After a lot of struggle to get JOSM to work on my computer, it finally does.
I started mapping in a blue territory and now I have my own country, so I’m going to work on it, but I mapped with the OGF editor (for the same reason that it didn’t works on my computer) and until now I will do it with JOSM and I have a big question.
The first thing I want to edit is my borders and the coastline, but I don’t know how to do it and I don’t want to ruin anything or flood the continent continent.
Could someone explain to me how those elements are edited? I didn’t find how to map that in the examples or guides
By the way, my country is called Costa Azul (ingerish: Azure Coast), in Tarephia.
Hello, I’d like to share a tip for you, how to have the wiki at normal speed.
First you have to go to your Preferences (stopping it after 10 seconds to load basic HTML should work), then go to Appearance, and change the Skin to Modern. Click save. Then, enjoy wiki-ing.
Thanks to TheMayor for sharing this trick with me.
Happy mapping and maybe writing,
Wiki has many troubles for the moment, so I decided to addapt the content of OGF:Ohesia to a user diary and also make you part of this project. Here I go.
Ohesia (Oǵemetézt in ohesian and Ochezien in kalmish) is a country located in northern Antarephia. It consists of a federation composed by about 8 regions (which still don’t have a name).
This country was an old kalmish colony and its linguistic situation is similar to South Africa. Kalmish is specially spoken in the capital and its surroundings, and a native language (conlang) is spoken in most of the rest of the country. The size of the country is about the size of Honduras.
The main idea is to create a similiar situation to real life Turkey and Turkmenistan. Ohemian language is the main language of the Antarephian family as well as turkish is of the Turkic family.
Everybody is invited to map in this collaborative country, specially german people. Regarding the languages that will be used, there is further information down below.
(A part of this point is copied from the OGF:Moonshine Archipelago wikipage, a nice project with similar characteristics that shows that collaboration can work)
Things you can do at anytime without asking. But be aware that concurrent editing without coordination may result in conflicts. Make sure to know how to resolve them.
Things everybody wants to do, but we don’t need too many of them or we need coordination. Remember it is not a blue territory
Things we just wont allow even if you ask us. Exceptions may still be possible in certain circumstances with a very good reason.
There are 2 spoken languages:
About the implemention of the conlang, users have two options:
The conlang is part of the Antarephian family (you can check it in the wiki when possible) and it has many common words with other languages like Lyrian, Holmic or Ohemian.
Any doubt or question will be replied here, as well as you can send private messages. Hope you like it and I’d be glad to see you in Ohesia
I created this document in order to help users with toponymy.
this article is the Spanish version of the English article found here
Deodeca es un país en Arcanta del Sur, con frontera a los Estados Federados, Ardencia y Ambrosia. Va a ser un país colaborativo.
Pero necesitamos tu ayuda
Para un país realista, hice un plan para Deodeca.
Después de eso, se van a repartir estas subdivisiones como en los Estados Federales, pero no se puede añadir mas ciudades, autopistas/autovías, trenes o cambiar la geografía y hidrografía significativamente sin permiso de mí. También se va a votar sobre cosas como la bandera, los nombres de los ríos, la capital, el esquema de numeración de las rutas, etc.
Si tienes interés, enviame un mensaje o pon un comentario abajo.
Deodeca is a country in Southern Archanta, bordering the Federal States, Ardencia and Ambrosia. It is planned to be a Spanish-speaking Latin American country. It will be a collaborative country.
But we need your help
The plan is the following, in order:
After that, the subdivisions (=provinces, states or similar) will be given away to users wanting it, like in the Federal States, however, they should not add more cities, and can only add motorways with the community agreeing. All collaborators, even those not initial, will just be referred to as “collaborators”, who will be able to vote on things like highway numbering schemes, river names, flags, etc. The initial collaborators will be able to vote on the first five steps and things like that.
If you’re interested, message me. Things will be organised similarly to the Federal States, however learning from the coherency issues it has/had.
Before I moved from Commonia to my current territory, I used to name my territory “San Marcos”. When I arrived to Antarephia, I decided to continue to name my country “San Marcos”, and I placed my old mapping in the north making a region with the name of “Old San Marcos”.
This region has always theoretically been composed by 4 (5?) provinces:
Even if I tried to think about how to make it fit with the area, I wasn’t able to. So I’ve had this idea to fix it:
In addition, another reason to do this change is the fact that San Marcos has 2 kinds of horns that I don’t really like, so one of them would be fixed.
What do you think about it? Do you have any ideas to improve it?
Moreover, I know that this is a drastic change of the shape of San Marcos, and I think that I should ask the admins beforehand. Am I able to do it?
I have discovered OGF a few days ago, and this is my first town. South Harbor, in West Commonia. Any feedback? I know the scale is horrible
This strait is full of international ferry lines of more than 10 000km:
In OSM, only regular ferry lines are used (take a look for example to the Strait of Gibraltar):
I want to ask to delete all those shiping lines and keep the shorter ones that connect places in this area, to make it clearer.
Hello to the whole community, the truth is that I only come to ask for an opinion about this area of farms that I have been developing today, I don’t know much about farms but I would like to know your advice to do better
Somedays ago, i saw the map of languages in the Wiki. Honestly, I didn’t like it because it used points and it was very unaccurate. I had the idea of doing the same thing, but with relations.
It has been difficult because I had to see country by country which language people use there, extract the points of the relations and put it into the map.
