Palaseskia as of January 3, 2017

Posted by JoshuaRoadMapper on 3 January 2017 in English (English)

Palaway 3 has been extended. P78 is introduced. More new towns and roads have been added.

What do you think of Palaseskia so far?

Comment from Myrcia on 3 January 2017 at 14:13

Lots of big cities connected by big highways. I think it's a shame not to see something more creative.

Also your highways are so wide, at certain points the carriageways are over 700ft apart, that's enough to put a 55 storey building in the central reservation. I think it'd be good to see more attention to detail.

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Comment from isleño on 3 January 2017 at 18:52

Again, please check out the tutorial on Making realistic countries. You can produce a much more realistic map if you begin with terrain, then sketch out rivers as they would naturally flow down the terrain, then locate cities at logical points along the rivers, and then use highways and other roads to connect those cities in the most efficient way possible.

Similarly, it's best to draw state borders after the mountains and rivers... so that you can make the borders occasionally follow the natural features, rather than trying to make the natural features follow the borders (as with the Larod River, which awkwardly "just happens" to suddenly flow in a straight line for several miles along a clearly pre-drawn border).

It's also hard to find any cities that have been mapped in significant detail. Check out our tutorial for Making realistic cities and try to develop a full city. It's not easy, but it will give you a taste of what OGF is all about.

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Comment from JoshuaRoadMapper on 3 January 2017 at 19:09

I need a measuring thing for the editing thing. Is there a way I can have a measuring thing on Opengeofiction?

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Comment from Luciano on 4 January 2017 at 02:42

Question: "measuring thing"?

Answer: JOSM! (Along with measurement plugin)

Low-tech answer (for people avoiding JOSM): mark a specific distance (1 km, 100 m, etc) on the edge of a piece of paper, for each zoom, and hold it to the screen (I used to do this).

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Comment from isleño on 4 January 2017 at 03:16

Once you get the "measuring thing" working, it's often useful to have OSM open at the same scale in an adjacent window, which makes it really easy to copy the size of real life stuff.

For example, FunLand Khaiwoon and Hong Kong Disneyland:

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