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Logic of English

Posted by Jesus Antonio on 30 July 2018 in English (English)

I think all countries that talk Ingerish or any "Euro-OGF" language should be colonized in his history bu the actual country (because it is logic isnt?)

How do i number roads

Posted by MarcustheMapper on 29 July 2018 in English (English)

How do I number my roads

Location: York County, UL052

JOSM authentication issues?

Posted by lanai on 29 July 2018 in English (English)

My JOSM keeps refusing to authenticate? I have tried both my OGF and my OSM username and password and neither are working? any help would be amazing.

JOSM not working

Posted by tule00 on 27 July 2018 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

When I run josm.jnlp, it says "Unable to launch the application", and when I run the preinstalled JOSM, it runs and shows an error message that says it failed to connect to The home screen says "(Message of the day not available)", and whenever I try to download something from OGF, it shows the error "Failed to connect to the remote server".

Does this happen to anyone else? Is there an issue with JOSM servers?


Possible recreation on OGF

Posted by ImmortalHawk on 27 July 2018 in English (English)

After a long hiatus from OGF, I've decided to maybe come back and do something... (since the long days of summer can get kinda boring). Anyways, I have this project that I want to recreate on OGF. It's on paper, and the scale is kinda weird, but I would like to see if there is a place that I might be able to recreate this project online.

Here is my project: Map of Argent

Thanks, ImmortalHawk

P.S. I was wondering if the admin could allocate a country area for me to map. This city is supposed to have a typical climate of a North American City, and is not too far from water (ocean), but is not an island. Thanks


Posted by iiEarth on 26 July 2018 in English (English)

Previously, I made a mall which came out to be too big. I decided to delete it and make it more realistic by sights, OSM, and Google Maps. I am trying to make it as realistic as possible, but can I get tips about how to make it more realistic?

P.S. After I'm done I'll save and put the coordinates there.


Location: North Coast Highway, Blaan, Dilleland, Commonia

I'm back Everyone!

Posted by plainoldbread on 25 July 2018 in English (English)

I'm starting to get back into OGF. I'm working on some stuff in my country. I realized I only have one operational airport in Planoria, So i'm gonna have to make another one just because people don't find driving across far areas that great for them. I kinda see how everyone else's airports are much more detailed and I look at my sadly basic airport, should I upgrade that or build a new one?

Location: Brusselspoint, Lenwood, Lenwood County, Fyndarie, Planoria

Public Transport Viewer

Posted by austinhuang on 25 July 2018 in English (English)

In this comment I mentioned that I altered the Route viewer to make it more suitable to public transit. Since it's getting messy I decided to put everything on a separate diary entry.

Using the PTV

The Skype and Share buttons are just there - You can adblock it if you want.

Differences from the original

  • No non-public transport routes - That means no highway routes, no electric lines, no ferry. Bus, Train, Tram, Light Rail, and Subway only.
  • Works from Zoom 8 instead of 10!
  • stop:1 (Or whatever number other than 1), stop_entry_only and stop_exit_only are rendered as stops instead of being ignored.
  • platform and platform:1 (Or whatever number other than 1) are ignored instead of being rendered.
  • Displays parent relations - That means you can see what lines are available at a stop/station!
  • Show lines of specific transport types!
  • Option to show 1 specific line! (Press "Reload" to restore to all lines)

Special tags

  • When you click a stop, it shows all the lines, with their background coloured by default. If you want to colour the text instead (Invert the colour), you may add ogf:invert=yes to the relation. You may want to use this feature to differentiate types of lines (Rush-hour, Express, Different frequency, etc).
  • NEW! You can change the width of your line by adding ogf:width=<Number> to the relation. By default, the number is 5. Floats should work.

Can I improve this?

Sure, it's on GitHub.

Calculating Area Size

Posted by GregoryLoss on 25 July 2018 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

I've noticed that certain states have their area size calculated, maybe in km2 or m2. Anyways what would be the best way to calculate it!

If your offering to calculate my area the link is below!

Location: -40.832, 160.950

Former fortress in Vumrupstat

Posted by tule00 on 24 July 2018 in English (English)

EDIT: Forum thread here

Hey everyone,

I've started mapping Vumrupstat one of the most important cities in Reeland, the capital of the province Oberlant. The first part of the city I'm about to make is the former fortress (like Innenstadt in Frankfurt, Innere Stadt in Vienna, Budavár in Budapest). For now, I made a palace like Hofburg in Vienna, a ring road around the former city walls, and a few streets inside.

