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Hey OGF community!
I've been working on my territory for a while now and it would be GREAT to get some feedback. I have been using Spain for inspiration. I am starting to work on the Public transportation. I want the economy to be based around oil (because of the desert in the north part of my country), IT, and medicine. I also hope it can be a financial center in the area, but is doubtful because of the GIANT city in the territory next to mine. (Apollonium)
Anyway, I would like some feedback.
I'm going to look for a different spot and start from scratch
I am Coshatiuav (co-shatew-ay-vee, you'll know why soon), a close friend of user Zhenkang who introduced me to this site. I have always had an ambition for fictional mapping, and it is probably time I reveal my plans for OGF. So far nothing is up yet :P I am a pretty busy person - a major exam is coming up soon followed by university, so I'll probably work on the bulk of my content offline while uploading large chunks intermittently.
I plan to work on a group of nations called the Creolic States <\del> this will probably end up somewhere where there's a bunch of 'green', though if one of the new continents opens up by the time I feel ready I'll be glad to use that. Of course most of my territory will probably end up in the hands of other mappers, but I do want to have some decisions over their language and cultures.<\del>
The hallmark of the Creolic States is a philosophy-cum-proto-religion called Hretism - a practical knowledge and science-based view on humanity and its future. Expect a lot of startups and think-tanks stemming from these places. These nations largely have their own distinct cultures despite having similar racial roots. At the same time, (me living in Singapore) Meilan(Chinese) and ??(Indian) migrants form a significant part of the Creolic community.
Here are some of these nations: -Grinzez: around 190-200 thousand km2. Planned three major cities - capital Pyapyor, Hitherceko and Thretop. Inspired from Singapore, London and Berlin among others. <\del> -Raufael: another major state like Grinzez, the leader of the States pretty much. Ingerlish-dominated. East Raufael is an Oriental split-off from this state. -Zhichy (Ʒiɕyi) -Launyat: capital Syopenal, inspired from Paris and Tokyo. -Sinaira (σήνάιρα)
And these states have to be around so history fits together more nicely: -Hu'qao and its sister state Nangang, Meilanese nations -Tauland: Sri Lanka-like state, possibly the first attempt to introduce a primarily Dravidian nation into OGF<\del>
The climate definitely doesn't have to be like Singapore's, I'm thinking more of subtropics (Cfa/Cwa) in fact.
I also consider myself a railway enthusiast, so that's the way I typically form the baseline of my cities. I mostly learn by observation - that's the way I work. On the other hand, I do need some help for geography and mapping rural areas (you need lots of those for a developed rail network!)
Ta ta for now, do leave a comment if you have any enquiries!
This is the final result, i am posting it here so you can tell me what shall i fix (or completly delete if needed :/) because i'm pretty new to this (7 days). 7 days of mapping, i changed the language which i used to have here due to it not being any official language of the country i'm mapping in (Gobrassanya, so it's open-to-all territory) to Ingerish.
EDIT: There might be some scale issues i will want to fix.
Hi all! I've got a basic airport sketched out for Seniqe, but I've seen some really amazingly detailed airports around the OGF world and am hoping one of you has a special love of mapping these kinds of sites. If you are interested in mapping Seniqe's airport in detail, please shoot me a DM with an example or two of airports you've created in the past. Thank you!
After a several year hiatus, I decided to work in a common area . I figured on building a National Park.
Hello all, I have gotten my own territory. However, there is one big issue: I do not know how to make proper motorway interchanges/junctions, and even normal exits. I know the motorway_link syntax but do not know how to make them look smooth and functional, like this: . I was wondering if there are templates or a guide or something so that I can easily make motorway-motorway and motorway-road T and 4 way junctions. Thanks, ev3commander
I would love some feedback on my new sandbox. I'm not sure if I did it right, so I would love some constructive feedback to help me improve the page. While you're in my sandbox, feel free to check out my first sandbox project!
Last January, I started work on a new city named Confluencia.
In Commonia, (of all places) there is a well-mapped and highly-developed city also named Confluencia.
