OpenGeofiction

eklas has commented on the following diary entries

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My first awfulness 3 months ago

/English/ a) Hi!

b) OGF is not a game. It is a platform for people, who like geofiction - making detailed and most importantly realistic fictional places. Techniques from Sim City or Cities Skylines usually don't work here, because the main goal of OGF is to create naturally looking places. OGF is based on the Openstreetmap platform.

c) Drawing maps is a time-consuming hobby. I've been here for almost two years, but my country is still mostly empty. It definitely helps to use a different editor than the in-browser iD, see here.

My first awfulness 3 months ago

a) Ahoj!

b) OGF není hra. Je to platforma určená pro lidi, které baví geofikce - detailní a zejména realistické tvoření smyšlených míst. Postupy ze Sim City nebo Cities Skylines tady většinou nefungují, protože hlavním cílem OGF je vytvářet přirozeně vypadající místa. OGF je založeno na principech Openstreetmap.

c) Kreslení map je časově náročný koníček. Jsem tady už skoro dva roky, ale moje země je přesto zatím z většiny prázdná. Rozhodně pomáhá používat jiný editor, než to příšerné prohlížečové iD, viz tady.

Why is the route finding algorithm not working all the time? 3 months ago

I don't know, sure, see if it helps. But if it doesn't work on Firefox for you and it does for me, the problem might be elsewhere. Maybe try it in multiple different areas around the world?

Why is the route finding algorithm not working all the time? 3 months ago

Makes me think this could be a problem with the internet browser you're using? I use Firefox, but I have to for example open IE for Overpass.

Why is the route finding algorithm not working all the time? 3 months ago

I've tested it and it works flawlessly around Odrava.

Flooded 3 months ago

I believe I have fixed it now.

Flooded 3 months ago

It's flooded because you flooded it sweetie. Don't draw new coastlines next time if you don't know how to work with them.

An island 3 months ago

...your 10th diary entry.

I'm sorry my dear but the things you draw are just... off. Why is literally nothing orthogonal? Why are the buildings so large?

A new Pogreenia 4 months ago

Why haven't you also deleted the Volta Canal?

Le feedback 4 months ago

I agree with Stjur, this is very solid for a first time. Keep it up!

Mapper's Challenge #18 — March 2018 — Jump, Jive, and Rail! 4 months ago

Hi folks! Thanks Alessa, for the lovely introduction. The first part of the railway tutorial is now up: (link)

Also @histor, I feel like there is much more that could be done to the railway tutorial than just splitting it in two. At the end of the month, I would like to take the most important parts of my bliki series and rewrite the tutorial in a more comprehensible, structural way.

Anyways, awesome! Let's draw railways!

Country Name Suggestions 5 months ago

I have to second LemonKing: names don't have to be beautiful in a conventional way. And yes, there will always be someone who considers them strange. When I was visiting Estonia last summer, I passed by the town of Kunda, which literally means pussy (in the derogatory way) in Czech.

On a side note, grauenvoll was not a suggestion, it means terrible in German.

Country Name Suggestions 5 months ago

is there no one who speaks German natively and can step in and end this linguistic massacre? 😭 it would be Schönien, wenn schon

Country Name Suggestions 5 months ago

Let me throw in my two cents on the name and etymology: most of the recommendations above are absolutely terrible. Do you speak German yourself? If not, you're going to have trouble coming up with town names and such (even though there is a German place name generator somewhere.)

Since there already is a schism between the two most important German-speaking countries, I really really really advise creating your own language - it can be just slightly altered German, with like different rules of spelling or some words imported from other languages.

If you don't feel like that, I'd highly recommend to not do it. Map in a language that you're confident in. And, think your territory selection through carefully - some of the regions here are already a mess of incoherent countries with different cultures, please don't contribute to that.

God bless~

Admin, delete this 5 months ago

You two need to stop spamming the user diaries with useless content. What you just drew isn't that interesting at all. In fact, the mapping is really poor quality and plenty of things aren't very realistic. Look at the guides Stjur has recommended to you, look at real world maps, research.

I'd also like to remind you there's this thing called private chat where you can talk to each other without bothering other people - ever heard of it?

Admin, delete this 5 months ago

http://opengeofiction.net/message/new/Alsatian

Admin, delete this 5 months ago

You two need to stop spamming the user diaries with useless content. What you just drew isn't that interesting at all. In fact, the mapping is really poor quality and plenty of things aren't very realistic. Look at the guides Stjur has recommended to you, look at real world maps, research.

I'd also like to remind you there's this thing called private chat where you can talk to each other without bothering other people - ever heard of it?

Admin, delete this 5 months ago

@stjur preach 🙏

The "Chicle Islands Formation" Project 5 months ago

sweetie no

it doesn't look right

Bus Line in Rhododactylia: {1 & 1X} Ocean Park - Black Mud Heights Line (Local & Express Service) 5 months ago

Yes you can make bus lines using relations - they just aren't rendered on any of the OGF layers. Some information can be found here. If you use JOSM, it requires very little effort, you just fill in the parameters like number, from/to, assign the roads the line uses and you're done.