbourne so I can get my dream territory. However, I need some advice and/or help in developing my village.

What in Vertbourne needs improving? How should I go about doing this? How can I make Vertbourne as realistic as possible so admin don't reject my territory request for the umpteenth time?

Also, is anyone willing to help me work on Vertbourne? A little bit of assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Location: 8.844, 138.514

Mapping Atolls

Posted by CaboAzul on 2 May 2019 in English (English)

When I finally do get a territory to start mapping in, I think I'd like to have a country geographically like Tuvalu. You know, small and isolated.

But what I want to know is, how would you make an atoll in OGF?

Before anyone gets mad.

Posted by TheAquaBarron on 2 May 2019 in English (English)

Just a question to the Admins and OGF community: Is it okay if I add some Islands off of the coast of Arcacadiana? Just asking before the great flood happens and everyone gets mad...

Happy Mapping and Sorry in Advance.

Diplomatic Relations?

Posted by JoJoBa on 1 May 2019 in English (English)

Hello, if anyone wants to establish diplomatic relations between your and my country, be free to make it on the spot you think it suits you.

It will involve: 1. Exchanging embassies 2. Anything else if possible. (and if you want of course, not forced)

Both involve mapping.

I made a diplomatic quarter in my capital but it's empty. I would like to fill the empty gap.

Note: The bigger the area, the more expected the detail is.

Thanks!

Location: 12.189, 37.086

Mid-River Islands...

Posted by Litvania on 1 May 2019 in English (English)

Anyone know how to fix this?

I've tried to reverse the way of the islet but that didn't cut it. I haven't found a solution anywhere yet.

Location: 54,718, 86,003

Problem solved!

Posted by JoJoBa on 30 April 2019 in English (English)

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/12.9527/35.3446

There is supposed to be a grass field around the river, but for some reason it doesn't show up. I made it with JOSM and because a feature cannot have more than 2000 points, I decided to break it up into equal parts.

If you know how to fix it, please tell me, or please do it instead of me, if you know how, I probably mess up.

Thanks!

Location: 12.949, 35.345

Meet the 17 Nakwitlanian States..)

Posted by Rorro on 30 April 2019 in English (English)

Im still editing my country and the proof, is that i finally mapped all my 17 states that i planned to create, New Tenuchte, my capital city, is still on remodelation, almost all roads are almost fixed (ALMOST, NOT ALL), I already created 11 main roads, and one Island shared by 2 Nakwitlanian States))

The states that i created are: 1. Cuitlavok 2. Cuautemovik 3. Diez Ordoñéz 4. Estado Federal (there's my capital city) 5. Estado Verde 6. Guacharenas 7. Guachupé 8. Haragetuva 9. Iluria (the biggest state) 10. Kaluria 11. Mayania 12. Moctezarova 13. Morales 14. Nueva Castellán 15. Poblania 16. Regiopolitania 17. Territorio Nacuitlense Central (the smallest)

I will still mapping my territory to modify the internal borders (between my states) and/or creating and/or remodelating somethings

Location: -23,818, 164,534
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