Did I subconsciously copy this city’s name, or did it change recently?
You are welcome to apply for, and discuss, OGF:AR001b
"a collaborative territory, which is inspired by the real-world island of Timor (shared between Timor-Leste and Indonesia) The provinces are owned by individual users so long as they agree to adhere to to collective territory goals and coordinate on development:
- Low GDP
- Poor infrastructure
- One major city
- Colonial history: TBD (Portuguese analogue?)
- Languages: TBD; assumed Tetum-analogue, Indonesian-analogue, colonial"
Hey everyone! Diamond Coast was just a little fishing town with a casino less than a year ago but it is sure transformend since then! https://opengeofiction.net/#map=12/-26.4263/122.5309
Anyway I just wanted to say that it will literally come to life once I get the game Cities Skylines and I will build the city Diamond Coast just like the layout on OGF.
This is also an oppertunity for other users to try it out and create their own city just like OGF. The link is just the images of the game, but you can also just search it on youtube and youll get hundreds of ways you can see how the game works. You can download it on PC or Play Station.
Check it out!
I've been working on Seniqe, one of the two major cities along the Strait of Abren in Dematisna, for the past month. While there is still a huge amount of work to be done, much of the city's historic center has been mapped now (along with the outline for the metro region), so I thought it was time for a proper introduction.
Seniqe is a mélange of influences from Istanbul, Izmir, Barcelona, Seville, Athens, and Algiers. It has a fairly hilly terrain, but the central city is located on a broad, flat plain around Al-Hilal Aleulawi, the Crescent Haven, the body of water that connects the city's historic port to the Strait of Abren. The ancient walled city was founded around 1600 BCE, and reached its current extent around 500 CE. The city greatly expanded following the arrival of the Castellanese in the 1450s. It continued to grow under colonial control for centuries, and through the strait's status as an international territory (the Zona Internacional Abreniqe, or ZIA) from 1902-69.
Following a change to immigration laws after Dematisna became an independent country in '69, the city became a magnet for international migration. Its population first cracked one million in the first Dematisnan census in 1975, and today the metropolitan region is home to more than seven million people from around the world. You can read a more detailed history of the city on its wiki page here.
So far the detailed mapping reflects about 80% of what would have existed ca. 1900 CE, while the road and rail network for the metro region is mapped up to the present. I'm filling in the city as I go, and am hoping to get up to the 1960s by the end of the summer.
I would love to hear any initial thoughts people have on how things are shaping up! I want to give a special shout-out to @Moskva, who is mapping the motorway interchanges (which I have no talent for, whatsoever). Dematisna is a collaborative territory, so if there are projects you would be interested in helping out with in Seniqe, please propose them here or on the talk page for Dematisna
I have created a lake in north-western Uletha called "Paivat".
"Paivat" probably means something like "the water of the day" in Läxian language. It may have different names in different languages.
The northern side of the lake is a rocky archipelago (which i am working on right now), streching from east to west. While the southern side is pretty sandy, just like northern Germany and Poland.
Paivat lake is formed by an ancient glacial activity within this area, which created the many lakes, inlets and bogs of Läxland.
Paivat is inspired by the Saimaa lakeland in Finland and the Ladoga lake in Russia. I have always loved the patterns of the nordic lakes and islands, willing to create such natural artwork on OGF.
I started mapping about a few days ago and have made some progress at making a village in central Commonia, using ID at first and now JOSM, but I'm having some trouble using it. It would also be helpful to have to critique on my settlement.
Things I would like help with:
- creating areas such as parks and car parks, that are available in the areas tab in ID
- creating rail tracks
- airport features such as runways etc. (dont worry I'm not building an airport for my tiny town)
- naming places: mainly town names but also for having buildings be hotels etc.
- different road types: I'm aware of the residential road, but in a lot of other cities on the map I see large residential roads?
- creating coloured ares of the map, like in cities where the area between blocks is grey
- having buildings sit next to and against each other, without overlapping and causing an error
- creating perfect circles for roundabouts etc
- going into detail on buildings (like that really cool cathedral in Baradin)
I understand this is a lot (and theres probably more i still have to ask) but any help would greatly be appreciated.
