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My first international airport over 1 year ago

It seems to me really excellent, with a high level of likelihood, and with excellent proportions.

A single tip regarding the mapping: for the fingers I would not use the “path” tool that does not fall within the standards, but simply rectangles with the “building” tool, as also happens regularly in OSM (see eg the JFK just to say one of all).

It must be thin building rectangles, which can be extensions of the existing building but also autonomous rectangles attached to it, if this simplifies the work.

What's going on around UL 206 & 207? almost 2 years ago

I also don’t argue if it’s an admin’s choice ! I thought it was the rash choice of a user. But I also think that the implications are many. For example, in the wiki there are many references to the “Liberian Peninsula” (starting from the page dedicated to the Union of the Liberian Peninsula). Can we change them all? However, really nothing to say to the administrators, we would miss anything else; I just have to thank them for what they do. Mine are just reflections.

Merry Christmas! A question: How can we monetize geofiction? almost 2 years ago

I believe that the problem is on the one hand ethical, on the other legal-contractual.

OpenGeofiction maps, as the “Open” prefix says, and as indicated in the page on legal issues, are released with a Creative Commons license by-nc-sa (which is the same as OpenStreetMap from which it is derived) which is free and includes among the clauses that each of its derivations it must always be so (“share alike” clause), and that any commercial use is forbidden (“non-commercial” clause).

This is because OpenGeofiction responds to a precise philosophy, that of Open Source and Creative Commons, which has the gratuitousness and openness among its key points.

If someone wants to monetize, they must create their own work from scratch, which has nothing to do with OpenGeoFiction, and which has a commercial license.

How long does it take to develop a good city almost 2 years ago

austinhuang, I was going to say it … thanks! Exactly two years. Maybe it could be that I took longer than normal with Giliarca, but a good year for a detailed city, in my opinion it takes.

What's going on around UL 206 & 207? almost 2 years ago

I hadn’t noticed, because I’m in a (hopefully short) period of rest after two years of intense mapping. But I would like to know more. I don’t think it’s allowed by the guidelines to turn a peninsula into an island. Who knows something?

Giliarca wiki page (maybe coming soon), twitter profile (already online) and other... about 2 years ago

MOI N, These are the Cookin ‘Pizza stores that are in Giliarca, mapped after your DM a few days ago.

Giliarca, finally. over 2 years ago

MrOobling, Thanks! If I understand correctly, I should make the airport highway junction more interconnected with the entire network of industrial roads around it. You’re right: now that junction connects the two highways but it’s too “isolated” from the overall road network. I will try to create a more fluid and interconnected junction. Relatively to the north junction, unfortunately the link is not correct: there is twice that of the airport. If you send it to me, I can evaluate how to fix it.

Giliarca, finally. over 2 years ago

Thank you all for the kind words.

zhenkang: of course you can come and visit Giliarca whenever you want, either privately or on an official visit.

MOI N: your observation on parking lots deserves rightly an analysis. As you can see there is a good density of parking lots in the central area, but actually the density decreases a lot in the northern area. This is an area of recent urbanization (after 1990), which means that it is much easier to have parking spaces in the basement floors of the buildings. However, it is also more normal for there to be free areas for open-air parking. So I’ll add it immediately.

FSA Mapping Challenge - Capital Cities over 2 years ago

Hi. I’m Not a FSA member: Gardensa is a sovereign country in south-west Uletha. But if I understand well, I can partecipate (If I can’t: sorry, please ignore this post…).

So, in the Capital Giliarca there are:

(n.b. the official residence of the President is in an apartment in the top floor of the Government building).

Goodbye

How many inhabitants? over 2 years ago

Mikele,

thanks for the estimate of the population, and ok to reduce the subyay lines; I was perplex too, I had exaggerated. I do it immediately.

How many inhabitants? over 2 years ago

Dear all,

really many useful elements and criteria have emerged. I would exclude too high and too low estimates. One consideration is that Giliarca does not fall into the category of European cities but in that of European-like cities in tropical areas (as I already did, in RW the Spanish-style Habana and the Portuguese-Macau style are among the closest examples, but there they are also other models).

relatively to the extent, we have to consider that Giliarca is a commercial city but also very tourist (for the beaches in the north and for those a little more distant in the forests), so there are strong flows of non-resident population.

having said this, I am orienting myself to estimate a stable population between 900000 and 1200000 inhabitants. But in the next period, thanks to the methods you have suggested to me, I will make more scientific estimates. (and, maybe, I will contact the offices of the Municipality directly at anagrafe@municipio.giliarca.gd)

How many inhabitants? over 2 years ago

Several elements are emerging, different but useful. In the end, I’ll make a summary. In the meantime, a few more indications.

Giliarca is a tropical city of non-tropical derivation, with elements typical of the cities distant from which its first inhabitants come.

