Recent diary entries
can anyone work out what has happened to highway=pedestrian relations as they appear to have stopped being displayed properly on the render
for example here my library has disappeared
and here the centre of my mall has vanished
Sorry if people are already aware.
On the wiki I get an error message when I try and save a new page at first and then when I have created it it doesn't appear in 'Recent Changes'.
I have made a post on my bliki regarding the rules for granting territory to new users. I think it is worth a discussion but probably best to keep it on the wiki to make it easier to follow:
I just want to run Dunwic's population estimates past people and see if they agree. I think the city is comparable in density and size to Dusseldorf, if you look at the OSM vs OGF comparison it seems quite reaosnable
I have yet to map all of the outlying towns and suburbs of Dunwic, there will be more and then it will be even more comparable. The population of the city of Dusseldorf (which does covers an area roughly similar to urban Dunwic) is 612,000. Is this a realistic number?
In that case I think it'd probably give the whole country a population of around 1,000,000 which is what I've always invisaged. Essentially it could be argued that Myrcia is so small that the whole island is the 'Dunwic metro area'. It is only 1h40 by train to the farthest city on the island.
Anyway, thoughts welcome as always.
Greetings from Zoologischer Garten Bhf Berlin!
The last two days I've struggled to load any page on the wiki without the connection being reset or timing out. The map is allowing me to upload and download edits fairly easily but isn't loading the tiles as smoothly as usual.
Is this just me or is everyone experiencing this? If there is a problem with server capacity or anything similar then would it be helpful to crowd fund some additional money to help with the servers? I would certainly be happy to help with a few € to keep OGF running if required.
I am getting into the swing of using JOSM but I still find relations much more confusing there than I do on Potlatch.
How do I load an existing relation? I have relations set up with all the branches of my stores and hotels and I want to add a new node to one but I cannot work out how and I cannot see any answers in the documentation.
I'm planning a trip by rail around Europe to celebrate the end of my degree in May. I've got an idea of which major cities I'm going to travel to but I'd love to know if anyone had any tips on what to see or any good advice for travelling by rail across Europe.
London > Brussels > Hamburg > Copenhagen > Berlin > Bratislava > Wien > Prague > Warsaw > Gdansk > Newcastle (by plane) > London
I've been having great fun with Overpass API the last few days.
Does anyone have any good scripts to share? Any advice on using it?
I created this one to give me an idea of the road networks in Dunwic.
There's been a lot of discussion about forums and chat rooms. A lot. I have created an OGF forum to allow for a more organised method of discussion about our OGF work.
I have not created an off-topic forum, I might do in the future but after the last few days it seems best to concentrate things on mapping, cities that inspire our mapping and the wiki.
Take a look, register and we'll see how things go.
Dréamhealdende af Myrcia! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!
One of the things I heard back clearly when I last asked for feedback on Dunwic was that my transport system was not as realistic as I wanted it to be. Since then I've been trying to fix the bugs and come up with a more realistic system for a city of Dunwic's size and I'd like to know more about what you think.
Essentially I have reduced the light rail from 7 lines to 2 and transferred some of those lines over to the regional rail network. I have also re-routed lines, gotten rid of duplicating lines and tried to erase all the steep curves from the system.
Here are the maps you can compare side-by-side
Here is the new RM Regio diagram (this only shows the major stops)
What more can I do? Is the new arrangement more realistic?
This month I've been working on outer Dunwic, some farm land but also the satellite eards (boroughs) of Washinburh and Burdwic.
Washinburh - http://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/56.3564/19.2950
Universitet Washinburh - http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/56.35943/19.30157
I think the Dunwic urban area is starting to make sense now, to feel like a real and full city and not just a collection of half-finished neighbourhoods. I am always interested to know what people think, in particular any constructive criticism.
I'm really looking forward to focusing on this month's mapper's challenge as I've been wanting to do some rural mapping for a while now.
To begin with I'm going to work on the rural areas immediately surrounding Dunwic (Myrcia's capital) and then perhaps think about starting to map other rural areas as I get more confident in how I want Myrcian countryside to look.
My frame of reference will be Great Britain and Ireland for the most part.
Villages I've worked on in the last few days:
I'll update this diary entry as I work more throughout the month.
Firstly I gave Flyht Myrcia (Myrcia's major airline) a brand refresh last night and designed a nice boarding pass (aided by the fictional OGF universe where airlines aren't stuck with 20 year old printers!). So please take a look and let me know what you think.
