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Mapping Lorotoban villages

Posted by CaboAzul on 29 April 2020 in English (English)

I’ve been working on Batuhitam (a province of the collaborative territory of Lorotoban). Since Lorotoban is analogous to Timor, I’ve been taking Indonesian geography into account. In OSM, Indonesia is not mapped completely, small towns often are just roads, so I do not have much to base small fishing villages off of.

I have begun a very rudimentary village on the island of Tenang off of the Batuhitam coast. The aforementioned village would be dependent on fishing for food and would not be well developed. So far I have a few huts and a path connecting them. Does anyone have suggestions for how I can develop and improve this village so as to make it more realistic?

Location: 4.723, 113.302

Feedback on Batuhitam so far

Posted by CaboAzul on 13 April 2020 in English (English)

I've been working on the coast of Batuhitam in Lorotoban. I'd love some feedback and constructive criticism on what I have so far.

Location: 4.755, 113.322

Third time’s the charm?

Posted by CaboAzul on 25 November 2019 in English (English)

Was browsing the web and stumbled on an old OGF tab. I decided to try my hand at mapping one more time.

I need help though. Not with mapping, I’m fine with that. It’s about getting a territory. I tried many, many times to request a territory, but the answer was always “keep trying, make it bigger,” etc. etc. Now it has become much harder since the implementation of the new territory system to get a territory. What should I do?

Edit: I just noticed that UL303 has been claimed. :,( Are there any available territories consisting of a small peninsula and some small islands? (Can be anywhere, but preferably around a temperate region). Thanks in advance!

taking a break from OGF

Posted by CaboAzul on 4 July 2019 in English (English)

Hey everybody. I need to take a break to figure things out.

Three main factors have contributed to my decision. By far most importantly, I have switched jobs. I now have hours that give me very little free time compared to what I used to have, and as much as I love the OGF community, my family comes first.

Secondly, I’ve encountered some difficulty in OGF itself. I’ve lost much interest in mapping since my territory request was turned down again. It seems that my computer simply cannot run JOSM, so I have to make edits very slowly using iD. Vertbourne took me many, many hours to make this way, and if it takes me that much blood, sweat, and tears to make a town as small and badly designed as Vertbourne, I can’t imagine ever creating something that an admin approves of.

And finally, it seems as if all my new diary entries are being deleted. If I can’t communicate with the community this way, none of my many silly questions can be answered (messages take weeks to be answered, if at all). I still don’t know who is deleting my diary entries or why.

Ready for a territory request?

Posted by CaboAzul on 5 May 2019 in English (English)

You may know by now that I have erected a little village in western Commonia by the name of Vertbourne. I have been working on it off-and-on for a while, but when I found the perfect territory to request, I had a new wind. What I want to know now: Am I ready to request my first territory (if not, please explain why)?

I look forward to reading your responses!

Location: 8.844, 138.515

Vertbourne Revisited... Again

Posted by CaboAzul on 3 May 2019 in English (English)

So I'm back, and my first order of business is to more or less finish Vertbourne so I can get my dream territory. However, I need some advice and/or help in developing my village.

What in Vertbourne needs improving? How should I go about doing this? How can I make Vertbourne as realistic as possible so admin don't reject my territory request for the umpteenth time?

Also, is anyone willing to help me work on Vertbourne? A little bit of assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Location: 8.844, 138.514

Mapping Atolls

Posted by CaboAzul on 2 May 2019 in English (English)

When I finally do get a territory to start mapping in, I think I'd like to have a country geographically like Tuvalu. You know, small and isolated.

But what I want to know is, how would you make an atoll in OGF?

I'm back

Posted by CaboAzul on 14 April 2019 in English (English)

After a year-long hiatus, I have finally come back to OGF.

Things I plan to do in the near future:

  1. Keep working on Vertbourne (In baby steps)
  2. Keep attempting to get a territory, preferably very small and isolated.
Location: 8.843, 138.515

Vertbourne Revisited

Posted by CaboAzul on 14 April 2018 in English (English)

I'd like some constructive criticism on what I have so far here in Vertbourne.

Location: Cableton, Côte Franquesse, Commonia

Drawing faster

Posted by CaboAzul on 27 March 2018 in English (English)

Does anyone know how to draw something faster, I.E. a long river?

Why is Ambiskus City empty?

Posted by CaboAzul on 12 March 2018 in English (English)

Why is Ambiskus City empty? There are almost no named streets, no buildings, it's almost deserted!


Posted by CaboAzul on 7 March 2018 in English (English)

I have been mapping since 15 February, 2018, and my first decent city (Vertbourne) is somewhere south of Cableton in Cote Franquesse, Commonia. I want to expand it to a larger size. Does anyone have any tips on how to make it both realistic and decently sized?

Location: Cableton, Côte Franquesse, Commonia


Posted by CaboAzul on 2 March 2018 in English (English)

I am new to OGF, and I can't figure out how to get JOSM. Can someone tell me how to download JOSM on a Mac?

Country Name Suggestions

Posted by CaboAzul on 1 March 2018 in English (English)

So, I am new to OGF. I did a little bit of mapping in Commonia, and I am accepting suggestions for names for the country that I am planning. Remember- the country I am planning speaks Gaerman and has a climate like New York.

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