I'm interested in whether I'm doing a good job for now. Do you all think this is realistic?

Also, I'm not sure if the palace should be used for tourism, or maybe as a parliament building for the province?

I'm open for all criticism and suggestions.

Best regards

Cosperica - natural features

Posted by wangi on 24 July 2018 in English (English)

For experienced editors, the first phase of the AR120-84 collaborative state Cosperica is open. The initial focus is on natural features:

Location: -28.149, 134.401

Hi, need help and tips

Posted by Charentoire on 23 July 2018 in English (English)

I have tried to look at every tutorial, helpful guide and tips and can't seem to grasp how to work JOSM, do you guys suggest beginners start with a more simpler program, or have any suggestions?

Interstate Freeway 45 and the Peakton Cliff

Posted by iiEarth on 23 July 2018 in English (English)
  1. Hey, guys. I was wondering if I could enlarge a freeway (45) so that it could reach Chico? I made this freeway to connect my city to Katsnelson. Soon I thought of making it bigger, and I saw Chico. Because Katsnelson is not connected to Chico, and Chico is not connected to any city, can I enlarge 45 to Chico?


  1. Hey, guys, in this diary entry I also wanted to list a problem. Somebody (I don't know who) made the cliff 'Peakton Cliff'. It surrounds a lot of Commonia, and I don't remember seeing it before. I've been editing my city for long, and I don't remember the cliffs there. Can I delete parts of it surrounding my city?

I revamped my previously atrocious airport

Posted by andrepoiy on 23 July 2018 in English (English)

So I've redone my airport here.

I removed those oversized rectangular terminals and put in more realistic looking ones. Next, I reconfigured the taxiways to make it look more realistic (no more triangles).

There is a lot of open space within the airport that I don't know what to do with, though. Any feedback would be nice.

Location: Molento, Capitalia

Potlatch 2

Posted by CharlieG on 20 July 2018 in English (English)

I keep downloading Adobe Flash Player but every time I want to edit with Potlatch, it doesn't work. Does anyone know why?

Transit layer

Posted by Dmdogs900 on 19 July 2018 in English (English)

In the real life open street map there is a transit layer I think this should be added to open geofiction

Why is there no tram station

Posted by magnesium on 17 July 2018 in English (English)

I tried to make a tram line to somewhere but Iater noticed THERE WAS NO TRAM STATION. ...

Getting JOSM to work with OGF

Posted by AngryGroceries on 16 July 2018 in English (English)

I spent about an hour trying to figure out how to configure JOSM in order to edit OGF with it, but I have failed to find a tutorial that works with the current version. Like, jeez, it's kinda frustrating. I searched the entire forums for anything regarding how to get JOSM working with OGF, and couldn't find any scrap of information. It's also unhelpful that the wiki only provides about 1/6th of the information needed before just linking to this video. I can see why there was demand for a video tutorial, but now the only video tutorial we have doesn't line up with the current version of JOSM. Man, I just want to edit.

Any possible way to see past versions of OGF?

Posted by yoyo21 on 16 July 2018 in English (English)

I have been wondering if it is possible to see the OGF world as it was in the far past (relative to this site), such as say, 2015. (I'm not really looking for a certain date.) I think it would be cool to see how OGF has changed since then.

The only thing I have found is going to past versions of the overview map and seeing the different country shapes in certain areas (it looks extremely different in the AR120 area), but current mapping is shown underneath the country shapes. The mapping back then is what I would want to see, as it is hard to track down origins of old mapping. (I'm not looking to find the date that certain pieces of mapping were created either.)

I know this probably isn't realistic, but is there a way?

Personal Use

Posted by AngryGroceries on 16 July 2018 in English (English)

I've been using this site for about a day, but I do realize this is a private worldbuilding project and not strictly a tool. I really like the iD editor, but I'm trying to figure out how I can use it for my own personal use instead of a contribution to the project, because my setting doesn't exactly fit the guidelines. The answers I've found online seem trustworthy, but some level of coding seems to be required, and I'm no programmer. I've tried using the JOSM editor, but I still much prefer iD. Might the community have any suggestions?

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