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A week ago, i joined and i started making these two small islands.

Posted by niski on 11 September 2019 in English (English)

This is the final result, i am posting it here so you can tell me what shall i fix (or completly delete if needed :/) because i'm pretty new to this (7 days). 7 days of mapping, i changed the language which i used to have here due to it not being any official language of the country i'm mapping in (Gobrassanya, so it's open-to-all territory) to Ingerish.

EDIT: There might be some scale issues i will want to fix.

Location: 14,136, 83,744

Comment from iiEarth on 11 September 2019 at 14:57

Wow, this is really good for seven days of mapping. It is better than what many new mappers would do, such as spamming motorways, creating an international airport for a city with nothing, and sometimes even making extensive railway networks; sometimes mappers which have been mapping for months make such mistakes. Back to you, you used roads appropriate for small islands, with the biggest road being tertiary. You also made a landfill, a nature reserve for a valid use, and even detailed your town with many foot paths. Incredible job for a seven-day mapper!

I would only recommend you to make your islands a bit natural, as in making the coastline curvier. Nevertheless, this is very good mapping

Hope to see you make much more progress than you already have.

-SIncerely, iiEarth

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Comment from niski on 11 September 2019 at 15:00

Well, after some days of mapping i saw that my coastline is kinda inaccurate, so i might put more details into it. After doing some proper fixing i think i'm gonna move onto another free-for-all territory since i see much of emptiness (not desert) in it which has potential. Thank you for your opinion.

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Comment from Marcello on 11 September 2019 at 18:09

That's not bad at all. Good work for a starter indeed.

I have 2 issues: your buildings are far from rectangular, which looks odd (and indeed some are better in scale than others), and some land uses are far too small. A military training area the size of a tennis court will not do; same for factories. But in all, this is a pretty good start.

happy mapping !

Marcello.

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Comment from niski on 11 September 2019 at 18:25

Yes, i am afraid of that the size of stuff may be inaccurate mostly because of my terrible planning of land use, i will try to work on it on my future projects. Thanks for your feedback.

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Comment from Mapping Expert on 11 September 2019 at 21:34

First of all, welcome to OGF! I think there are problems of scale, and we must consider that these islands are relatively small. I also feel that a river that curves so close to the sea is strange and its ferry line is perhaps too square. However, it is a good thing that has not started as a large part of the users: creating large highways (some even surround towns), too large cities, airports for small cities, etc. There are mappings of new users that do not comply with realism, but theirs shows the potential to be something good for OGF.

Happy mapping,

Mapping Expert

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Comment from louis_walker on 11 September 2019 at 22:12

The [OGF Scale Helper is probably the single most helpful tool I use in my mapping. It's invaluable when determining the accuracy of scale.

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Comment from Marcello on 12 September 2019 at 08:01

I made you a 10 (metres) by ten square building, tagged as a supermarket at the start of Hill Rd. That should give you a sense of proportions. You may remove it if you don't like it.

I see you use ID. Then you have an easy job: at the lower left of the map -part of your screen is a (metric ?) scale. You see it changing when you zoom in and out. And if you select a building outline, you get that 'palette' with some 7 or so options. One of these is the 'squarification' tool. Use it. You will be surprised how neat your mapping becomes.

Marcello.

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Comment from niski on 12 September 2019 at 12:35

I know how to scale stuff properly, but as i said, im poor at planning, thats the reason why my scaling isnt the best.

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Comment from niski on 12 September 2019 at 12:50

but thanks for the support anyway, i mainly expected everyone to tell me to delete the island due to it being so unrealistic, so, that's something way nicier

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Comment from Black Baron on 12 September 2019 at 12:51

Also, if you want to make more realistic buildings you could press "S" while selecting that building in order to square its shape when using iD. Otherwise, great work!

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Comment from niski on 12 September 2019 at 12:53

yea, but i wanted some of the buildings be like grouped in one and thats kinda the reason about some weird ones

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Comment from Rayx on 12 September 2019 at 13:26

such as a good mapping. ~~~~ Rayx

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Comment from niski on 12 September 2019 at 13:49

I used the store you made and changed the name, i will start using the squarification tool probably.

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Comment from zhenkang on 12 September 2019 at 14:18

Do you plan to claim an island nation? There are prospects for such especially the islands in between New Ingerland and AO, if you are keen on English style of mapping.

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Comment from niski on 12 September 2019 at 14:24

I plan on requesting an island nation, however more of inspired by Greece, this island was just my attempt of creating my first territory.

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Comment from iiEarth on 12 September 2019 at 14:37

If it is inspired by Greece, you should also work on ‘mainland’ mapping.’ Try other ‘blue’ territories and see which one fits you best (population-wise, HDI-wise, et cetera).

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Comment from coshatiuav on 18 September 2019 at 05:26

The concept seems fine, probably just needs more residential areas now. Also i'm not sure but a motorway classification probably isn't necessary for such a small territorial size.

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