If your country is in Uletha or Tarephia then I'd like to establish an air route from Dunwic Flyhthæfen International. Just reply to this post or send me a message. Also happy for reciprocal flights or codeshare agreements to be established with your airlines.
I know this won't be everyone's cup of tea but I am really interested in urban design and national branding so I have set up some Pinterest boards where I'm collecting images that I feel are typical of life in Myrcia and of the city of Dunwic.
I love the freedom that OGF gives me to bring together my favourite parts of European countries and try to develop a modern country known for its design culture, high quality urban design and exemplary modern architecture. Let me know what you think.
Just wanted to post my new Trambæn map which I've worked on today. It's still something of a work in progress as I have not finished the city yet but I hope you like it.
Full size Map > http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/images/2/29/Dunwictram.png
Wiki article > http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Tramb%C3%A6n
The Isle & City Games are my creation to provide a sporting arena for small nation states, city states and islands who wouldn't be able to host a Geolympiad event and who aren't all that competitive in the medals table.
Founded in 2000, the first ICG were in Myrcia in 2004. The games are bi-annual and take place in the spring, around late-April. The events are a scaled-down version of the Geolympics. The host nation selects 25 events to host which can range from sailing to decathlon to lacrosse.
Any nation of under 2 million can compete. Any city with a population of under 2 million can enter as a city team. Any semi-autonomous island or group of islands with a population of under 2 million can enter as an island team.
There will be no formal bidding process for the games as there are with the Geolympiads. There are seven available games from 2006-2018 available on the wiki page. You can claim these freely and use them to bring together your sporting facilities in a single city, island or small nation.
These games give me (and other mappers with smaller nations or islands) the chance to create scaled-down Geolympic-type facilities but they I don't plan to go as in-depth with the sports or statistics as some people do here on OGF. If that would be something you'd enjoy then feel free to collaborate and edit the wiki pages.
Please apply below to join the Isle & City Games Association with:-
// Team name:
// Type of team:
// Year of joining:
//Team name: Team Myrcia
// Type of team: National Team
// Representing: nation of Myrcia
// Nation: Myrcia
// Year of joining: 2004 (founder)
Hello again everyone. I really appreciated the feedback I got on my last post about my central railway station and now I have redesigned my airport and need some input again. I know a lot less about airport design than I do about railway stations.
Before today Myrcia had a huge airport which I built thinking it would be a regional hub but, realistically, I think it was over optimistic and so I decided to start over again. You can see here the difference between the two airports:
I hope this new airport is a more realistic size. I've also improved the transport links, simplified the motorways and re-routed some of the railways.
Let me know what you think
I've been working on a re-build on Dunwic's central station this week. Sarepava gave me some very helpful feedback on the old station and I decided to start from scratch to rebuild it. It's inspired by Dutch stations where the railway is on an elevated level with a concourse at ground level and metro tracks below ground.
I am particularly proud of the station plan on the wiki page.
Take a look: On the map: http://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/56.33525/19.25231
New wiki article: http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Dunwic_Mid_station
Let me know what you think.
Just thought I'd give a bit of an update on what I'm working on in Dunwic. I've been working on improving the city that I'd mapped too quickly and without enough detail. I'm getting close to having completed the entire city centre. I have also been changing names from Ingerish to Myrcian (based on Old English).
Here are some areas I've recently completed and am quite proud of:
The city's university, built in the 1930s in a collegiate style by a garden city architect. It's still not 100% finished but it's something I keep going back to and adding detail and more buildings.
Forshæig / Vesterburh
I began these neighbourhoods last week when I got back from being in the Netherlands. I got rid of the neighbourhoods that were here and started from scratch building canals and creating an antiques shopping area.
Another area I've recently re-built from scratch. It's an 18th century street plan inspired by Sir Christopher Wren. It includes the neo-classical cathedral (St Anselm Milkirk) and the cliff railway which leads down to the river.
This area used to be a fairly clumsy harbour that was one of the first things I mapped. I got rid of all that and re-designed it to be more realistic. I think the retail park, even though it's quite a simple thing, makes it look particularly realistic.
Feedback always welcome!
When I contribute to OSM one of the tasks I like to do is updating the transport data for a few cities in the UK. This is shown on the Transport Layer which shows bus routes and gives rendering priority to public transport infrastructure.
I don't know how feasible it is to bring this feature into OGF? It would be nice to be able to add bus routes and have them render on the map.