I’ve been working recently on countryside surrounding the city of Laski. I’d like to see your opinion on what I’ve done there, even if it’s still not ready (got nearly half of the area, Jeżyki and Laski don’t have all of their roads still). Is it alright? After i finish putting all the borders, roads and terrain stuff (forests/fields/grasslands) I’m planning to get some details into these cities, at the moment only marked buildings are a church in Graniczki, and in Laski some 80’s/90’s-style blocks of flats and market of the (made-up) “Brutto” brand (a small reference to real world French market brand “Netto”). What is your opinion? I’m looking forward to change some things if i made them wrong.
Comment from histor on 28 June 2016 at 18:56
Looks nice so. The fields I would make often more rightangeled and more long as broad, because then the farmer can work easyer with his machines.
Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 28 June 2016 at 19:21
I made the fields like this because i throught that farmers may want to use as much space as possible ;) .
Comment from Leowezy on 28 June 2016 at 19:33
That looks amazing! I would second what Histor said, at least in central Europe fields will have slightly (!) more rectangular forms, always depending on the terrain of course. The area is not that large that I could give more feedback in regards to regional roads, streams etc., but I think you’re definitely on the right track! :) Looking forward for more~
Comment from Thunderbird on 28 June 2016 at 19:34
Wow! I really like what you’ve done here, great work! I find it interesting how it seems like many mappers don’t add much detail to their rural areas and the frontiers. I have a lot planned for my rural areas when I get to them.
I especially like the apartment blocks you made in Laski. When you map detail up to the building level it really helps the viewer get a sense of what the area is actually like. I’d love to see more buildings mapped here!
Comment from Pawl on 28 June 2016 at 19:46
Looking very good so far!
Comment from Yuanls on 28 June 2016 at 20:27
Wow, that’s very good! Am I wrong or did you miss a bit here?
Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 28 June 2016 at 21:12
The fields look great -nicely mapped and with space to add in details if you chose. But I have one issue with the map - the latitude your mapping at is not N European or even temperate, it is most definitely sub-tropical. 6km from coast I’d be expecting rice paddies or similar, maybe you could try and find a way to make that appear in the mapping.
Comment from BMSOUZA on 29 June 2016 at 09:50
Wow! Congratulations! You got something I am always trying to create but I never get good results, hehehe!
Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 29 June 2016 at 11:29
@Thunderbird: thanks! It’s not called Nowe Miasto (“New City”) for nothing ;), there will be some more after-ww2-like buildings on the east side of the city.
@Yuanis: no, it’s tagged as landuse=plant_nursery.
@Ūdilugbulgidħū: i know. I actually tried to find a spot somewhere near real life northern Europe, but i haven’t found anything. Now i found a small spot there, but it’s kinda to late for change. As a compromise i decided to make it an Mediterranean climate country. I’ll think about adding some rice paddies to there, even if it does not fit to my plan for Antharia, maybe it could become something interesting ;) .
Comment from clik on 29 June 2016 at 12:55
I really like cooperating with you around the border or Niscavo. Our countries are naturally peaceful and friends and I don’t think we even need border controls :). I’m going to try to map more tropical-looking fields in Niscavo, as well as Antharian neighbourhoods or names. Don’t hesitate to contact me :) !
Comment from isleño on 29 June 2016 at 14:53
I agree that rice paddies would be a great idea, but just to be clear, there’s nothing wrong with having grasslands, fields and forests in a subtropical (or tropical) climate. Of course they wouldn’t look the same as European grasslands, fields and forests… but still.
Also, if you really want colder weather, you’re welcome to swap your territory for a different one of similar size; there are plenty available in a wide range of colder climates, and we’d be happy to point out the various options. If you’re interested just send a message to admin.
Comment from niels20020 on 29 June 2016 at 16:52
I love it when people cover there land with grass, forest, farmland etc. That looks so much better then that grey standard background.
Also, very good collaboration with Niscavo, looks like a interesting area.
Comment from No Way on 1 July 2016 at 16:01
It looks like it is very customery to denote residential areas in that region. Does this have anything to do with the government needing to know where people live? Is it because folks just don’t have homes out in the country notwithstanding farm homes?
Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 2 July 2016 at 09:00
@No Way: I’ve been looking at how click made his cities and villages. I treat this as a land use plan, firstly I add landuse=residential, later I add building. Ah, and government knows where you live in every developed country in the world, it’s called “adress” ;) .