Hi there guys! Last year I started working in a London-like city by taking advantage of some nice river features I saw around those coordinates, north-west of Gobras City.
I left it abandoned and I’ve returned for a bit, but I think I am currently overwhelmed and I definitely made many noobie mistakes, such as the ambition of creating a gargantuan urban area, completely not fitting the overall Gobrassanya style, etc.
A bit of backstory:
My previous edit -and the first thing I made in Opengeofiction was Minato in Rhododactylia:
(Disregard the weird harbor/pier shapes, it was only an experiment and I don’t know how to use JOSM -or even install it, it’s like rocket science for me- and this affects a lot the quality of any bigger shape I’d like to create)
After that I requested a territory but again it looks like a lot of work -It is my fault in any case, maybe I don’t have enough time or dedication for this task- and they told me I was using real life names, though many people use them and I think most of my names were more or less original by that time (after that I may have used more real life names as I gave up the idea of getting a territory-. So I finally found that location in Gobrassanya.
The good thing is that the region looks super cool and active. The bad thing: me. I am afraid that I am destroying the quality of the Gobras City surrounding with this massive London like city which style doesn’t really fit the tropical - hi-tech style of the country.
I absolutely love OGF and its fun but I have a conflict because it is too serious/professional for me at the same time: I don’t want to disturb the work of other people (and Gobras City is a very professional collaborative project) but I am also afraid that the criticism (that I want to receive with this post in any way, to be honest) will make me finally leave the site.
I don’t know what you think, which changes of general style, scale of the city you’d make, if you’d prefer that I talk with mappers working in Gobras City to create a more cohesive metro area, etc. If you generally find that Fallsington is not that bad or can be rescued/modified/adapted -if you find that it can make sense- could you help me with it?
I even started a CERN-like area inspired by the cool LIGO idea in Gobras City. So I definitely could take care of Fallsington, specially small scale-detail, which I like the most. Roads, railroads, junctions, I am an absolute mess with those and I would like help -also I don’t use JOSM as I said before.
Thank you all for your feedback,
Comment from MOI N on 25 May 2019 at 19:22
Here’s an area you can work on if you don’t like motorways very much. [Weirbrush] (https://opengeofiction.net/#map=7/20.602/83.145) is a small country town in cygagon based off Childress , TX . The countryside is supposed to Texan style. I haven’t done houses and footpaths yet. Just say yes if you want this job.
Comment from MOI N on 25 May 2019 at 19:29
Wrong link! Here’s the [link] (https://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/-22.92005/18.32650) and don’t add any commercial buildings to my town . Just paths, cycling routes and houses
Comment from wangi on 25 May 2019 at 22:31
I think you’ve answered your concerns / question yourself while writing the post.
The over large residential landuse is way out of place; a small town here would be fine.
Comment from Fluffr_Nuttr on 26 May 2019 at 16:05
Josm is hard to set up, but after that it’s pretty straightforward. As you mentioned, its way easier to use Josm for large scale edits. As I’ve brought up before, Luciano has a video that can help you set up, and there are plenty of other resources on editing with Josm.
Comment from Fluffr_Nuttr on 26 May 2019 at 16:16
And try not to worry about not being good enough for OGF. Things can get hostile here sometimes, and I’ve found that the best way to deal with it is just to laugh it off.
Comment from Mapping Expert on 26 May 2019 at 20:32
Concentrate mainly on quality and not on quantity. There are rules, yes; there are frustrations, yes; but we must correct our mistakes and make them better.
Comment from Mapping Expert on 26 May 2019 at 20:37
The blue territories (Commonia, West Commonia, Midistland, Rhododactylia, Mecyna and Gobrassanya) are places where everyone can edit, but that does not mean you can do anything there. Its goal is to prepare users to have their territory, but you can not make large highways or exorbitant cities. You can not do this in your country either, if you do not think about my previous message first.
Comment from Mapping Expert on 26 May 2019 at 20:38
Sorry, I wanted to say “but that does not mean you can do what you want there”.