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Coastlines

Posted by JoJoBa on 3 May 2020 in English (English)

Hello, just a quick question: Why aren't the coastlines being updated recently? I've been waiting 3 days to see my coastline changes but they are the same as before. I believe it's some technical issue, and if so, when can I / we expect to see the coastlines update again? Thanks!

Ruins

Posted by JoJoBa on 12 July 2019 in English (English)

Are there any good examples of ruins, temples, any ancient places on OGF? I am making a very old abandoned city in ruins, and I am in a need for inspiration.

If there are none (I doubt that) maybe some Inca/Aztec/Maya ones would be good. (from the real world).

Thank you in advance.

TopoMap

Posted by JoJoBa on 8 July 2019 in English (English)

Why doesn't the TopoMap update it's rendering from zoom 10 and further zoomed out? It stayed the same for 2 months or even more.

Need some quick help!

Posted by JoJoBa on 15 June 2019 in English (English)

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/13.1046/35.6799 The grass overlaps over the wood area, but the two smaller wood areas are acting as they should. I still don't know why is it so.

Now, yes, I did placed the grass over the wood, put I thought the grass would go under the wood, as in most cases. What I am dong wrong?

OGF:Mapper's Cup

Posted by JoJoBa on 14 June 2019 in English (English)

Hello! So I made a talk-page about a little contest for all of our mappers. I won't say much here, go to https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Talk:OGF:Mapper%27s_Cup for more info!

Basically, every mapper that is eligible to participate and wants after all, is given a random theme to map about, which other participants send to the draw host. There is a voting and it's very similar to the EuroVision one. (which was my inspiration for this).

If you have any questions, you can ask here, but it would be better if you did so on https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Talk:OGF:Mapper%27s_Cup#Why_even_have_such_tournament.3F !

Edit: Just to note, you don't edit a whole territory in the given theme, but rather a defined space.

Thank you and happy mapping!

Unavailable territories

Posted by JoJoBa on 25 May 2019 in English (English)

Why are some of the territories gray? I mean, they are marked as 'unavailable' on the overview map.

I suppose they are countries that ceased to exist (lost countries), but why aren't they going back to green. One particular territory which got my eye is this one. It got such a promising shape and location for me, but unfortunately, it was unavailable, so I ended up with the 2nd favourite territory, which is the one I own now.

My question is: Why are they still gray, and how much time do they need to go back to green? Also, can I request them right now? (I DO NOT PLAN TO DO SO, JUST ASKING)

Diplomatic Relations?

Posted by JoJoBa on 1 May 2019 in English (English)

Hello, if anyone wants to establish diplomatic relations between your and my country, be free to make it on the spot you think it suits you.

It will involve: 1. Exchanging embassies 2. Anything else if possible. (and if you want of course, not forced)

Both involve mapping.

I made a diplomatic quarter in my capital but it's empty. I would like to fill the empty gap.

Note: The bigger the area, the more expected the detail is.

Thanks!

Location: 12.189, 37.086

Problem solved!

Posted by JoJoBa on 30 April 2019 in English (English)

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/12.9527/35.3446

There is supposed to be a grass field around the river, but for some reason it doesn't show up. I made it with JOSM and because a feature cannot have more than 2000 points, I decided to break it up into equal parts.

If you know how to fix it, please tell me, or please do it instead of me, if you know how, I probably mess up.

Thanks!

Location: 12.949, 35.345

Foreign investment #2

Posted by JoJoBa on 9 April 2019 in English (English)

Hello, I would like to "re-post" my user diary from before. Basically, in my capital, there are a few empty spots in the business district. I lack the inspiration of any specific shape and style of a building, to mske myself fill in the gap. That's where I call YOU! You can contact me on OGF right now, and ask for a block (you can request up to two, and/or can request to divide a block).

Currently, only block 1 is occupied.

Happy mapping!

Location: 12.204, 37.105

Foreign Investment proposal

Posted by JoJoBa on 24 March 2019 in English (English)

Hello, mappers.

So I am finishing the downtown/CBD area of my capital, and I still have about 25% of the planned area empty. So just like we do in Serbia, I will be asking for anyone interested to make a Downtown/CBD style buildings, modern from the 21st century, like those glass-skyscrapers you can see everywhere.

There are 10 blocks, and I will update the sites, if anyone claimed one. You may claim one block, and maybe even 2 if the first one is good enough.

If you want one, contact me via the OGF Messages and we will discuss everything.

Link to the place: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/12.2094/37.1055

NOTES: 1) If it's not yet rendered on the map, just go to edit or wait 'till it is. 2) Any vandalism will be deleted and reported to the OGF Admin Team.

Thank you, and happy mapping!

-JJB

Realistic Mapping

Posted by JoJoBa on 19 March 2019 in English (English)

So, I've been asking myself. Is there any tutorial video on realistic mapping? Sure, there are tons of wiki pages on how-to, however a bunch of texts doesn't explain really what to do. Since I joined, I only found Luciano's video on about how to connect and edit OGF using JOSM. However that "editing" part was just a little vandalism police thingy, he probably put himself in the middle of nowhere.

Some mappers map better, some worse. Some are good at detailing with little stuff, some are good at planning, some are good at infrastructure, some have great minds but little skills, some have multiple of those things if not all, and some have none.

I myself can rate myself 7/10 for planning and infrastructure and 4/10 for details. A solid 6/10 goes for skills. I improved drastically since I got my territory, but I want more. I want to be 10/10 in everything. And the best way to achieve that is by learning by pros, but how?

If any of the admins, or any other mapper who has excellent skills, made a reputation for himself, and is generally known for great mapping - I am kindly asking you to take about 20-25 minutes at least to carefully and understandably explain how does he/she do anything, and post it on YouTube. This can increase the quality of mapping for everyone greatly if done properly.

Thank you and, as always, happy mapping! :)

OGFIFA World Cup 2018

Posted by JoJoBa on 17 March 2019 in English (English)

Hello. I wanted to start the topic of the OGFIFA World Cup 2018 tournament. As you can see on it's Wiki page, it's planned as a future event. Although it's 2019, this already should have been finished in mid 2018. Now I guess it's time to finish that too.

I am making a football stadium for my country [[Auronia]], and I may be a newer country, but I can show off and make a beautiful set of stadiums to host the OGFIFA 2018. I will tend to make the best OGFIFA that ever existed.

Now, I know, this is not related to mapping. But it actually is, somehow. Just the sentence above is about mapping. For an event important in a way for the whole world, this can push up anyone who hosts it. The host knows the OGFIFA will be watched by many OGF-ers, and the host will always try to make the detail and atmosphere as high as possible. The Wiki part isn't related to mapping, and is often left half empty. So basically mapping is the fun part here.

Now, finally, Auronia is not the richest country in Tarephia, and is not the most ideal nation that can host the OGFIFA WC. However, it's still very stable and open to everyone. It's economically reviving from the chaos it had 15 years ago, and today is a country of peace, cooperation and culture.

I don't have faith I will be chosen, but at least I will try, and place my bid to host the OGFIFA World Cup tournament in 2018.

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