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Feedback on New City Layout

Posted by geoboi on 21 May 2019 in English (English)

Hello my OGF people,

I just figured out how to use JOSM (with PicLayer) well, hopefully. Take a look at my new city layout and let me know how I did.

Comment from zhenkang on 21 May 2019 at 03:03

Looks really cool and natural.

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Comment from LemonKing on 21 May 2019 at 06:22

Really nice and balanced grid!

The big harbor area could do with a railway connection, or a highway, or both. Otherwise the streets will be crowded with heavy traffic.

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Comment from deshrulex on 21 May 2019 at 18:50

Hi. I love your way of mapping but I have a question, why does such a small country need 3 international airports? I think the rest is very good

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Comment from whateversusan on 21 May 2019 at 19:23

This is beautiful, I love the layout! Really nice.

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Comment from geoboi on 21 May 2019 at 19:33

@deshrulex the only major international airport is Sallan Madesta. The other two, Beaudry and Montecari, generally just serve Western Antarephian destinations, like Paxtar and Guai.

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Comment from deshrulex on 21 May 2019 at 20:17

thank you for answering me @geoboi good whatever it is, I like your mapping continues so you go well

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Comment from MOI N on 21 May 2019 at 21:31

Not all the tertiary roads connect onto something at their end. fix this please

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Comment from geoboi on 21 May 2019 at 21:57

Do all tertiary roads have to connect to something? Or can they just represent larger-capacity roads?

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Comment from Portopolis on 22 May 2019 at 06:26

I was thinking for the CBD, to handle traffic it needs one or maybe two secondary roads at least going through it, but realistically if you town isn't much bigger than what you have drawn, the CBD could thrive on residential streets.

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Comment from Rhiney boi on 22 May 2019 at 11:52

@geoboi agreed. Enough residential roads will eventually equal a tertiary-capacity road.

Nice mapping! The most I've used Piclayer for is schools in Fort Tarott.

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Comment from Aiki on 22 May 2019 at 12:26

@geoboi, it looks very nice, you can feel the roads going up the hills.

On a related topic: are you sure this city and Tuvalas - both being rather medium-sized - would such extensive port infrastructures, given that you commissioned newflanders a very large and modern seaport, north of Aludres, which sits just 10k away? You can always turn a rather shrunk Port of Tuvalas into the Leresso Navy base (Leresso coast is some 200k long, one rather central base seems fine).

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Comment from geoboi on 22 May 2019 at 15:08

@aiki thanks so much for your feedback. it means a lot considering you used to map here. How would you suggest I deal with the ports of Tuvalas-Adharmé and Topala (the new city)?

If I were to turn it into a navy base, how should I map it? What are the key elements of said naval base?

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Comment from Aiki on 22 May 2019 at 16:41

For Topala, the pass out of the bay is only 400-odd meter wide, and the bay itself isn't very large. It seems unsafe for active shipping. You can opt either for very small historic harbour, a marina/a single wharf, or - my favorite - continue the beach until it reach the wooded hill on its western side. You may take inspiration from sites such as the Bahía de la Concha (bay of the conch) in San Sebastián (OSM and Wikipedia).

For turning the port of Tuvalas-Adharmé into a navy base, it all depends on Leresso History, relations with neighbours, politics (past and current) and wealth. Browse comparable countries (the above-mentioned criteria + coastal length) on Wikipedia and have a look at the navy page. There's usually if not always a reference to the navy's main base and sometime only base with maybe another quay somewhere else for a couple of patrol boats. It would help you decide how vast is your navy and consequently which country/navy base you should take inspiration from.

Once you've got the name of the navy base, have a look on both Google satellite map and OSM.

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Comment from MOI N on 22 May 2019 at 21:34

@geoboi it would be highly unusual to have tertiary driveway. they have to connect onto something tertiary or higher.

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Comment from Rhiney boi on 22 May 2019 at 22:20

@MOI N coughs in Darren Way do you have room to talk?

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Comment from Rhiney boi on 23 May 2019 at 12:25

Usually, the country is mapped in its native script. So Leresso should be spelt in the other script only and use key:name:en for the ingerish name.

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Comment from geoboi on 23 May 2019 at 14:12

@Rhiney boi Actually, Leresso uses both Ingerish and Everian in tandem, and is a bilingual country. Almost all road signs are printed both in Ingerish and Everian across the country. In this case, Leresso has two scripts, one for each official language.

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