Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #10 - January, 2017 - Give and Take

Posted by Luciano on 1 January 2017 in Korean (한국어)

I hope everyone is enjoying their new year, so far.

I did a lot of work for last month's challenge, trying to fix some mistakes in Mahhal, mostly related to climate and population density. I started big, by moving Tárrases to a new, lower latitude at the northwest end of the Mahhalian Archipelago. This was a giant step, from a data standpoint, since the island is quite detailed. It required changing the coordinates on almost 400,000 nodes. Probably it was single largest edit ever on OGF. JOSM made it all go smoothly, however.

After that big start, I worked pretty consistently on trying to clean up various aspects of Mahhal to improve climate realism - rearranging coastlines, moving some towns, downgrading cities, updating wiki articles. Grading my own efforts, I'd give myself a "B." How did everyone else do on the challenge?

This month, for the new year, I'm going to return to something I tried before, but in a different way.

Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #10 - January, 2017 - Give and Take

Back in July, 2016, I gave a challenge to map something in a "blue" country. That actually didn't go so well, at least from my perspective, as it exposed some of the major issues we have with "blue" territories in general, especially Commonia. Those problems have still not been resolved.

However, recently I have been impressed with some innovations by other users in the area of trying to improve collaboration. PColumbus73 made a collaboration page for Drevet modelled on (but improving upon) the old collaboration page I'd made for Ardisphere. And Mstr made a page "offering mapping services". These are really great ideas. What I hope to achieve with this challenge is to encourage this, further.

The challenge is to collaborate somewhere, with someone. It could be in a purple country. It could be in someone's privately owned country, like a neighbor or someone you already know that you work well with. I've done this a number of times with various individual users.

I don't actually want to suggest collaborating in a "blue" country this time, to keep it different from the previous challenge, although if it's specifically working with another user, then a well-thought-out collaboration in a place like Gobrassanya could qualify.

Anyway, the main goal is to map something significant in a territory that isn't "yours," working with the person who controls that territory. Alternately, you can invite people to map in your territory, too. I may try something like this with Tárrases, where there is so much mapped, it would provide a fairly controlled environment for some interesting collaboration.

Enjoy your 2017 and happy mapping.

Comment from kingfries on 2 January 2017 at 01:39

Sure will be an interesting one! A bit messy sometimes but still interesting what it'll bring. I think I said this previously somewhere, not sure though, that I don't mind people editing in Pasalia, aslong as its not one of these strange things (the one that we are trying to get rid of in e.g. Commonia) Happy New Year folks lets make this year great!

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Comment from bhj867 on 2 January 2017 at 06:45

Someone inbox me! This sounds like fun.

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Comment from eklas on 2 January 2017 at 08:46

I would give myself a B- for the things I did in Drahns. I got rid of the grid, the roads are coming together, the neighborhoods are starting to make sense and even the tram network sort of works now. However I abandoned the city for now and I'm working on waterways and terrain in the country.

Speaking of which, I don't really want to map anything until I have laid out Drabantian terrain; and besides that I'm really busy so I'm not going to participate this month. (Though the challenge is quite interesting.)

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Comment from niels20020 on 2 January 2017 at 14:15

I'm really happy on my work during the December challenge. Balonis City is still not finished yet (not at all actually), but it's way better than it was before.

This challenge sounds pretty interesting to me. If someone would like to map something in my country, just send me a message. You can come up with your own idea, or I can give you something to do. The country is quite empty, so everything is welcome.

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Comment from niels20020 on 2 January 2017 at 14:27

Btw, there is also another kind of collaboration page: the "Rules of international cooperation". As far as I know, there are three countries that use this currently: Mergany, Drabantia and Balonis.

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Comment from Aces California on 2 January 2017 at 16:47

Count me in, I've already started collaborating with PColumbus73 on Drevet and his new collaboration page, but for this challenge, I think I'll take my contributions a step further to the project.

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Comment from Leowezy on 3 January 2017 at 00:24

Portopolis approached me for some interesting collab between Kojo and Hoppon; excited to see what the results will be!

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Comment from PColumbus73 on 3 January 2017 at 01:15

I'm interested in helping with REALISTIC highway projects. I will also be interested in small scale site developments.

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Comment from isleño on 3 January 2017 at 01:27

Great theme for this month, Luciano!

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Comment from Ernestpcosby on 3 January 2017 at 08:01

If anyone is interested, I do need a more experienced mapper's help (with JOSM would be best) to fix Freedemia's harbors and help add waterways and lakes and such to the country. I especially need help in Quentinsburgh, where so much is mapped already that it's hard to see where to go with waterways, reservoirs, etc. I do ask that you contact me directly so we can discuss if you're interested.

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