I already do this
This would be good but ogf doesn’t care. All they do is just run an osm tileserver so I doubt they would.
So what you do is make a closed counter clockwise shape, and mark it as coastline.
There’s an article on the OGF wiki about this. It’s extremely simple to do.
OGF runs their wiki servers on a potato.
There is an unofficial Discord, but OGF doesn’t support it because of drama (not a surprise) and this is the last OGF server allowed to run. The admins dislike the whole discord server thing, andd I don’t use Facebook so I just show off my mapping on the Discord instead because it’s way easier to use.
Contact me for a link.
I’m 16, and I’ve been mapping on OGF for a few years, and I really only stayed for the geofiction side of things because i’m actually interested in it. I conlang stuff based on whatever inspiration I get from the real world and incorporate it into OGF. I sometimes get inspired by seeing a country in satellite or streetview to map an area like how I see it, and plus the blue territories and collaborative territories I can join, there’s different places to improve and actually do something I like.
good for new mappers
@iiEarth There isn’t really an OGF Canada, and I know more about Ontario than the US, so I based it off of that.
Here’s a quick suggestion:
Restart your country and start with some sort of plan or a place your territory is inspired by. For example, my territory Nipewa is based off of Southern and central Ontario. You find that and build your country around it, if you’re taking inspiration from Australia then start with looking at the outback and the highways connecting them, see if they’re actually highways or just normal roadways.
Just a quick suggestion.
If you’re American or Canadian, boring grids are normal in downtown cores which is easy to map if you use JOSM or iD. It just quicker to use JOSM.
Suburbs are way easier and faster to make in iD (atleast for me).
I’ve noticed this when I zoomed out.
I would love to be a part of this but I have Nipewa
Feels like Canada. But more French
Or you could use the layer tag. I haven’t really tried it in JOSM or on areas but you might be able to try.
It’s that or multipolygons
Also I came up with Nipewa just by thinking what would sound great as a state name. I saw a video that just said how US state names were made, a whole ton of states had native american names for stuff or they’re just named after legend like California is. I went with the native american sounding name, and I must’ve thought of Iowa and mashed Nip and ewa together.
iD is better for smaller things JOSM is what I use for boundaries
Odessa, Mecyna has a highway going around it even though it isn’t as big to need a highway.