Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #8 - November, 2016 - Après nous, le déluge

Posted by Luciano on 29 October 2016 in Korean (한국어)

I did some good work on rural zones of Tárrases during October's challenge, but compared to some other users' work, I really didn't do that much. Nevertheless, I'm pleased with how things are progressing. I placed some more of my "blue rice" (a fictional cold-climate rice cultivar) terraces and some greenhouses for trunk farms, and plenty of mountain roads and tracks.

Tárrases is currently fully covered in landuses and buildings, but I intend to expand the built-up areas over time with more historically-oriented growth. There are currently about 6800 named objects and over 30,000 building=* tags in the city state.

For the month of November, I will be offline for much of the time. I will be traveling internationally for the first time since my cancer two years ago. I will be in the U.S. visiting relatives and friends in California, Minnesota and Alaska.

So I decided to choose a challenge that is NOT something I want to work on. It's time to work on coastlines, mappers! Start your editing tools...

Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #8 - November, 2016 - Après nous, le déluge

I think everyone needs to have basic coastline editing and maintenance skills, and frankly, even well-mapped countries often have pretty poorly done coastlines. People are afraid to work on coastlines because of the render issues (i.e. the "floods" that sometimes happen). But working on coastlines is a great way to build editing skills, and if lots of people develop these skills, our world will be better, and drier!

Coastlines need a lot of detail. Some fairly well mapped coastline areas in OGF include these locations:

Tropical Islands:


Coastal Bays and Barrier Islands:

River Deltas:

So the challenge is to work on coastlines. Some discussion of coastline maintenance issues can be found here:

Here are some things to work on for this challenge.

Level 1. Clean up your own coastline. Lots of mappers have errors in their coastlines. You can find if you have errors on the coastline error page:

Level 2. Clean up your neighbor's coastline, or blue territory coastlines. Errors in coastlines are one area where it is permissible in OGF to edit in other users' territory, because coastline integrity is important. If your neighbor is inactive or abandoned, take the time and responsibly attempt to repair any problems. If your neighbor is active but neglecting a coastline problem, collaborate with him/her to fix the issue.

Level 3. Make your coastline more interesting, detailed and realistic.

I would love to see the coastline error page "clean" when I come back from the U.S. It would be an OGF milestone.

Enjoy your Novemeber. I, too, will work on improving my coastline when I have time, but I will not be mapping much this month.

Location: Muertos de Hambre, Tárrases

Comment from Yuanls on 29 October 2016 at 14:31

I've completed what space I planned to fill for Plowford; you need to scroll around and zoom in or out to see the entire area. Best viewed on zoom 16.

I think I'll do the level 2 or 3 challenge this time. My coastline seems to be intact and I have worked on it in various stages during the previous year. Looking at my surroundings I see that Rasmus has done a very good job with Wyster. I have decent knowledge about coastline features like spits, islands, bays and headlands but I do not know where they should be placed, for I have a vague knowledge concerning the geology of Glaster. I think I will start with the river deltas this time round.

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Comment from isleño on 30 October 2016 at 06:49

I have to say Tárrases is looking really spectacular, Luciano. :-)

Enjoy your US travels!

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Comment from Leowezy on 30 October 2016 at 17:45

I have taken some time and cleaned up some coastline errors. I hope I didn't create any new ones or interfered with other mappers' plans, since I also had to adjust administrative boundaries and other relations here and there.

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Comment from Alessa on 1 November 2016 at 04:01

@Leowezy : Awesome! You've put a huge dent in the list.

@Luciano : I love the idea to do coastlines. I'll jump in on this one, too. I've been thinking of doing some things along the eastern coast again. Safe travels!

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Comment from BelpheniaProject on 1 November 2016 at 04:11

I would like to participate by doing Level 3 in this Mapper's Challenge by improving the coastlines of Belphenia. I may likely to redevelop Shadowsnow City when I get a chance.

I hope you'll have a safe trip to the United States of America!

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