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Latina (Ciudad) - Barrio # 2

Posted by histor on 23 February 2017 in German (Deutsch).

Meanwhile the southern part of Barrio # 2 (named “Barrio Nuovo”) has got some urban athmosphere. It is a mixes area with houses with 5 floors, but some surviving smaller and older buildings. In the middle of the blocks often are some small industry or baker, plumber and so on. Most important building are the stock-exchange and to the right at the Avenida Sardenga the juristic part of the university. For all, which love pets, look at Passage Cantabria please.

[http://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/-13.5086/39.6636] is the link.

Comment from BMSOUZA on 24 February 2017 at 00:22

Very detailed, congratulations!!!

Comment from Leowezy on 24 February 2017 at 10:44

That’s really good! Very compelling building footprints and street layout, I’d imagine the area is somewhat like an old town centre? Also, interesting idea to use the landuse=retail tag to mark non-residential buildings instead of just mapping them as normal buildings. Would you mind if I nominate it as a featured map for the wiki, or do you still plan to improve the area even further (hard to imagine though)?

Comment from histor on 24 February 2017 at 13:07

Thanks, that you like the mapping. And sure no problem with the featured map at the wiki. Some shops - I think - can be added by occasion.

There are only few “landuse”-tags for areas with buildings. Therefore I take “residential” only for houses, where people live. But sure there is a grey reach - what is “retail”? And too I think, that every area, where people work, is better marked as “industrial”. Here I miss a tag for all this butchers, plumbers, bakers and so on in the middle of the block.

Comment from UN1TY on 25 February 2017 at 08:39

Great Job! Ciudad Latina was one the of the first cities I explored in OGF and it’s still one of my favorites. You do a really good job of making the best of OGF/OSM’s limited tag selection and making a very colorful, creative, and accurate cityscape.

What I actually love the most about Latina is its train and subway lines. Just before I first saw your city, I was researching subway systems and I could see that you really understand transit design. I also like how you graphically incorporate the subway platforms into the map, instead of just having blue dots. I’m considering doing something similar for my cities in the future.

Comment from niels20020 on 25 February 2017 at 16:48

Amazing! So much detail. Great.

Comment from Sarepava on 25 February 2017 at 17:41

I like the music academy and all the music clubs in the area. This is a great city for nightlife. Lots of gardens and open space between buildings too. But I don’t see ‘Passage Cantabria’?

What is the long railway tunnel that runs all the way under the city? Is it for freight?

Comment from histor on 25 February 2017 at 19:44

Thanks at all of you for the friendly notes.

Subway and tramway = In Hamburg / Germany I am well known for traffic history (see [http://www.horstbu.de] in german language). So in my OGF-towns the public traffic has an important role.

This barrio is one of the “blue night” areas. The “Passage Cantabria” is at top at right side in the edge. As I see, the name of the steet appears only in zoom-level 17.

And the long railway-tunnel is a line in construction for the cercania-lines (commuter-railway) - see the red line on the second graphic in [http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Latina_(Cercanias)]


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