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Update on my territory!

Posted by Lyriax on 10 November 2019 in English (English)

Hi mappers!

It has been more than half a year since I started to map my territory and when I made a user diary in march where I showcased the early results of my mapping in Valka. There are many new things to show that were mapped in the last 6 months.

Update

  • The city center with the already showcased main station and a pedestrian zone, the government quarter including the parliament, the central park and a royal residence east of St Albert Park

  • A quarter northwest of the main station including a large university complex, some residential mapping and the Valka Zoo (coming soon)

  • A leisure quarter on the south coast including parks, museums, hotels, and other stuff

  • Mostly nature mapping on the island south of Valka including a very natural island, a small town, a village and a larger town (Melston).

  • aaand other stuff including The port of Valka with a large river delta next to it, a nuclear power plant and bits of interesting infrastructure mapping here and there and of course the already showcased airport north of Valka and Mayerstown and the fort!

What's next?

I'm going to continue on Valka and the core city, will delete parts of the financial center, the fair and trade center and tweak a bit here and there. Then I'll eventually continue on the island south or wherever I'm interested.

Tips?

What can I improve, add, delete, tweak?! Any tips are appreciated!

Thanks for reading the update and happy mapping!

Lyriax

(Click on the location and zoom out to get a general overview.)

Location: -11,480, 18,690

Comment from zhenkang on 11 November 2019 at 13:45

These are quite some detailed mapping, especially the nuclear plant and the island. Quite impressed. Hope to see more developments around these areas, then probably nominate them as featured map.

I also have a nuclear plant (will show on wed in my 3rd anniversary bliki), but it isnt as detailed as yours.

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Comment from Mapping Expert on 11 November 2019 at 15:24

I think it's a very good example of mapping. It is true that certain things around the city must be improved, but for the rest very well done!

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Comment from Tito_zz on 12 November 2019 at 15:33

Sehr gut! Please do not use acronyms for streets (Seaside Boulevard instead of Seaside Blvd.). - :)

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Comment from kingfries on 14 November 2019 at 12:40

Really great work! Looks well thought out, mapping is done nice and convincing. Some of the Roads could be adjusted (e.g. the Sea Tunnel, I would think that the northern entrance would be quite a steep one, to get from above sea level to under the water). Otherwise solid work. Looking forward to seing more.

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Comment from Aiki on 14 November 2019 at 17:26

It is very nicely designed and implemented ! I do like the city: European-flavoured but not too much, which may be fitting a tropical city.

In terms of "advice", I would transfer the nuclear power plant elsewhere in the country (or even just elsewhere in the region). I don't feel the government would have built it 20-something km from the capital centre. 50-80km should be alright.

You may want to add some detail to the coast of the peninsula to make it look more natural, especially the rounding on its south shore. Maybe some rocks off the coast will do, or islets, one with a fort on it, or just continuing with the rocky type of coast as on the island.

The tunnels to the island: I suppose the underground interchange would be located on the land, more or less where South Beach Station is. It's cheaper to dig there a multi-level interchange than in the sea. It's up to you to deem whether the interchange should be above the station. Same for the railways, reduce the number of tracks to 2 before they reach the sea so that only one tunnel (or 2 one-track tunnel) would be built). Writing this, I've come to wonder, is the island populated enough to justify spending billions on building a motorway tunnel (probably 2, one in each direction) and a railway one?

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