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Barte and South Barte

Posted by sude on 6 April 2019 in English (English)

Hello everybody

I have already got my own country (San Marcos), and I'd like to propose you all a proyect. I have already asked nother user to make this proyect with me, but he's very bussy, so I decided to post it in the user diaries.

I'd like to create a situation like actual Macedonia. A country and a region of another country (San Marcos) that have the same origin, and I think that it would be nice if the language could be a little different, not English, Spanish or other very used languages.

Why are they divided? Well, the history is like Carolingian Empire. It was a kingdom, and there was a king who divided it between his 2 children, and one of these parts became a part of San Marcos.

The flag are exactly the same, but the background changes, like in real Macedonia.

A little sketch of my idea.

In adittion, the names of cities and villages of my part of Barte (this name is not deffinitive) would have an origin in the language of South Barte. For example, you can see that in my real region, Andalusia. Here, hardly every name of villages and cities have an arabic origin. An example is my village, Canillas de Aceituno, where Aceituno is an addaptation of the arabic word زيتوني /zaytuni/, meaning olive.

What do you think?

It would be nice if one of you could help me doing this proyect.

Location: -28,845, 45,846


Posted by Jesus Antonio on 6 April 2019 in English (English)

I have this question since a lot of time: Is ok to make videos of OGF in YT?

I mean videos of your own, wich are editing your own country or doing a tutorial in your own country.

National/Provincial Parks

Posted by TheIlluminix on 5 April 2019 in English (English)

Hello everyone, I am a new player so I have a question. Do you need permission to turn a place into a National/Provincial park? I would like to turn the Great Ridge Forest and Mount Olympus into some sort of park.

Location: 14.904, 152.548

Moving territory

Posted by sude on 3 April 2019 in English (English)

I have a new territory, and I'm moving old San Marcos to the new country.

The problem is that there are a lot of conflicts, and I have expended 2 hours and it looks like it will never finish

Please, be patient

Thank you

Location: -26,847, 46,825

I have returned!

Posted by geoboi on 3 April 2019 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I am so glad to be back home. I have just finished galavanting in London, Paris, and the Loire Valley in France for two weeks. The trip taught me so many valuable lessons, and inspired me to map again. Around every corner, there was a beautiful view waiting for me. I am so grateful to have gone on that trip, and I'm glad to be home. I'm never gonna forget this.

Going to the Loire Valley was extremely helpful for my mapping because I actually got to see and spend time in a SMALL town. I got to understand the way of life, where everyone knows everyone, and I think I finally understand how to map rural areas!

Feel free to ask questions about my trip. I'll be happy to answer them!

A Territory Question

Posted by MOI N on 3 April 2019 in English (English)

What happens if you feel like you can't do the best of your skills and creativity in the territory you have , but the territory you prefer is for advanced users?

An important question

Posted by Fox Tails on 2 April 2019 in English (English)

So, I've been requesting UL082. I know for a fact it's not taken, as it says the owner is admin, but whenever I message the general admin for a territory, I never get anything in return. Not even a letter saying it's taken or that it's currently requested by multiple users. Can anybody help? (Note: I've been requesting since my account was 1 week old)


Posted by TheIlluminix on 2 April 2019 in English (English)

Deleted Diary Entry :I

Location: 14.774, 152.687

Refugee neighbourhoods needed for defectors

Posted by zhenkang on 1 April 2019 in English (English)

Given the extremely terrible human rights and economic situation in Antigo (I will spare the details for now), a handful of Antigoans will try to sneak out of the country. Only quite a few managed to survive the crossing (given the fact that our borders are well protected), and even if you cross to Pretany or any of the other two (unmapped) neighbours, they are not so friendly in letting you stay for too long (Pretany often treats Antigoans as second class, which is why Antigo prefers to keep out of Pretanic rule. Suria may not be, while Mazan is not a good place to live in, with arid deserts). The best bet for successful Antigoans who get out can seek refugee status at the AN office (is there a refugee one like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees? Maybe I will ask bhj867 to map one.) in St. Richards (just across the border), and hopefully get to somewhere far from the regime all out to bring them back. (Watch out for the Antigoan spies!)

So, the AN may need to consider a few safe sites for resettlement of the Antigoan defectors. Will you set aside space in your city/town/country for an Antigoan District? It can as small as a few blocks, but doesn't need to be so large. It needs to be well protected as well, lest spies will suddenly raid the blocks and take out the Antigoans, so there needs to be a police station. Any country unfriendly to the regime is also welcome (lessen the chances of spies infiltrating).

Zhen Kang (Z.K.)

Administrative divisions

Posted by Mapping Expert on 31 March 2019 in English (English)

Hello OGF community! My country is in development and I am planning administrative divisions. When dealing with the traditional editor it is a bit complex, but I feel that with JOSM they can be done more easily. I await your opinion on how to create them.