Hello, I am new to mapping in OGF, and have a question:
See https://opengeofiction.net/#map=19/19.33707/87.82329. How come some types of buildings don't show up as solid blocks (with borders) and others do?
Also, if you look at it in the editor, you see another building, a locksmith to the left of the coffee shop. Why doesn't it show up at all (not even the name)? (This also happens with the parking garage next to the gym to the northeast.)
Hi all. I am happy to announce that I managed to claim AR903, or what is called now Kuehong (Quê Hương 家园), a Vietnamese state, after further discussions with the regional admin. It is quite interesting to take a bit out of what was part of Commonia, but equally frustrating to delete and revise the road connections and ill-mapped settlements in the area. Not sure if this is part of admin's plan to clean up Commonia, but oh well.
I am officially introducing this now just to alert some users who have accidentally changed the name of my country to Raintree River, and just a friendly reminder not to edit and rename the nearby territories as well! See wangi's newest diary entry for details. I am also making some personal notes which I will like to share with everyone here. Feel free to suggest anything wrong with it, I am not using a nuke button (which is still in Antigo) to nuke you off the map.
Currently, the territory is now almost clean; just need to remove all name tags. I will also get started on the geography and making the states. Hopefully after that I will get work on a small port, where I can make ferry connections between Uletha and Archanta and eventually start collaboration projects with CARECU and EUOIA. Kuehong, given its location, has quite some potential to be a trading entrepot, and it isnt easy to be ignored.
About the culture, Kuehong will be largely similar to the Vietnamese culture, with the same food, (possibly) clothes (depends on the weather) and allusions to some well-known landmarks in Vietnam (summer palaces, Ha Long Bay etc).
What's probably different is that there may not be a French presence in Kuehong (since it is relatively far away), but more emphasis on Chinese influences, since it was colonised by some oriental power in Orano before. The political situation will be quite different from actual Vietnam as well; it will be a relatively strong and efficient military junta instead of communism. Just expect a heavier military presence in the country, but otherwise, thanks to the military, the lives of the people generally improved with relatively good infrastructure. There will be also a notable Chinese presence in the country particuarly at the east.
Another difference is that Kuehong is on a higher lattitude than actual Vietnam itself. Still, it did not stop Kuehong from growing and exporting rice, so there are still rice paddy fields. The weather may be more similar to Taiwan instead; there may not be much snow but more cooler winds. Kuehong will also be affected by typhoons frequently since it is in relatively open sea.
Still, this project will be quite interesting, since I did not really have much solid knowledge on the language and culture. There are quite a number of differences between Kuehong and Vietnam which I will like to point out in this diary entry. Hopefully, I hope someone out there can further educate me on Vietnamese culture, tell me their experience in Vietnam or offer any further suggestions regarding this territory.
Zhen Kang (Z.K.)
(Former cartographer in Antigo, he has recently managed to defect and emigrate to Kuehong)
Hi, the northern most half (roughly!) of Commonia is no longer a "blue" territory and open to editing by all. It has been split into individual territories, managed per OGF:Admin regions. None of the new territories are mapped as "beginner", as such any user will need to supply a plan for the territory if applying.
However another "blue" territory, Rhododactylia, has been increased in size.
L (wangi for admin)
what happened to COMMONIA?
Hello to the whole community! Since 6 months ago I have been developing the historic district of Vondréaux, called Fort Vondréaux. I have developed it with the greatest possible care, and I want to finally show it to the community.I want to know your opinions. Happy mapping, Mapping Expert.
Currently, I have 2 airports in Walkegan, Pike and Miller International.
Personally, I would like if some airlines would come into my airport. It's been bugging me that nobody has gone to my airports yet.
First of all, I want to be realistic. I have limited international gates and most international flights would come from either South Archanta or north Archanta. Most flights would originate from the FSA.
Also if you have any feedback for my airport you can tell me in the comments.
Thanks, oof boi