Latest additions in Gardensa

Posted by eleinads on 13 February 2018 in English (English). Last updated on 15 February 2018.

Dear all, in this page of the diary, I update you on the last main interventions in the mapping of the territory of Gardensa.

First, in the capital, Giliarca, the San Fortunio Underground Railstation (not a subway station, but an ordinary train station located underground, on the model of several existing underground railway stations, like Penn Station in NY or the recent station of “Porta Susa Sotterranea” in Turin, Italy).

[20180214 Update… Ah: the district surrounding the San Fortunio Station is a financial area where all banks have set up a branch: if you have a bank in your country, choose a nearby building not already tagged, so tag it with your bank and send me a message or a comment below to let me know!]

San Fortunio Underground Railstation

Secondly, always in Giliarca, the Indaco Amphitheater, on the banks of the homonymous river.

Indaco Amphitheater

Thirdly, moving out of the city, the Naghisco Dam, which forms the homonymous artificial lake, fundamental for the water supply of the city of Giliarca. (Below the dam there is the hydroelectric plant and, next to it, the village of workers. If you think it’s too close to the dam, I can move it.)

[20180216 update: I moved the village a few hundred meters … actually the position it had was incompatible with the difference in height that should have been there.]

Naghisco Dam



Location: 11.965, 61.794

Comment from superleaf1995 on 13 February 2018 at 22:44

Eleinads. You works seems very cool it feels like its an a real OSM map!

Comment from Sarepava on 14 February 2018 at 14:05

I think you mean ‘eponymous’ rather than ‘homonymous’, but whatever, this is first-rate mapping. It has a very realistic Italian feel and lots of realistic detail. What was the reason for the underground station being built? Is this an important business or tourist area?

Comment from eleinads on 14 February 2018 at 16:08


The reason for the station in that location is not touristic, but is related to finance and trade. In that area a new commercial district was set up after 1995, where the main banks and insurance institutions have set up a seat (to make it clear, I have just tagged the surrounding buildings). Even the new stock exchange in Giliarca is in that neighborhood (I have not mapped it yet… a matter of days). At that point, in 2005 the Central Station and the Santa Zelda station appeared too far away, and it was decided to build a new station, which was on the line between the port and the airport. The location was also useful for the proximity to the stadium (but this was not the main reason for the its construction).

Work began in 2011 and the San Fortunio Station was inaugurated in febraury 2016. The station is underground because the neighborhood was already developed and there was not enough space to extend it to the surface. So the floor of the terminal is above the floor of the tracks, instead of next to it, getting the parking lots and a square on the street level. (To get an idea, let’s say that the appearance can be a mixture between the Porta Susa Station in the city of Turin (Italy) and the new Urzaiz station in the city of Vigo (Spain), both built in the same years as the station of San Fortunio in Giliarca.

Comment from ilikemaps on 14 February 2018 at 21:27

I have placed a Bank of Auleus here, it may not have updated yet

Comment from eleinads on 14 February 2018 at 21:58

ilikemaps, now it’s updated. Welcome!

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