Recent diary entries
Happy New Year folks! Currently started redoing my capital city. Maybe this time a bit more... spaced properly. Looking to finish embassy area this week or so. https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-46.8072/68.9854 . We'll see. If finished will invite you. Also worked on an island, really proud on myself for actually showing some signs of focusing ahem https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-47.0992/69.5959 ahem Will learn editing links too. Been here since late DEC '15, about time I do. But off to bed now, its 2.30am almost.
Happy new year, Happy mapping, Greetings Kingfries
It really is better to do ALL the geography layouts before doing the actual cities/roads etc. Currently trying to figure out why X is in A instead of B even if actually B would be more logical in Hindsight. Jeez...
Have a nice weekend everybody.
Good day everybody, Incredibly glad to announce that my new PC has finally arrived and I'll pick it up from the Post Office today. I'm looking forward to spending time here with you again after my almost 1 year leave that was caused by a number of reasons including tech problems and simple lack of time. Happy to finally get some ideas from my mind onto the servers.
Greetings and See you, Kingfries
Some Weeks ago I was all hyped that I'd finally get back to OGF again... Or so I thought... Been really busy and also had to spend money on the car first instead of getting a new better PC, bright side being that I live in a ,,former industrial heart, now trying to survive somehow" area and get to visit a lot of old abandoned industrial areas, run-down concrete buildings etc., Which I can now visit and use as OGF Inspiration (and possibly get some CC pictures uploaded). Pasalia is not dead, its only having a time and budget crisis. Greetings Kingfries
Good morning to all New Users. I'd Like to ask all of you to spend some time browsing the various FAQ and wiki pages here. This isnt meant to be rude in any way at all but it seems like a lot of your questions could be answered by that fairly easy. Obviously we will still help each other here as much as we can, we all started without knowing how this works.
Have a nice day,welcome and Happy Mapping! :)
How are you people? Sadly can't participate currently, looking forward to being able to do so again in September or so. Just so you dont think i've abandoned you. Best wishes Kingfries
Hello fellow mappers, Whilst being in the very first steps of planning a (rail-) Trip across europe I had an idea. For those not familiar,an Interrail pass is a railpass bought mostly by Young people which enables them to travel by train all over Europe for cheap. Youre standing at the Station and See a train that goes somewhere you like. You fill in the station you are currently at, the one you are headed to and Just get on the train. The ogf-world seems to be working together slightly better than the real one, so why not introduce the Worldtravel-Pass (better name TBA?), which would enable the buyer to travel by rail and ferry all over the world instead of only one continent. There will still be cheaper versions of this only valid for one continent/Region or the more expensive one for the whole world. This could run under the World Tourism Organisation I assume. Now, realistically, Not every country can participate or wants to. But even nations which don't focus much on rail travel (my own included) or small island nations can offer Discounts for local bus/ferry etc. Services aswell as 10% discounts in hostels. Does this Sound too optimistic? Could be implemented in the wiki article as a table where you add your country and tick off the Services offered (Rail/Ferry/Urban transport/hostel & Museum discounts) using the Red/yellow/green symbols known from other articles. Looking forward to hearing your opinions. -Kingfries
How are you folks doing? My redoing of Pasalia's Capital is continuing. Your nation is invited to build its embassy here: http://opengeofiction.net/edit#map=16/-46.8080/68.9973 Happy Mapping everyone
Hey there, After only being active very sparsely for the past 3 months I can announce that I'll finally be ending my break and start to waste my free time on ogf again. I've got more sheets with scrabbled notes saying ,,Ogf ideas" on them then you can imagine. Kingfries is back and i've got a ton of stuff to haul up too.
See you soon
Hey everyone , how are you folks doing? Just wanted to let you know that I wont be online for some time until long after easter. Like I said recently my laptop broke and I got the confirmation that the Problem was the cooling and some Part inside actually was melting... Pff glad that thing didnt catch fire... So yeah... Won't be online for some time, Just so you dont think I forgot about ogf. I'll still be able to check the diary and Wiki from phone though. Anyways, hear from you guys
Hey there, sadly my damned laptop broke so I wont be able to join you fellas for some time. I'm already missing OGF even though its been not even a week.
Hear from you some time, hope to get that fixed ASAP.
