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The first city in my new country!

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

Hey guys! I've recently gained ownership of a territory, that I called Oxhano, and I've just finished the first city/village of the country! Here it is, it's called Techami City

What do you think of it?

Thanks

Comment from Thunderbird on 9 April 2019 at 00:57

In my opinion the population size looks far too small to be considered a "city." I think you should downgrade the OSM tag to "place=town"

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Comment from zhenkang on 9 April 2019 at 07:39

You are off to a nice start, though there isnt much to comment yet due to its small size. Liek what Thunderbord says, the settlement is too small to be a city, unless you plan to expand it further.

What are the plans for the city though? Where is the central/downtown area, wheres the airport and main railway station and where the local government will be?

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Comment from LemonKing on 9 April 2019 at 07:54

Not a bad start! Streets look quite realistic and you have mapped the waters first, good!

Some remarks:

  • Don't map buildings tight into roads. Consider the width of the road, leave at least a few metres between the road line and the building wall. Main streets with 4-6 lanes plus pedestrian tracks should have at least 50 m space between opposite buildings.

  • The term "national Park" usually refers to a nature reserve. If this is what you have in mind, tag leisure=nature_reserve in stead of leisure=park. In a city, however, one would expect a proper city park in stead, so perhaps you want to change the name.

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Comment from JuLn on 9 April 2019 at 11:49

Hey everyone! Thanks for the feedback!

@thunderbird: You are right, I’ll change it. I’ll probably change the name to something like Techamiston or something. We’ll see.

@zhenkang: Thanks! I actually don’t plan on expanding the city, it will stay a small city/town like that, I did forget about the local government though, thanks for mentioning it! Also it won’t have a railway station, but there will be one in a city a bit further south.

@lemonking: Thanks for the advice with buildings! I don’t plan on mapping a lot of them but I’ll take that in consideration with the schools. The city is in fact next to a national park, so I will tag the park as a reserve.

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