Location: -23.966, 113.423


Posted by CharlieG on 30 March 2019 in English (English)

Good morning! (If you live in the U.S.) I am CharlieG of Artenia, a country around the size of the UAE/Israel. While not present, Artenian buildings and coastline protection are built to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis. These are real occurrences on Earth and they should be brought to OGF, no matter how devastating. I cannot seem to find any support for the idea of the OGF world including fault lines, but I'm sure something could be worked out (maybe on a third-party platform). Earthquakes and tsunamis would drastically change coastlines and building structures throughout the OGF world, so lots of effort and brainstorming would go into this process. But, I think we could all work something out about this issue. I am ready to add coastline protection to my country's coast, and you should too! Thanks for your understanding! -CharlieG

Location: -41.291, 136.418


Posted by Drogda on 29 March 2019 in English (English)

Does this town hall look realistic?

Location: 14.156, 82.749

Outcost New Town

Posted by RK8754 on 28 March 2019 in English (English)

Me and Dudemap555 will be making a new town, named Outcoast between Milatichi city and the tip of the Great Spooky Woods.

We would like some help with generally scaling it and expanding it.

It would also be great If we could get some tips for making the town to the best of our abilities.

Thank You,

And As Always Happy Mapping!

Location: 15.401, 150.833

Thoughts on an OGF Alaska?

Posted by Megacity2005Creator on 28 March 2019 in English (English)

Given the fact that I live in Alaska and there seems to be no area similar to it in OGF, this question came to me: is there interest in making an Alaskan-type island in the far southeast of Archanta? The territory would be part of the FSA, and could probably be a collaborative effort that focuses on mapping more natural features over large cities. (Although the Southern Islands seems to have the same objective, it looks to be more of an Antarctic comparison.) Thoughts?

Has anyone ever made a 'height map' of the OGF world?

Posted by Ramasham on 28 March 2019 in English (English)

A height map is a gray scale image that resembles a terrain elevation contour map. They're used for creating 3D image renderings of part or all of the world (real, OGF or otherwise) as well as to run planet-level simulations for stuff like climate and weather. For the real world, it's easy to get a height map - you can even create one from OpenStreetMap with this utility.

For the OGF world, of course, things are trickier because we don't have a world-spanning topo map. It looks like a little 3D rendering had been done on the OGF world before I joined, but I couldn't find any height maps. Anyone know if one is accessible somewhere?

(Aside: such a map could never be canon, since anyone is free within reason to e.g. tear down or put up a giant mountain range inside their country. But by noting where mountains have been placed on the OGF map plus some creative guess work it should be possible to make a plausible one using a utility such as HME.)

Thanks in advance and if I can create or lay my hands on something, cool maps and images may follow...

big Lake

Posted by Caleb Burak the developer on 27 March 2019 in English (English)

i created a large lake southwest of centen called big lake. it is a nature reserve and recreational area with beaches, camping, a historical town, and many more. i request nobody but me edit that area even if commonia is a blue country.i dont have any further plans for the lake at the moment but mabey i might have some plans later.

City named Centen, help and judgemental

Posted by DudeMap555 on 27 March 2019 in English (English)

Me and my friends have created a city named Centen.

Our city is not bad, located near some lakes, and has some stuff, including a train system, and others.

We need help!

We need some help with Centen! In the comments, Give us a judgement of Centen, plus some suggestions! You can help build the city too!


THERE IS A MASSIVE ISSUE WITH SCALING. a house in Centen is bigger than a FOOTBALL FIELD. We need help with this!

Location: 15.161, 149.669

An update on the Free Republic of Jefferson

Posted by Thunderbird on 27 March 2019 in English (English)

Hey everyone,

It's been over a year since I posted a diary entry so I figured I'd let people know what I've been up to. I just finished Patriotland International Airport. Is the airport missing anything? This is my first attempt at mapping an airport!

In addition, I've been working on some harbor towns such as Port Perrine and Gundock. Both of these towns are inspired by older suburbs of Philadelphia, PA in South Jersey along the Delaware river. The block style is typical of this area, and implies thin, deep row homes with alleys behind them. The shore of Patriot Harbor is quite working class, situated near a lot of industrial sites.

Here are the long-term plans for my territory. here

I would be interested to hear what you all think of my work so far, good or bad. I have so much more planned in my head, it just takes years to get it all mapped correctly. I map differently than most people, focusing on one small area at a time.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, even if you only comment a few words I would love to hear any feedback.

Happy mapping!


Lyc Union

Posted by sude on 26 March 2019 in English (English)

Hi everyone!

I'm creating a union whose name is Lyc Union between Antarephia and Tarephia . This union is supposed to be like an European Union. There will be free borders, a parliament... All territories near to this place of the world are welcome to join it. Also autonomous and overseas regions.

Are you interested in joining to it? Send me a message



Judge My Work

Posted by Jamie Clumpas on 26 March 2019 in English (English)

Hey Guys and Gals and everything in between,

I've been doing some work around my capital city, Mision. It's a city based on a mix of Buenos Aires and Barcelona. I'm new to all this worldbuilding stuff, so I was wanted to ask for some honest feedback on the work I've been doing.

When I say honest, I mean HONEST.

Anything big or small that I'm doing wrong or right would be greatly appreciated.


[EDIT: I mean more the southern end of town, and more on the layout and design of my roads.]

Location: 1.410, 47.999
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