Several Questions

Posted by PueblaPueblaMx on 27 October 2020 in English (English).

Hi! I’ve come back from a long hiatus and will start to be active again when possible. I have several questions that I would like to ask the community.

First, about collaborative countries:

  1. How do I join a collaborative country?
  2. Can I create a collaborative country?

These two questions come from the fact that I love doing street layouts and detailing but can’t really work on highways or long roads efficiently because my computer doesn’t let me intall JOSM.

Second, about creating a sorts of city state:

  1. Is there any city state in OGF?
  2. How could I create a city state?
  3. Can I get in touch with a country owner and have them lend me a small piece of land to create a city state?

Thanks for your attention and have a great day!

Comment from zhenkang on 27 October 2020 at 01:59

There is a wiki page on a list of collaborative nations. You can contact the owner of the collab state and ask if you are interested in participating.

Theres plenty of small states in Archanta for beginners where you can map around

Comment from The_Cute_Chick on 27 October 2020 at 09:51

How do I join a collaborative country?

^ The link @zhenkang is referring to: Wiki page on list of collaborative projects/territories

Can I create a collaborative country?

It is probably best to join an existing one.

Is there any city state in OGF?

Comment from Lithium-Ion on 27 October 2020 at 12:08

How do I join a collaborative country?

Send a message to the coordinator of the collaborative country requesting to join. In the case of a blue country, feel free to start mapping, but follow blue country etiquette.

Can I create a collaborative country?

Probably not.

Is there any city state in OGF?

There’s Peritan City, as well as Niscavo, Glagol Republic, and Montemassena (the tiny sliver countries), lots of very urban island countries, and of course Khaiwoon, but none of those are open to mapping. I don’t know of any currently collaborative city state.

How could I create a city state?

Claim a very small territory and start mapping.

Comment from Halvarda on 27 October 2020 at 12:28

Slightly off-topic, but I would like to strongly suggest trying to figure out how you may install JOSM or some other alternative. It’s awfully difficult to produce any good mapping on the iD editor (the one you use when you’re editing in your browser). It’s good enough on OSM since it has aerial imagery, but that’s obviously not the case on OGF.

Without JOSM, you don’t know how big exactly anything is. The streets you draw are merely 0.1mm thin lines. Even after they’re rendered, they’re only about 2 to 8 metres wide, depending on how zoomed in/out you are. However, you wouldn’t be able to know even that, because you can’t measure things on iD. And you’re going to run into the same problem with everything. How wide is that river? How big is the gap between those buildings? How big are the buildings? Is there enough space between X road and Y street for Z number of houses (and gardens)?

I don’t mean to discourage any aspiring mapper, of course. You do you, but be careful. I, personally, couldn’t map on iD on OGF, and I don’t see how anyone could.

Comment from histor on 27 October 2020 at 12:48

On ID-editor you have the STR-i function for measurement. For detailling mapping the ID-editor is usefull.

Comment from Thunderbird on 27 October 2020 at 14:27

I second what Halvarda said. JOSM is a more powerful tool for mapping and I would recommend it for anyone.

Comment from Luciano on 31 October 2020 at 00:35

Tárrases is basically a city state. It’s smaller than Malta, larger than Liechtenstein.

If you want to create a city state, you could adopt a larger territory and divide it. That was the origin of Tárrases.

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