I hope you like it: https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Map_of_languages
Furthermore, I realized that there is a very common mistake in a lot of countries: mixing languages randomly. In my opinion, it’s not realistic at all. For example, I saw countries in which there are arabic, hebrew and chinese script in the same city. I think that we should follow the quote “a nation, a country”, or as least, “a country, a language”.
This is the reason why I didn’t add some countries to the map, cause I couldn’t determinate which is the main language of the country.
However, it’s a fact that there are countries where people speak several languages. That happens in the real life. So I recommend you to delimitate the border between those languagues.
That’s only my advice. You are not forced to follow it, but I ask you guys to think about it.
There are a lot of countries in which I didn’t put the language because I didn’t have time enough, so I ask you to add them.
In addition, I’m using the same colours that were used before, and I added the colour Black to rare languages that are spoken in very few countries.
I think that most of you have noticed that there are two countries in the world whose names and capitals are “Ascot”.
Shouldn’t it get fixed?
hola, Saludos desde México.
Quisiera saber cuál es la Ciudad más grande de OGF para visitarla y observar como esta construida, tengo un proyecto de Ciudad de Barranquillo en Rhododactilya y quisiera ver más, para ver que debo de construir más.
Hello greetings from Mexico.
I would like to know which is the largest city of OGF to visit and see how it is built, I have a project of Barranquillo City in Rhododactilya and I would like to see more, to see what I should build more.
Use el traductor de Google.
Use the Google translator.
Hi there guys! Last year I started working in a London-like city by taking advantage of some nice river features I saw around those coordinates, north-west of Gobras City.
I left it abandoned and I’ve returned for a bit, but I think I am currently overwhelmed and I definitely made many noobie mistakes, such as the ambition of creating a gargantuan urban area, completely not fitting the overall Gobrassanya style, etc.
A bit of backstory:
My previous edit -and the first thing I made in Opengeofiction was Minato in Rhododactylia:
(Disregard the weird harbor/pier shapes, it was only an experiment and I don’t know how to use JOSM -or even install it, it’s like rocket science for me- and this affects a lot the quality of any bigger shape I’d like to create)
After that I requested a territory but again it looks like a lot of work -It is my fault in any case, maybe I don’t have enough time or dedication for this task- and they told me I was using real life names, though many people use them and I think most of my names were more or less original by that time (after that I may have used more real life names as I gave up the idea of getting a territory-. So I finally found that location in Gobrassanya.
The good thing is that the region looks super cool and active. The bad thing: me. I am afraid that I am destroying the quality of the Gobras City surrounding with this massive London like city which style doesn’t really fit the tropical - hi-tech style of the country.
I absolutely love OGF and its fun but I have a conflict because it is too serious/professional for me at the same time: I don’t want to disturb the work of other people (and Gobras City is a very professional collaborative project) but I am also afraid that the criticism (that I want to receive with this post in any way, to be honest) will make me finally leave the site.
I don’t know what you think, which changes of general style, scale of the city you’d make, if you’d prefer that I talk with mappers working in Gobras City to create a more cohesive metro area, etc. If you generally find that Fallsington is not that bad or can be rescued/modified/adapted -if you find that it can make sense- could you help me with it?
I even started a CERN-like area inspired by the cool LIGO idea in Gobras City. So I definitely could take care of Fallsington, specially small scale-detail, which I like the most. Roads, railroads, junctions, I am an absolute mess with those and I would like help -also I don’t use JOSM as I said before.
Thank you all for your feedback,
To give my country, Liria, more mystery… one of the island will start using its own alphabet (notice that is another alphabet, not another language)
what do you think about it?
Hi all. During these last weeks, I have been working in my city Hendrix; based on the design of London and with buildings from other parts of the world. I want you to give me your opinions and suggestions.
hello I have been developing ammirice in tarephia but I think I have not been doing everything right and in the wrong order, I wanted to know if someone could help clean up my territory (leave it blank) try to start the new one but this time in a good order and with better quality I would accept all the advice that you can give me and if a neighbor reads this, you can contact me
Hi! I just wanted to know if you’ve done something new or something you’re proud about… I mean, I’m a little bit lost, I don’t have ideas nor anything like that. I’d like to find inspiration somewhere in this tiny big world
Hello my friends.
I write to you again, first to thank your comments a few days ago that have allowed me to advance in my project. Then again I ask for your support, I have already managed to build a small population, but I have not found a way to put a name to it, I wish you could guide me with instructions, since I would like to see your name.
I appreciate your support, friends.
Greetings from Toluca, Mexico.
Les escribo de nueva cuenta, primeramente para agradecer sus comentarios de hace unos días que me han permitido avanzar en mi proyecto. Seguidamente de nuevo pido su apoyo, ya he logrado construir una pequeña población, pero no he encontrado la forma de colocarle un nombre, ojala pudieran guiarme con instrucciones, ya que me gustaría se visualice su nombre.
Agradezco su apoyo amigos.
Saludos desde Toluca, México.
Hello. I want to reset my country, Ünglend, because I want to start all over and I feel I did it a bit wrong. But how do I reset it?
ok so here i’ve got a mix of palace-castle (more like a palace than like a castle) and I really like how it looks! but… I made a weird mess by doing it TOO BIG. I’d love that there was a way that it could be copied and pasted but less bigger…
Anyway if there was a method, it’d be impossible for me, as I map on iD and can’t get JOSM because I don’t have a computer… So if someone knows how to help me, I’d give permission and I’d be so pleased!