Hello. I'm MrMiyagi. I'm the owner of Caladea. I made a quick little Wiki page to have a reference to the country with a map directed to the country so you can find it quickly. http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Caladea
I've been drawing fictional non-fantasy maps since childhood, so I'm excited to have found this project. I thought I was essentially alone in this. oneofbeatlefan, the owner of the Kingdom of Wallea brought me here.
As recommended, I've started by planning the topography first before man-made features. I've been reading up on the OGF world and my surrounding countries, and talked with the owners of Castilea Archantea and Angla about their vision for our shared borderlands, so that I could adapt Caladea's topography to work logically with their already-established plans.
In order to be able to work out how their input would shape the topography of Caladea, I drew up a quick, rough 3D mock-up. It just makes it easier to be able to check to see if it looks right, and easier to have it as a reference to draw it in 2D in OGF. It's nowhere near precise and refined, just a very rough draft.
Castilea Archantea's borders are mostly mountainous, with the Sierra Ibarnea logically continuing into Caladea. Angla's owner's intention to have Dunas de Milta be steppes, whereas Caladea and C.A. are tropical in the White Sea region, my thought was that Angla would need a high range to capture much of the precipitation on the Caladea side, thereby leaving Dunas de Milta in a rain shadow when combined with the Angla Cordillera Salvajo
Input is most welcome, so I appreciate any time you might have to look at the 3D map and give some feedback. I intend to have a river appropriate to the Caladea central valley and its relatively steep descent, but did not draw it in as this is just a rough idea so far.
Between Wallea, Castilea Archantea and Caladea, we've discussed some really interesting ideas for collaboration on things that would be reflected in the maps, like a three-country highway and rail system, multinational institutions like universities, etc.
I speak English as a native language, Spanish as a second language at an advanced level, and German at an intermediate level but with an atrocious grasp of its inflection.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to contribute!