Hello everyone. I have this idea for beginners in OpenGeofiction that when they first create their account, they get shown a tutorial. This shows them a few rules, a little info, and a map with the blue territories in them. I hope this makes it clear for them on how OGF works without having to click on the wiki which they probably don’t know too much of. I hope this reduces the risk of out-of-the-blue mapping and reduces i-don’t-know beginners.
This video/gif shows how I would imagine doing such a thing. I hope it proves much help.
I’m up for creating it.
I have a proposal for blue countries and wiki article stuff.
Blue countries tend to have a mix of every culture, nearly non-coherent, non-consistent.
Therefore i think we could make them non-canon, and instead for describing specific places included in the blue countries as “fictional” countries. Countries not on the map, but used on the wiki to make things more sense.
Commonia, for instance, is a mix of every native tongue new users have.
This does not make sense if there is a german country describing a chinese district just across the border.
Instead, non-mapped, wiki-filler, and coherent “countries” could be described on the wiki.
Hey everybody in the OGF Community. I have something to propose. Since i wrote a diary about the GauGAN Nvidia software, i recieved a commented which sounded about like this;”We could make an OGF-street view”. I noticed it and it sounded really interesting.
Obviously it would be impossible to streetview all of OGF, it would require software and hardware and is somewhat patented by Google, if I’m not wrong.
So i thought about creating an “OGF:Landview” article on the wiki, so we could put a leaflet “slippy map” on the article and create some dots you can click on which would then show an image of the desired place.
There are already articles with these things, but not the same content, such as the EUOIA article with the dots of capitals of countries.
What do you think, could it be a smart thing to visualize your country?
Feel free to comment
There are probably some people who have heard of GauGAN, a program developed by NVIDIA.
It is an AI-powered engine which makes landscape, of your choice, based on millions of photos of geography.
It works like paint, you paint some things on it, click on a button, and boom it becomes a landscape.
It is an online program.
Right now, GauGAN is open for demo.
This means that y’all have access to making unique landscape with tools such as clouds, mountains, hills, water and rivers, to perfectly match your mapping.
Note that GauGAN is AI, so it may be confused at some things you draw, for example if you detail it too much.
Note that this is not an advertisement, but rather a reminder for people wanting to create unique landscape eventually for a wiki article.
I actually made this landscape. This is a demo for some local hills and mountains.
Right now, there is a lot of turmoil between countries (not in the community in general), and there is a need for an alliance, like IRL Nato, or Warsaw Pact (pre-1991). This can create more stability and protect smaller countries with smaller economies (My landmass is small, but i have a large and stable economy - so i am not a “small country with a small economy”)
If this is a good idea, then we could create an alliance!
Ulethan Military Pact, Ulethan Pact, Ulethan Pact for Democracy, Ulethan Imper- ahem, Worldwide Peace Union, Assembly of Nations Peacekeeping Alliance etc. These names can probably suit the purpose of the pact.
Communism? Theocracy (yum)? Democracy? Anarchy? Monarchy? You name it, an alliance also needs an ideology, a way of thought.
I thought about space and OGF and the moon, and i made a handcrafted OGF-Earth with the Moon and the Sun, and i have some proposals for planet names:
So i’ve always wondered, how is the topograhic projections made in TopoMap? Many differerent territories have this beautiful projections and it makes me kinda envious.
How do you do it, and is it hard?
Is JOSM required, or is it available for ID?
Soo… yea. This sounds a bit odd, but trust me, you’d probably understand it when i’m done writing. Soo, just quick, a logographic script is a script that is based of pictures, logos. It is pretty much like egyptian hieroglyphs, but here i want to create a twist.
So there should be a common understanding OGF “language” that all, even those who aren’t good at English, could learn: Here i want to show you:
You can pronounce if you want but all consonants are pronounced with an a vowel after, and all vowels are pronounced with an IO after.
gabaaioga = the animal eats poisonous food
Even though colonization is pretty non-existent, couldn’t there be some “remaining” pieces of colonies like the falkland islands of the U.K.
For example, my Hifnakia claims a little area in eastern Gobrassanya called Tranquenstein and i claim north-eastern UL-074 as Pelsbock.
But it is only autonomous and partially controlled by Hifnakia.
Soooooooooo… What do y’all think?
Hello everyone, and happy new years! So, here in Hifnakia, we are making us ready for the new years. The beautiful Magaz Skyscraper and Microm Tower in Køby are making themselves ready for the fireworks show! We also celebrated Yalod, the 21st of December! The celebration of Sultan and Wise man Abu Khariya I’s death.
So, what are our traditions for new years? Well, alcohol and swine meat is prohibited in Hifnakia and can cost your time, but whatever? We have something we call Neutralchampagne which is a Neutralalkohol, meaning, that instead of Alcohol, it is Carbon Dioxide and Carbonic Acid!
We have that, and then we have the duck and turkey. We pretty much just eat duck, as in Hifnakia, we have so many ducks, that ducks literally use our room for agriculture and stuff, but nevertheless, whole ducks only cost around 18 HFR (15 USD), and whole turkeys go for around 24 HFR (22 USD), sooo.
We have the most delicious ducks, and “the AN even says”(not official, but maybe) that Hifnakians are some of the best for Animal Safety!
Then we eat Pikant Rispilau (Savory Rice Pilau), made with Jasmine Rise, Saffron, Various Spices and a chicken stock.
We then eat Dasik, which is a yoghurt with cucumber (Like Tzatsiki).
And then the Neutralchampagne, and then go out and celebrate.
Soooo, with the traditions away, we go to the real world. Hifnakia has been under drastic changes and evolution, and i think that at this point, my mapping is pretty nice, and i can map pretty much without regretting it.
As of June 2018, i got UL030b, (yesss), and i called it Hifnakia. I ignored everything that everyone told me, and straight out mapped cities without geography.
As of August 2018, i regretted it. A nice guy called Trombonist2003 helped me remove all of Hifnakia, and it got straight forward :-)
Then in December 2018 i regretted it. Again, Geography was my least favorite :-(
Now i deleted the whole thing myself! You can see the old mapping in TopoMap (slow Topomap)
Now GEOGRAPHY WAS MY INTEREST!
And now we are here today.
I am just mapping Køby, right now the urban parts of it :-)
Yup… Not really kind of mapped yet, but hey, still time to read, write and learn more about Urban Planning :-)
Thanks for Austin Huang, Trombonist, TheCuteChick and Jesus Antonio for supporting me on my adventure :-)
I have an idea… I thought earlier today that maybe a YouTube Channel for OGF could be a good idea. Introducing new people to the website, and showing some of the greatest artpieces on the OGF world?
Feel free to comment!
Good mapping and hello!
Here are some things to make your city/town or country better!
Hope it helps
and i would be happy if someone could help me too!
Greetings from Hifnakia!
I need a fresh new start in my country. If there is someone to help, that could be nice :)
Restoring coastlines, deleting cities and roads and natural creations, such as islands, rivers, water, mountains and many more.
I want help to build a big city in the town of Denissia, on the right side of Freetabourgh, near District of Denissia Airport. If you could help, it could be a good thing.