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I'm back

Posted by niels20020 on 4 November 2018 in English (English)

Hello everyone.

I have been absence of OGF for quite a long time, but now I've returned :)

If you'd like to, you can read about my return and mapping in my bliki.


Castellanese word for Babelic

Posted by niels20020 on 26 July 2017 in English (English)

I was wondering if there is a Castellanese (Spanish) word for Babelic. I want to make a Babelic church in Balonis :)

Weekly Word #5

Posted by niels20020 on 3 July 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone!

This week the format for the Weekly Word changes, because of a discussion after previous week's word. With the new format, everyone can enter a submission until Saturday 18:00 UTC. Than the winner will be announced by me on 20:00 UTC. Than the winner recieves the right to post the new Weekly Word challenge next Monday. The winner will also choose the new winner for that week and that person may announce the new Weekly Word.

So, this will probably be my last Weekly Word for a time. It is:


Post your creations in the comments and maybe you will win the right to announce next week's Word!


Weekly Word #4

Posted by niels20020 on 26 June 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone!

Wow, this is already the fourth weekly word. Time flies :)

So, let's see what the word is this week:


I would love to see you creations! Post your mapping in the comments.


Weekly Word #3

Posted by niels20020 on 19 June 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone!

Last week I've seen various creations for the weekly word. I really like this challenge :)

For this week I've selected the word:


I'm very curious about what you will make with this word. Post your creations in the comments!


Weekly Word #2

Posted by niels20020 on 12 June 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone!

It appeared most people liked the Weekly Word concept, so here's a new one!

This week's word is:


Let's see what you can do with the word. Share your creations in the comments!


Weekly Word #1

Posted by niels20020 on 5 June 2017 in English (English)

Hello everyone!

So we have Luciano's Monthly Mapper's Challenge and Sarepava's Coffee Break Construction (though the last one is rather inactive now), but I thought of a new weekly 'mini-mapper's challenge'.

It is called the "Weekly Word". The rules are simple: every Monday I will post a word and you can, if you want, participate by mapping something that has something to do with that word. It may be anything: big and small. For example: if the Weekly Word is car, you could make a fuel station, a highway or just a parking area.

Do you think this is a nice idea?

Anyway, this week's word is:


I hope you will build something cool. Share your mapping in the comments!


Creating ovals in JOSM

Posted by niels20020 on 28 December 2016 in English (English)

Does somebody know how to create an oval shape in JOSM? I know how to make circles, but I have no idea how I could make ovals.

Flying from and to Balonis

Posted by niels20020 on 2 December 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I've recently contact some user to set up flights from and to Balonis. I now thought: why not posting a diary to contact everyone at once? (And I also thought, why didn't I think about this earlier :p) So here it is:

The past three weeks I've been working on my flag carrier airline BalonisAir. I would really like to add more flights. So, please give me suggestions in the reactions below where I could fly to. Do it as follows:


Example: Malojdeh International Airport // Neo Delta // 2 daily

Example2: AĆ©ropuerto Regional Trece Templos // Ardisphere // 5 weekly (1 flight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 2 flights on Friday)

I'm looking forward to add some destinations!

Also, if you want to fly from your country to Balonis read the following. You always have permission to fly to Aeropuerto Internacional de Ciudad de Balonis. If you want to fly to another airport (for example the one in Morros) please contact me by sending a message.

Greetings, Niels20020

Problem with naming runways

Posted by niels20020 on 28 November 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I've just created a small airport (see it here) and I want to name the runways for the wiki page. I know how to name them, becuase of this wikipedia page, but I don't know how to see in what angle the runway is heading. Can someone help me? I'm using JOSM.

Greetings, Niels

Blank map of the world

Posted by niels20020 on 12 November 2016 in English (English)

Do we have a blank map of the world like this one. I want to use it for the destinations of BalonisAir.


Posted by niels20020 on 2 November 2016 in English (English)

Do we have major sports clothes manufacturers in OGF?

I need one (or more) to produce the official clothes of my sports teams.

Some international projects

Posted by niels20020 on 22 September 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I would like to remind you of some international projects on OGF! It would be great if more countries could participate in them.

The World Park

A project I started in July this year, inspired by the The World archipelago in Dubai. I wanted to create something like this in OGF, but then in a park. You can see it here. More information can be found in the first diary I posted about this. I would really like to have more countries having a plot here, so you can request your one on the wiki talk page of the park

World Series Basketball

The World Series Basketball is a tournament in which 6 nations participate. These are all one of the best of the world. I need only 2 more countries for the tournament, but this should be countries that are good in basketball.

2016 Summer Geolympiad

I created two pages about the 2016 Summer Geolympiad (our olympic games). These are List of archers at the 2016 Summer Geolympiad and List of 2016 Summer Geolympiad broadcasters. If you would like to add your archers and/or broadcasters, that would be very nice :)

2018 International Foosball World Cup

User Ernestpcosby has set foosball on the map in OGF, and in 2018 he wants to organize the IFWC (International Foosball World Cup) outside Freedemia for the first time. Other countries can bid for that and only one has did so far. It would be great to see other bids of course.

Well, I think that were all the things I wanted to mention :p I hope you've found some projects you like to collaborate in.

World Series Basketball

Posted by niels20020 on 13 July 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I've just created an international basketball tournament, called World Series Basketball (WSB). Just check the wiki page for more information. But the thing is, I need four more countries who would like to participate. There is only one requirement: your country has to be good in basketball. This tournament is meant for some of the best countries in the world :)

So, please tell me in the comments if your country is good in basketball and would like to join the World Series Basketball.

Greetings, Niels

The World project

Posted by niels20020 on 5 July 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I guess some of you might have ever heard of The World archipelago in Dubai. If not, just check it out on Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap. It's pretty awesome, isn't it?

I would like to do something like this in OGF too. But it's going to be different as in the real world. It's not in the sea, but in a very large park near Balonis City. Every country (yes, literally every country, the unclaimed too) has a part of land in this park where its owner may build something. You can build whatever you want, but remember that that part of land reprensents your country.

So quys, what do you think of this project? Please tell me in the comments! Also, I need a name for this whole thing. If you know one tell me too!

Greetings, Niels

Calculating areas of relations

Posted by niels20020 on 4 July 2016 in English (English)

How can you do this?

I would really like to calculate the area of my country and my states, but I don't know how...

Unincorporated areas

Posted by niels20020 on 8 June 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I just created the wiki page for unincorporated areas. If your country has unincorporated areas too, please add it on the page.


Premier Formula

Posted by niels20020 on 19 May 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

In real life, I watch the Formula One a lot. A few times ago I noticed that there also is a kind of Formula One chamionship in OGF, the Premier Formula. I would like to do more things with it. I would like it if someone maybe can help me. I need Grand Prix's, driver's, teams and maybe even more! So, do you want to organise a Grand Prix , do you want a team from your country (we already have those on this page, but we need 3 more), do you want a driver from your country in the competition or maybe you know something other, please help me!

Greetings Niels20020

Animals for my zoo

Posted by niels20020 on 27 April 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I'm drawing a zoo in my city Morros in Balonis now. I found one problem: which animals do we have in OGF and where? Can someone help me with this?

Greetings Niels


Posted by niels20020 on 24 April 2016 in English (English)

Hello everyone,

I've created a flickr account where I will post updates about my projects on OGF. If you want to see this, you can follow me. If you have any suggestions for me, you can also post them there.

Greetings Niels

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