new country

Posted by swissmapping on 31 July 2017 in English (English)

hello people i have acquired the land ARO20c or now know as cordinia i will take all the help i can get and all the advice i get.

the country is new and I am making a forest in the center left part and a few mountains in the center of the forest.

please comment and give me advice

Location: Cordinia

Comment from zhenkang on 1 August 2017 at 10:42

Congratulations! Hope to collaborate with you on your history if you want.

Build natural features first, then add a town near the seaside. Build a port and invite foreign companies. Get a wiki account after an airport. More details in city- Schools, police stations and fire posts. Embassies also.

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Comment from swissmapping on 1 August 2017 at 14:17

i would love that. when i got the country there was a city there but i'm going to leave it until later i have a few ideas on what to do with the physical features, I am also starting a village on the shore to get the capital started and to make it realistic

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 1 August 2017 at 16:57

^ If I can suggest you not doing something then definetely DON'T start your mapping with the capital. Maybe try mapping smaller towns and villages, different cities? At the beginning you will propably make some mistakes. Get used to the scale, the editor and try different things, the capital is a thing for when you get more experience.

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Comment from swissmapping on 1 August 2017 at 17:32

Thank you for the advice i will map the small towns first

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Comment from Thunderbird on 1 August 2017 at 17:42

+1 trabantemnaksiezyc

I made that mistake with Patriot City. The result is very well thought out suburbs around a more basic city core that lacks character

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Comment from swissmapping on 1 August 2017 at 17:49

I will make the suburbs have character and the city

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Comment from Black Baron on 1 August 2017 at 19:22

Welcome! Feel free to link your country with Castilea Archantea, in front of you. Perhaps some history could be related? I'm sure that Caladea and Wallea love this possible relationship inside our Archantean Union. For the history of the region maybe Cordinea is a good name in Edetanese :-P

Happy mapping!

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Comment from swissmapping on 1 August 2017 at 19:41

thank you i will consider it

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Comment from Litvania on 1 August 2017 at 21:58

Welcome! Id like to ask what city you are from in Switzerland as i also live there, in Geneva;)

My advice is to come up with an original idea for a country and not map another USA cloneville knockoff with lots of motorways and massive megapolis cities mapped in iD. Nurture your mapping skill and technique and dont care what people say as well(Of course please keep up to the scaling and JOSM standards). People say my buildings look weird, but thats just how they look in OSM, and pefrectly strait buildings paralell to their street just dont look natural.

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Comment from swissmapping on 2 August 2017 at 00:36

thanks Litvania for the advice oh i am from Schaffhausen there is lots of tourism and i like to travel a lot so i speak English

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Comment from zhenkang on 2 August 2017 at 13:54

@Litvania that is true. My country singkangia, although small, have a quite unique food culture similar to RW Singapore.

Anyway, it is up to you what you want your country to be. What does your country stands in your region? Is it a 'bridge culture' of two cultures? What is the GDP? Is it helpful to help the region's economy through trade and relations? (Like rich Singapore in quite poor southeast Asia) What other unique features, that is not of any country in the region?

Anyway, i will encourage collaboration as you map.

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