OpenGeofiction

Starting a new city

Posted by awuray on 11 July 2019 in English (English)

Hi everybody, I recently found this cool project and I got intrigued. After creating two small settlements and some other kind of small stuff I decided to start mapping a larger city, which I've only just started. Could someone tell me if I'm doing everything right? https://opengeofiction.net/changeset/754747

Comment from Inventor on 11 July 2019 at 20:49

Welcome to OGF!

Considering that I am a relatively new user myself, I will try to give you the best advice I have gathered.

First, your settlements (specifically Burnsley and Clarkeport) look pretty good. I prefer Burnsley because of how the houses are positioned around the road, (which reminds me of Iceland a little bit) whereas in Clarkeport, the houses are larger and fill up gaps in roads. This lake looks pretty good as well. Second, you have already downloaded JOSM? That is quite impressive, considering I only downloaded it a few weeks ago.

Third, use our handy scale helper Your scale is impressively good, but we all need it one in a while.

Overall, well done! Very excellent mapping considering you were accepted yesterday,

Happy mapping!

Inventor

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Comment from Rhiney boi on 11 July 2019 at 21:14

Huh. A new user using JOSM. Consider us lucky.

Welcome aboard! Since you are using JOSM, it looks as if this mapping will do great. I wasn't so lucky in my blue territories.

You can claim a beginner territory in the two Archantas (North and South) immediately after being accepted.

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Comment from austinhuang on 11 July 2019 at 21:38

For Sherfield, I'd say your buildings may be a little too big, but they're nicely detailed. Nevertheless, don't bother mapping in Commonia: You should start with a beginner territory.

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Comment from Mapping Expert on 12 July 2019 at 00:05

In the first instance, it is a great advance that learns to use JOSM from its first days; that will help you a lot.

All users have to map in blue countries before obtaining a territory (it is one of the requirements in OGF: Territories) to develop our skills in OGF in order to obtain a territory. He wanted to clarify that point, since perhaps they could leave him confused.

There are territories for beginners, but you can venture if you have sufficient knowledge and admin considers it appropriate. It is not advisable to do so.

Regarding its mapping, Sherfield's buildings are too big and perhaps unrealistic (I just try to help him); but as I mentioned before, we all make mistakes at the beginning and that should not discourage us from continuing in OGF.

¬°Happy mapping! Mapping Expert

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Comment from Mapping Expert on 12 July 2019 at 00:07

To conclude my point I do not say that it is not a good idea, but that the blue countries help us to better understand the OGF world. But you have to keep in mind that we can not do what we want there, visit OGF:Blue country etiquette.

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Comment from awuray on 12 July 2019 at 20:52

Thanks for the comments, I have now requested AR017b in South Archanta. By the way, I use JOSM because I already am an OpenStreetMap user. About the size of the buildings, I am now trying to make them more realistic by comparing them with real-life ones.

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