Hello, everyone!

Posted by Martinawa on 4 March 2018 in English (English)

I joined OGF recently, so I guess I'll make a Diary Entry as both an introduction and a way to see how this goes (because I'm still very lost)

I'm a compulsive mapper, as many of you may be (I've been intensively lurking this week and I've seen some impressive mapping skills out there), I have several city drawings, also cities in SketchUp and recently I got into JOSM to draw cities. For my debut here, I tried to do an old rural town near the Mecyna Canal, called Santiago de Prado. It ended up being not-so-rural, because I'm used to draw cities that keep growing and growing and growing... I've only managed to finish one city.

I live in Spain, so many of my inspirations for mapping come from its cities (You'll never see a city of mine without a perfect square grid somewhere near the center).

I already have a very clear idea for a country, based off of a fictional country based in real-life lands. I'll try to recreate it and use this platform to expand it. In the meanwhile, I'll try to figure out some things to draw in JOSM.

Nice to meet you!

Location: 11, Almere, Guntrum, Mecyna

Comment from Alessa on 5 March 2018 at 03:49

Welcome to OGF! I'm glad to have you aboard. I also did my first mapping in Mecyna about 18 months ago. It's a fun place to start.

I really like the work you've done so far in Santiago del Prado. The concentration on buildings and landuse is great. I also like that you've gone the extra detail and added address numbers. I do have a question, however: why are there farm plots in the town proper? Are those gardens, common plots, or allotments? If so, there are different tags for those you can use (leisure=garden, landuse=village_green, or landuse=allotments).

Keep experimenting as you are in JOSM. Things will keep getting better, too. Adding details like building types (churches, businesses, etc.) and open spaces like parks (with trees and plants) all make the map interesting. This is an amazing start!

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Comment from Black Baron on 5 March 2018 at 16:53

Bienvenido a OGF! Kind regards from Castilea Archantea.

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Comment from austinhuang on 5 March 2018 at 18:23

Having all the buildings 50x50 is quite boring: Add some details and variations. So far your experimenting is good. Same as Alessa says, try adding some detailed tags. And yes, it doesn't look quite rural. There should be greater distance between buildings.

Welcome to OGF!

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Comment from KalR' on 7 March 2018 at 14:22

Bienvenida, ¿de qué parte de España eres?

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