I suck at size

Posted by Legendardisch on 30 June 2017 in English (English)

I just don't know what it is, but I suck at sizing stuff, properly. When I look at this area, it just feels off. I tried several methods described here, but I just feel lost.

So, if someone could show me how they would resize it to something more... realistic? That would be awesome and I'd appreciate it.

I am also thinking about opening this nation up to others aswell, so we can map a Dutch/Germanic/Anglo nation together?

Location: Command Square, Legendardisch

Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 30 June 2017 at 10:35

Get JOSM. And download the Measuring plugin. It's a great help if you have problems with scaling stuff. Then you can get Google Earth, it has a measuring tool so you can measure something from the real world.

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Comment from Marcello on 30 June 2017 at 11:50

Or, if you use Potlatch2 or ID: draw a number of different-sized rectangles on a 'building area'. Try one to be, say, 100x100 meters, one 50x50, one 10x10. Save and close your editing, and look with the standard map viewer, which has a scale in the left bottom of the screen. You now will see how good or bad you were. Repeat the process to refine you boxes until you're there.

Now you want to keep them somewhere 'hidden' but still in view for your comfort while editing. Good news: a standard soccer field is almost exactly 100x50 meters, a tennis court is 25x10 metres. Make your canteen or so 10x5. So a small sports centre will have all your dimensions nicely in view. Do not tell this secret any further, please ;-)

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Comment from Thunderbird on 30 June 2017 at 15:56

Also, luckily for you in JOSM there is a feature that allows you to resize things. Simply hold CTRL, select everything you want resized, then CTRL+ALT and move the mouse up or down to resize.

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Comment from kingfries on 1 July 2017 at 08:14

Don't worry, I spend my First week here mapping a city the size of a backyard :D You'll learn how to size stuff after a while. Keep it up!

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