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Tarott progress (and a reminder: "controlled" collaborative territories!)

Posted by joschi81 on 30 May 2021 in English (English)

Hello everybody,

My idea of making Kalm (and my neighbouring countries) a "strictly controlled" collaborative territory does not seem to work so far. I am thankful for the positive feedback for this idea and also for the work that has done and the porposals that have been made for Kalm. But this is a reminder: If you're interested in working with me in my territoires, just let me know and see this diary entry.

Family and work still don't leave much time for OGF.

For the moment I try to find 1-2 hours per week to continue my work in Tarott. For example, there is Neubunsort, a strictly car-free artificial island under construction. And I work on two long planned railway connections: The east-west connection under the harbour (now open!) and the new north-south tunnel (via Kulzertor station, now finally under construction). By the way, the current Hauptbahnhof (main station) in Tarott (the former "Viaduktbahnhof") is in "interim solution" introduced in 1991, but due to many delay it will last until at least 2027!

Kind regards
Johannes

Comment from poweikao on 31 May 2021 at 18:17

That's an incredible city!

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Comment from Picard-Lindelöf on 1 June 2021 at 18:12

I have always admired the city of Tarott since joining OGF. In fact it was one of the places that really were responsible for my interest in OGF.

It may not be ideal everywhere at the detail level (zoomlevel > 15), but the overall layout and planning is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole city become as detailed as the center over time...

Plus I like the subtle and creative nods to real-life cities in Germany. Hopefully the rail tunnel project does not turn into a "Tarott27". But on the other hand, that may be interesting purely from a mapping point of view.

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Comment from joschi81 on 1 June 2021 at 19:20

@poweikao: Thanks for your positive Feedback! Your work in Kaosha is astonishing as well. What an interesting linguistic combination.

@Picard-Lindelöf: Thank you for your feedback as well. I'm glad you like Tarott that much! The reason why it has such a "rough style" in still so many parts is that I started drawing it with a usual vector drawing software as a 1:20,000 map. Unfortunately, OGF only started 3.5 years after the start of my Tarott work. Here you can see the progress of the city before I moved to OGF. And it takes soooooo much time to make it all look suitable for OGF. :( The rail tunnel has many opponents, of course, but it is not a 100% replacement of an existing station like in Stuttgart, but an "add-on", like Zurich's Löwenstrasse station. So maybe it will be more expansive than expected, but it's not comparable to the Stuttgart21 desaster. By the way: I like Stephansplatz station in Bärburg very much.

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Comment from Picard-Lindelöf on 2 June 2021 at 15:09

@joschi81 Thank you!

An interesting insight regarding the history of the Tarott map. Being copied/imported from Illustrator explains the issues like streets not being properly connected in some places.

Making the entire city super detailed is a bit unrealistic simply in terms of the huge amount of time it would take. But having some detailed areas like this is really cool and inspires the viewer's imagination for the not-so-detailed parts.

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