MedwedianPresident

Should we create a KerbalGeoFiction site?

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There is an interesting website called OpenGeoFiction where contributors can create fictional countries within a world that uses the OpenStreetMap framework. This results in a giant map with lots of lore and documentation.

I wonder if something like this could be done for Kerbin. The main problems would be:

a.) setting up the respective OSM server,

b.) importing at least the major coastlines of Kerbin into the map and

c.) determining to which extent terrain can be fictionalized.

If done correctly, a successful Kerbal Geofiction project would open up a whole new dimension for the forum community to cooperate.

What do you think?

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Looking at the OGF website, this could be interesting. How would one do it?

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Sounds interesting, but I reckon quite a few on here (including me) envisage a united Kerbin society with no countries. I’m not sure how that would work on there.

Edited by RealKerbal3x

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2 minutes ago, kerbalstar said:

Looking at the OGF website, this could be interesting. How would one do it?

1. Create a OSM tile server

2. Extract a basic heightmap (e.g. just the coastlines) - this should be doable. Import it.

3. Add the most important features manually.

4. Begin fictionalizing and detailing the terrain (e.g. adding countries, cities, fields, space centers, roads, railways, etc...).

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2 hours ago, MedwedianPresident said:

1. Create a OSM tile server

2. Extract a basic heightmap (e.g. just the coastlines) - this should be doable. Import it.

3. Add the most important features manually.

4. Begin fictionalizing and detailing the terrain (e.g. adding countries, cities, fields, space centers, roads, railways, etc...).

Okay. If some one else would agree to help, that would be great!

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You should get permission from Squad before doing this.

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1 hour ago, linuxgurugamer said:

You should get permission from Squad before doing this.

I strongly agree!

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2 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

You should get permission from Squad before doing this.

SQUAD is not who we should ask any more, I think.

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43 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

SQUAD is not who we should ask any more, I think.

Squad will pass it up the line to Take-2, if they can't make the decision themselves

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10 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

Squad will pass it up the line to Take-2, if they can't make the decision themselves

I’m sure that they will not prohibit this as long as the site stays non-commercial and we will only use the coastlines of Kerbin.

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1 hour ago, MedwedianPresident said:

I’m sure that they will not prohibit this as long as the site stays non-commercial and we will only use the coastlines of Kerbin.

Then why not ask?  If you don't, you are only asking for trouble down the road, if you ask, then you know up front.

There have been lots of cases where fan sites have been shut down by the copyright owners for various reasons.  Best to get it cleared up front first.

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9 minutes ago, linuxgurugamer said:

Then why not ask?  If you don't, you are only asking for trouble down the road, if you ask, then you know up front.

There have been lots of cases where fan sites have been shut down by the copyright owners for various reasons.  Best to get it cleared up front first.

I am not saying "let's not ask", just saying "as  long as we ask for permission, they will surely say yes".

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I think it's an interesting idea, but be aware of Guideline 2.2j - No roleplaying on THIS forum
https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/guidelines/

Rationale: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/132441-whats-the-story-behind-the-roleplay-guideline/

Note: I am NOT a moderator, just seeking to inform.

 

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14 hours ago, FleshJeb said:

I think it's an interesting idea, but be aware of Guideline 2.2j - No roleplaying on THIS forum
https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/guidelines/

Rationale: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/132441-whats-the-story-behind-the-roleplay-guideline/

Note: I am NOT a moderator, just seeking to inform.

 

The RP rule can be avoided by transferring the forum to the website and/or working on a discord server. Just the most important results and achievements will be presented here.

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The RP rule can be avoided by posting the results and achievements in the third person (usually)

note:  I am not a moderator, just answering from experience

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This work of fans has been moved to Fan Works. 

And yes, any actual roleplaying would need to take place away from our forum. 

As for permission to use things Squad made, @Darth Badie would be the one to ask. 

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13 hours ago, Vanamonde said:

This work of fans has been moved to Fan Works. 

And yes, any actual roleplaying would need to take place away from our forum. 

As for permission to use things Squad made, @Darth Badie would be the one to ask. 

Thank you, I have composed and sent a message to him.

Edited by MedwedianPresident

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