New OGF-specific tagging

Posted by Alessa on 26 May 2022 in Maltese (Malti).

Hello, fellow mappers!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. We are pleased to announce that we’ve begun creating a series of OGF-specific tags that can be placed on your country’s territory relations as a way to help with our world-building. A complete list of tags can be seen here, on the wiki.

Some of the highlights are the ability to declare driving side, economic policy, elements of infrastructure like electricity and standard rail gauge, time zones, and more. Elements of governance, history, and language are all being developed also.

The tags you place on your territory relation help populate maps on the wiki, to share what your territory is like with neighbors and friends. We hope that this helps with collaboration and better understanding of what each territory is like. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes and add what you can to your territory relation!

If you are a member of Ardencia, Deodeca, FSA, or Suria, we are working on subnational tagging, also. More on that at a later date.

Please do remember that all tags marked is_in:continent, ogf:area, and ogf:id, must not be removed. Also, these are OGF-specific tags and are not designed to be used on other mapping projects. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy mapping! Saħħa!

Comment from Otto Yamamoto on 2 June 2022 at 11:11

The map as Magellan Conferderation as left hand drive. It’s RHD.

Comment from Alessa on 4 June 2022 at 02:50

I see it on the map as driving on the right (blue), which is what things are defaulting to right now. If you wanted to ensure that it shows up right regardless of defaults that can change, just add the tag driving_side=right to the relation for your territory.

Comment from antoon on 6 June 2022 at 09:03

Most of these OGF-specific tags seem clear to me in usage, but i’m not sure on the economic and governance-tags. To both i see a number should be added referring to some kind system, but i’m afraid my English or knowlegde about these sytems isn’t enough to make a pick out of them. Is it possible to add names of real nations to the lists on the tagging page as examples?

Comment from Halvarda on 7 June 2022 at 14:03

@antoon There are already some examples on the tagging page (e.g. “American model”, “Nordic model”). Also, you can google the terms and read up on them or see what they’re called in your native tongue. I mean, there’s no need to tag your country anyway, and if you don’t even understand the terms, then - well - leave it untagged until you understand. :P

AFAIK, your country is based on Netherlands (and UK)? If so, it definitely has a mixed economy (50), likely 52 (UK, Rhine countries), or 51 (USA, Baltics). I think you’ve also mentioned Denmark being an influence before, which would be 53. You don’t need to specify though, you can keep it at 50.

Governance-wise, if it’s a constitutional monarchy like Scandinavian or Benelux countries, then 43 is your number. Otherwise, check out this map of government types.

Comment from antoon on 8 June 2022 at 14:47

@Halvarda, thanks for your answer and suggestions. I just added the tags to the Neberly-relation.

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