Happy mapping kingfries
Hey everyone, has anyone ever made a map showing our worlds climate zones? Would be helpful to know exactly where its warm, cold, moderate etc. Example: My territory says it has a cold cimate, but compared to where it would be located on the real earth it would be in southern Brasil, somewhere around Curitiba or Sao Paulo, to be more precise. So the climate needs to be corrected in some places I would say. What do you think?
Dear other fellow OGF users, After having thought about this I realised that my country Pasalia and furthermore its capital city Pasaliapolis are absolutely horrible rubbish. Everytime I map something there it makes it look bad somewhere else. ,,Why dont you just start over again?'' Do I seem like person who wants to waste his time deleting endless amounts of horrendous s....? No... So: Pasalia will hereby be declared free and open to other users. I am going to look around for some collab country and map some detailed! things there. Seems like I suck at creating realistic cities from scratch. The first step to improvement is realising you screwed up! Therefore... well... thats all I wanted to have said basically. Note I am not completly abandoning it! I will update the wiki maybe and might even map some stuff or not.
Sincerly and fed up, Kingfries
For the Construction of 1) A University Hospital which will include a vast majority of departments a hospital can offer, laid out as a series of highrise- buildings, greenery between, parking garages, access roads for emergency vehicles aswell as a helicopter landing site.
2)A University, Including most faculties, auditoriums, parking spaces, greenery and everything else a large university needs that can be mapped.
3) A botanic garden next to the university.
mappers are seeked. Hard Work with no payment :P
If anyone is interested leave a comment. Kingfries
Another day, another flood.... (Tarephia by the way)
Seems like cities are now marked with a dot on the map, interesting. Anymore updates?
Hope I'm not the only one who tries to avoid christmas hehe. Happy Holidays everyone (whatever you may or may not be celebrating) :)
Hey there, Welcome to OGF, I'd like to remind you of some short things:
1st: CALM...DOWN... we all do mistakes, no ones gonna rip your head off for doing mistakes.
2nd: CALM....DOWN... Yes we saw that deleted coastline or messed up border etc., no thats not a reason to panic or be ashamed or whatever. Also mind that OGF tends to take its time so checking the next morning should be early enough to proudly look at your mapping results.
3rd: CALM.......DOWN.... Everyone starts from the bottom, but before asking if we are ok with every little detail It'd be useful if you read through the help pages and wiki articles before. Maybe that'll help you decide, afterall if its not unrealistic its ,your' country (if you claimed your own already) and you can do whatever you have planned.
Have Fun and Happy Mapping :)
(If this also doesnt help make sure to bother the admins with your questions hehe)
Hello fellow mappers, how are you all doing? I'd like to show you something really interesting I've found online, if thats ok with the admins. To start: So I'm myself from the ,Ruhr Area' in western germany, which is a huge urban area that used to be germanys central steel and coal producer,with about 8 million people and a population density of about 2000/km, almost 8000/km if you only count the central urban part.The area used to be dominated by heavy industry until the 1980s and has managed to move more towards other businesses. Theres a agency that takes care of special projects like museums and also, here it gets interesting, Aerial Footage taken all the way from the 1930s until today. Some time ago these were published on a website called ,, https://www.luftbilder.geoportal.ruhr/ ''. Why am I telling you? Because if offers the opportunity to view the development of an european urban agglomeration in the past 90 years with footage from 1926,1934, 1952,1963,1969,1990, 1998, 2006, 2009 and 2015. I believe this is unique in that we have aerial ,google maps' style footage of such an large and important area and that it might be helpful to be able to take it as help to see how cities have developed, with fields being transformed into endless suburbs or large industrial sites being used for modern warehouses or parks. You can zoom all the way in and even see how much space was given to cars during the 60s-90s and how cities started to re-arange urban spaces, large through roads becoming pedestrian zones etc. or zoom out and look how all these autobahnen that used to be under construction in the 1969 view are not only finished but covering the whole area, and where in the 1990 view one can obviously see the space where they wanted to continue but didnt.
If you want you can take a look, I'm sure others would find that interesting to look at aswell. Happy Mapping -kingfries (Oh and admins excuse me for this ,non-ogf-world' post)
Hey there, how are you all doing today? Some time ago one of you posted a link here where you can create a Seat Distribution Layout for the government. I can't find it anymore so I wanted to ask you guys where you can find it. Thanks a lot in advance. Kingfries