In this it has different correspondences in RW, in particular, the Giliarcan historical centre in “European” style is similar to a synthesis between:

Outside the old town, the rest of the city is more standard, reminiscent of typical tropical cities with squared quarters. It still remembers Cuba but it is richer, because it has not had very long periods of dictatorship. But the modern part looks more like the cities of Southeast Asia, with a fair number of tall buildings and some very tall skyscrapers, in particular:

Finally, its being an isolated city in a language of the earth, reminds perhaps more Honolulu, but this is a geographical issue, different; we will talk about it.

Well, I hope we now have a few more elements to quantify the population.

How many inhabitants? over 2 years ago

I certainly take your comments into account. But I see it as slightly bigger (not much bigger).

Let’s see some comparisons with RW cities that have analogies for latitude or for general conditions.

Giliarca vs La Habana, 2.125.320

Giliarca vs Macau, 650.900

Giliarca vs Honolulu, 402.500

Giliarca vs Managua, 1.033.662

Giliarca vs Barcelona, 1.620.343

Giliarca vs Caracas, 1 942 652

Giliarca vs Panama City, 880.691

Ultimately, from the overall comparisons, I would slightly raise the estimates you have made so far.

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

zhenkang, according to the law of Gardensa, the temple is admitted only as a place of prayer, and human sacrifices are forbidden. you can enter the temple only if it is an aseptic building. if then inside they happen clandestine activities, it is another discourse that does not concern the mapping.

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

zhenkang :

That’s great. Good work. I fixed the disposition and the names of the streets.

Add also the temple by yourself: but it must not occupy a total of more than a square of 100 meters per side.

Then it will be all right so: for the moment I ask you not to do any other intervention besides this, I’ll develop the mapping of the neighborhood.

Thanks!

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

zhenkang, ultimately, I have to agree with you.

I did a search in RW, to see where the embassies of North Korea are. I saw that he has an embassy in Berlin, London, Rome and Madrid

and then, I’d say I was wrong. Giliarca certainly can have the embassy of Antigo (and on the other hand there is also the agreement on the use of the Space Base).

So you can proceed: choose a building not already tagged, where you want to Giliarca, and enter the tag by yourself.

I ask you to write in double language, in yours and the local language:

“Ambasciata del Pretanic Faction State” or “Ambasciata di Antigo”

Then please tell me which building you’ve chosen.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

@Mikle @Zhenkan

Mike don’t worry, we’re not at a geography test :-) However, your intervention was very useful. Also to distinguish:

a) It is one thing to dedicate a lagoon to an animal species, because it is supposed to be there (it would be strange if Hudson Bay were called “Bay of the Penguins”). So your request for clarification made sense, but as we have seen, flamingos at giliar latitude are there. (On the aspect of a giliar, I would say that we can create a separate discussion: now we talk about the names of the streets).

b) Another thing is to dedicate a big avenue to a foreign capital that is part of a totalitarian state.

I’ve been thinking about this for a long time: dedicating a way to Antigo is fine, but what I had identified is too big, wide and long for a country that is not well seen by other states and the Assembly of Nations. It is better that a smaller road be dedicated to Antigo, which I shall now identify. I can’t follow Mike’s advice because Gobryssana Avenue is already in Giliarca. I will dedicate the great avenue to Ereva: the only continent to which a street in Giliarca has not yet been named.

To answer zhenkan:

With regard to the embassy in Antigo I would say no; let’s not put it on, it would be excessive, it would imply a formal diplomatic relationship, which, given the status of Antigo, cannot be there.

Instead, about the restaurant, why not? But, zhenkan, put it directly on yourself. Choose a building you like in Giliarca (in the old town or in the modern city, where you want it), which is not already tagged, and tag the restaurant. Then tell me.

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

MIke’s World:

“I am wondering why you have a lagoon named Flamingo on the 61 degree latitude?”

1) 61 degree is longitude, not latitude; Giliarca is on the 12.2 degrees latitude.

2) on the 12 degrees latitude there are flamingos (In RW, and i suppose in OGF too).

Toponymy and verisimilitude over 2 years ago

austinhuang,

what do you mean? For the map of Giliarca I found them all, and there are still many.

Maps blurred on MacBook Pro almost 3 years ago

Very strange … a possibility that comes to mind, is the following (I’m considering you’re new to the mac in general, otherwise ignore what I say):

  • that you have to use the key combination “⌘” and “+” to enlarge That combination enlarges the content of any site by decreasing it by resolution. And to return to normal size you have to go to the “view” menu and put “actual size”.

Instead, to zoom in and out of the map scale, you can scroll with two fingers at the same time up or down the trackpad.

(I ignore if now even the windows PC have scrolling with two fingers in the trackpad, I do not know anything about windows).