MundoMar

My low-effort geofiction bragpost for the week is a theme park called MundoMar in the country of Ardesfera.

I’m not  as good at what’s called detailed or micro-mapping, but I thought this was a good effort. It’s a maritime-themed theme park, maybe somewhat modeled on Sea World – though I haven’t visited Sea World in about 50 years.

The surroundings to the theme park are not as well mapped, and the farther afield you go, the more embarrassed I am by the work. Much of this mapping is from my first year on the opengeofiction site (2014), when I was still learning how to use the tools and figuring out what was possible in the realm of “slippy map geofiction”.

Here is a screenshot of the spot:

Screenshot of the map window on the OpenGeofiction site, showing an area mapped of a theme park called MundoMar with lots of detail.

The area shown is here on the map server: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/-24.47490/124.33675&layers=B

Quelepa

For this week’s low-effort bragpost, I’m sharing my pre-modern ceremonial capital, Quelepa. The plan that I had, long ago, was to create this circa 1400’s city, in the style of maybe a Mayan or Aztec city, and then overlay a modern city over it, using a historical mapping process. But I never got around to it, so the city is still there, in a kind of anachronistic reservation within the otherwise modern country of Ardesfera. That explains the bit of railroad seen in the lower left of the screenshot.

I was especially pleased with the city because it conformed to the already-drawn contours (topo) for the region. I also did some minor work on a conlang for the culture involved, which I used to name all the various temples included.

A screenshot of the zoomable map on the OpenGeofiction.net website, showing a pre-modern ceremonial city with detailed buildings and walls, and a background showing the contour lines of the area's physical topography.

Here is a link to the zoomable map: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/-21.7931/121.6496&layers=V

Springfield

I felt that my faux-midwestern state, Makaska, would need a “Springfield” – doesn’t every real US state have a “Springfield”?

For this week’s low-effort brag-post of my mapping on OpenGeofiction, I’ll post this view of Springfield. Unlike most other parts of Makaska where I’ve mapped, this is not being done chronologically. It’s meant to represent the modern state of the map. I don’t feel it’s complete, but a lot is done – at least 65% done I’d say.

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Here is a link to the map: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-41.5031/148.4594&layers=B

Faux-midwestern, rural Makaska

This is my low-effort map-brag of the week. This is quite recent work – mostly done in the last year or so. It’s in the central-south of my imaginary faux-US-midwestern state of Makaska. Like most of Makaska, this region is being drawn “historically” – which is to say, I’m trying to add features and such in a rough chronological order. As such, this still incomplete mapping is stuck somewhere in the very early 1900’s right now, and still needs quite a bit of work before I’d even feel comfortable to advance the calendar.
A screen shot of the website opengeofiction.net . This is a
Here is a link to the location on the map: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=12/-43.0508/145.6341&layers=B

Still my proudest accomplishment

For this week’s low-effort post reviewing my geofiction work on opengeofiction, I’ll present what I still consider my “masterpiece” – it’s the best bit of geofiction I’ve created for any OSM-style platform (i.e. opengeofiction.net or arhet). I did this work mostly in 2015-2016.

That’s my island city-state called Tárrases. It includes a well-wrought contour layer.

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Here’s the link: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=12/-58.3003/83.9568&layers=B

 

Provincia de Amor

As I said last week – I’m going to try to do a low-effort post of past or current geofiction work once a week.

For this week, I’ve been feeling nostalgic for my years living in South Korea. So I decided to post a geofiction I did while living there, in 2015 or so. It’s not the greatest – there are aspects I can even say I feel a bit embarrassed by, but at the time it was the best I’d done so far, and I was quite happy with it.

Screenshot of a map of an imaginary place called Sarang-do, hosted on the OpenGeofiction map server

Here’s the link to the map: https://opengeofiction.net/#map=15/-20.7997/124.2137&layers=B

It’s a little bit tongue-in-cheek, linguistically. My Korean language skill isn’t that good, so the naming is probably amusing or cringey for those who are better with Korean. The whole idea is that this is a quite small, touristically-oriented, Korean-speaking exclave of my imaginary country called Ardesfera (Ardisphere). Bear, in mind, therefore, that anything outside of Sarang-do’s borders is not my work – and there’s been quite a bit of turnover by the neighbors, too, so I don’t actually know who’s currently mapping in the surroundings nor what their concept is – it’s clearly incomplete.

Long time, no update

I have neglected this blog for the last 6 months. That’s bad.

I occasionally think of things I’d like to blog here, but I get lazy or distracted with other, non-geofiction stuff, and never get around to it.

For now, I’m going to try something different. I’ll try to do a “low effort” post once a week. We’ll see how long that lasts.

One of these low effort posts will involve pointing to something I (or someone else) has mapped on one of the map servers (Ogieff, Arhet).

This week: yesterday, I uploaded some work-in-progress on the city of Saint-Raphaël, Ooayatais. It’s far from complete, but I decided that instead of hoarding the work on my desktop computer, I’d go ahead and post it in its incomplete state. Even so, yesterday’s upload was about 70k objects. (https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-46.6363/146.7445&layers=B)

Screenshot showing map

Note that in the screenshot, coastlines are not yet updated. There’s something going on with delayed coastline updates, which, as admin for the site, I should probably look into.