School holidays are on this week and I finally have some time for OGF mapping. I’ve been working on the mountainous Taamras region of north west Karolia, and in particular the area around the small town of Vansiin. It is far from complete but the main features are in place. I have mostly started with the geographical features and added human features afterwards, which I hope creates a realistic landscape.
Vansiin is built in a relatively flat hollow around the confluence of several rivers descending from the surrounding mountains. It is chiefly important for its tourism and skiing, and is home to a large winter sports complex (http://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/53.6251/108.1001) with ski jumping slopes and a cable car to reach the top - this is still TBC. In the town itself (http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/53.61533/108.11936) are the town hall and council offices - which typically for Karolia is built slightly larger than one might expect for the size of settlement, as the surrounding rural parish is so vast - the post office and fire station, the church and the usual shops, including a Viika tea house and Jõki skiiwear store. Vansiin has two stations - the one on a branch of the national railway network, with a train generally every 1 hour but more frequently during sports events, and the other on the narrow-gauge rack railway that ascends around 1600m to the summit of Torsa, the sixth highest mountain in Karolia (http://opengeofiction.net/#map=15/53.5725/108.0090).
Any comments on accuracy or suggestions for other features welcome!
Comment from Litvania on 22 February 2017 at 20:17
Cool. I am working on mountainous regions of Litvania as well if you want to see.
Comment from eklas on 23 February 2017 at 13:33
Comment from tparigo on 23 February 2017 at 16:21
I am always happy to see that mappers deal with mountainous areas! (especially as i made the choice to map a mountainous country).
Comment from BelpheniaProject on 24 February 2017 at 00:48
Very cool @Sarepava! If I get some time, then I would consider start mapping new mountainous regions in Sakura and Edaleria Prefectures in Belphenia there.