Weekly Word; Hot Challenge

Posted by Aces California on 26 September 2017 in English (English)

The Introduction

Hello again! Last week's Weekly Word was a massive success and I thank everybody for joining us last time in the last challenge!

I want to preface this week's competition by announcing much more publicly here for last week's Weekly Word our winner is

Ūdilugbulgidħū with Mickle Iction

His work was extremely nicely thought out, with not only landuse and buildings, but an eye for detail from farm names to tags to even the power poles! It was incredible detail and definitely helped to imagine walking through that village.

Now, I need to discuss the words. I've decided to change the format once again with the words, to offer you all chance to think about a word before the competition starts. I won't give you the exact challenges but I'm gonna to tell you the word for next week as well so you can start thinking on the topic.

I'd still like you to submit words, and good words will be added to the end of the list, maybe if you give me a really good word, I'll put it right to the top of the queue ;).

Now! The word for this week is;


Another word that could mean multiple things and interpreted in multiple ways. Hot to me could link to anything from a volcano, a desert, a tourist resort, to a fire station, or building gutted by fire. Whatever it is, it has to feel "hot" in one way or another. For examples this week;

But again, I suggest you go as out of the box as possible with this word and surprise me. A surprise is the best way to gain points ;P. Be as detailed or un-detailed as you want, again it's not the only thing I judge off.

Your deadline for this challenge is;

2 October 12:00 Midnight UTC

And again, feel free to add more suggestions, next week's word will be "Blue", make good use of it! I look forward to your entries for this week, good luck everybody!

  • Aces California

Official Entries

Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 27 September 2017 at 20:41

I'm honestly not sure I deserved to win that, but thanks for the honour! I've looked at the other entries and they were all quality, many parts of bigger projects. I think it would be absolutely fair that things added to these areas - as long as they tie in with the weekly word - could be submitted for future challenges.

Mickle icton took a while to map, and the harder part was developing the 'interface' between rural and urban. If you want some tips on what might work, just ask.

I like the word for this challenge and it's giving me some ideas, but I've no time to map at the moment.

Happy mapping Udi

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Comment from Luciano on 27 September 2017 at 21:43

@Udi - you very much deserved to win. That there is fine mapping, at Mickle Iction.

RE: Hot. My non-entry for the week is less complete than previous non-entries. Ardisphere's active volcano (although mostly dormant in recent several 1000 years), Volcán de Guerra, is in an early stage of development. Really the only way to see it well is in the TopoMap layer:

The contours have some glitches and problems farther out, but the volcano itself came out quite nicely I think.

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Comment from Ernestpcosby on 28 September 2017 at 08:43

A sort of minor double submission:

Across the street from each other in downtown, I created: -The "Penny Pepper's Gourmet SpicyBurgers'" restaurant, a popular eatery for Freedemians who live on the hot side and go really extreme with the spicey foods, including gourmet large burgers and other food made especially spicy, and: -on a more serious/somber note, a memorial outside Quentinsburgh Union Station for the victims of the Union Station Fire of 1939. The fire wasn't extremely devastating to the building, but spreading out onto one of the platforms at rush hour and with one then-wooden platform collapsing, about 5 people were killed. The small monument was erected in memory of those who'd died.

Unfortunately, the area is so small that the names of both don't render on the map... sigh

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Comment from Ernestpcosby on 28 September 2017 at 08:47

To clarify, Penny Pepper's is the building between Peters Street (pedestrian) and James Street, and the memorial directly across James Street by the trolley stop is the simplistic memorial.

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Comment from Aces California on 28 September 2017 at 09:21

Great! Your submission is just fine Ernest, and Luciano, as always, your non-entry is a great example of what can be done, think about what the other layers can give you in terms of showing off your work better! TopoMap is great if you get it right :) Plus in my personal opinion, I love TopoMap cause you can see separate buildings easier from a far and rendering levels for some things such as walls and fences are further out than the normal layer.

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Comment from Aces California on 28 September 2017 at 09:23

Udil, you have nothing to be humble about with the win, it was a great entry, and as said it was definitely close, I think you just got the essence of that weekly word down! And seeing other people's projects are what these challenges are also about, so I'll be glad to see them entered again, but I might end up stalking the development on them anyway ;)

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Comment from martinum4 on 1 October 2017 at 12:55


my entry for this week is the Feuerwehrtrainingszentrum Allerswarte, it is a training and education facility for firefighters from the whole country. It was recently completely rebuild due to the fact that the old facilities where not adequate for the number of people and all the tasks firefighters have to be trained for.

Hope that counts as hot enough to participate. If you look at the raw data you'll notice that i mapped it fully OSM-compliant and it could be used to generate a 3D map like the F4Maps for OSM. Also i added building-reference-numbers to all buildings and building-parts.

Kind Regards


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Comment from Aces California on 2 October 2017 at 00:30

Excellent Martinum! You're in as well, I'll post up winner and next challenge next week.

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Comment from Aces California on 2 October 2017 at 16:50

So, I suppose it's time I finally reveal the winner. Only 2 contestants this time around, but still some very imaginative and nice mapping. However, I have to give this competition to Martinun4, congratulations!

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