OpenGeofiction

tule00 has commented on the following diary entries

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Two Ascots?? about 1 year ago

All I can say is: Please, just don't copy from other maps.

Two Ascots?? about 1 year ago

It's not impossible - look at the real world Republic of Congo vs Democratic Republic of Congo, the two Chinas (Taiwan vs PRC), the Macedonian issue (Northern Macedonia AKA FYROM vs the Greek Region of Macedonia), Niger vs Nigeria, etc., Colombia vs British Columbia vs District of Columbia.

This can work, but only if they have the same etymology/origin.

Reeland coat of arms about 1 year ago

Actually, I used a darker green in the old one, but I thought it was not "allowed".

My reason for the crown was that perhaps the old Ree island was a monarchy and that Reeland inherited the same coat of arms. But your idea about sovereignty makes even more sense, since I imagined the Ree island as a republic.

For now, I don't imagine Reeland to have ever been Marxist, but it always had leftist tendencies, just not as extreme (similar to modern–day Sweden/Norway/Iceland).

Something uniquely Reelandian would be nice.

I agree, but I am quite bad at designing things in detail. However I am acquainted with Inkscape, so perhaps I could make up something.

If it's not a hassle, PM me some ideas.

Reeland coat of arms about 1 year ago

As for the crown, I have two new ideas, on which I would like to get feedback as well

  1. Make the “spikes” of the crown smaller — now that I look at them, they seem too big

  2. Make the crown above the entire “shield”. I think that would make sense, because maybe it's too small when it's inside, and the current compromise (crown over the bordure) is obviously not the best solution

Reeland coat of arms about 1 year ago

As for the colours, I looked at Wikipedia for Dutch and German heraldry, and they precisely used these colours (in hexadecimal RGB):

  • Blue (Azure): #0000FF (full blue)
  • Red (Gules): #FF0000 (full red)
  • Green (Vert): #00C000 (slightly weaker than full green)
  • Purple (Purpure): #89395E (mostly red, weaker blue, and even weaker green)
  • Black (Sable): #000000 (pitch black)
  • Yellow/golden (Or): mostly #FFEF00 (full red and slightly weaker green)
  • Silver (Argent): between #E0E0E0 and #FAFAFA

(note: Or and Argent have some gradients in brightness because... well, they're metals)

Finally! about 1 year ago

50 km for a big city, that is (8 to 10 million).

Finally! about 1 year ago

@Luziyca 50 km isn't too much, but 100 km definitely is.

Finally! about 1 year ago

If you are a beginner, then you should probably take a tiny territory. If you map that one well, you will be able to request more, so there's no reason to worry.

'Lava' Water Glitch about 1 year ago

does someone have a screenshot of this?

City named Centen, help and judgemental over 1 year ago

Also, about the "please do not edit" part -- that should be avoided in blue territories, but if you do that, you should do that in the note key, not the name key. Just some advice for the future.

City named Centen, help and judgemental over 1 year ago

I made a syntax error; the address is https://www.openstreetmap.org

City named Centen, help and judgemental over 1 year ago

The best things to use for scaling (and all other kinds of) reference are real-life maps. I would recommend [OpenStreetMap](openstreetmap.org), as it uses the exact same system and the exact same rendering as this site.

City named Centen, help and judgemental over 1 year ago

You definitely have scaling issues. Your airport runway is half the minimum length, but the Centex Office building is more than three times the size of Pentagon in USA.

Make sure you know how long/how wide things need to be.

Best regards

Capital tagging over 1 year ago

What is the rule for histor-style?

The first city in my new territory (Valka) over 1 year ago

Your mapping is very good! I'm impressed! The only suggestion I have would be to not focus on the small scale so much. I know it sounds wrong, but perhaps it's better to "sketch" the entire city and then focus on the details. Or perhaps you could try both at the same time -- sketching the city while doing detailed mapping at certain areas.

However, the details you already did are fantastic.

Proposal: a new standard for maritime boundaries over 1 year ago

Come to think of it, the border_type key is not crucial, but it would be useful for consistency.

Proposal: a new standard for maritime boundaries over 1 year ago

That's what I meant to say. If the render were the same, I wouldn't make such a big deal. But in this case it matters.

Proposal: a new standard for maritime boundaries over 1 year ago

I don't know. on OSM it doesn't.

Proposal: a new standard for maritime boundaries over 1 year ago

But maritime boundaries are not even rendered the same as land borders. They are supposed to be rendered only at higher zoom levels, because they don't represent the actual territory of the country. I think adding a few extra tags to the boundary ways won't cost the database much, yet it will very much unclog the rendering of the map.

Proposal: a new standard for maritime boundaries over 1 year ago

I'd have to disagree. When it comes to internal subnational boundaries, it's understandable. Perhaps for national boundaries too. But for maritime boundaries I think it's necessary to make the distinction.