Collab:Federal States/Dashboard

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This page is intended to be a one-stop portal for all mappers of the Federal States. This page is maintained by the FSA Project Coordinator, although all FSA mappers are welcome to edit as needed.

Action Items

Current Votes

  • Nothing for now!

Current Initiatives

  • Nothing for now!

Recent FSA News

  • 2022-04-12: National and Wiki Coordinators Wanted
Nominations remain open for the FSA Project Coordinator position. Additionally, while the Project Coordinator role is vacant, we are also seeking an FSA Wiki Coordinator, who will oversee development and improvement of the FSA's wiki presence in the absence of (and perhaps in addition to) our next FSA Project Coordinator. Contact TheMayor for more information. -TheMayor (talk) 21:34, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Archives
  • 2022-02-15: February 2022 Omnibus Ballot Results
The February 2022 omnibus ballot is now closed, with the following results:
  • The preliminary list of FSA Presidents has been approved by the FSA stateowners (93.5%).
  • Hurricane Caverns National Park (90.3%), Great Deep National Park (83.9%), and Bass Dunes National Lakeshore (93.5%) have been approved to become part of the National Park System.
  • Fluffr_Nuttr retains the FSA Eastern Coordinator role (91.7%).

-TheMayor (talk) 03:47, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, Historical Presidential Order
  • A proposal is in the works to determine the historical order of the FSA Presidency. More details to come later.
  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, History
  • The Coordinator team is seeking to appoint a committee to work out the history of the FSA (starting with a topic like FSA independence), to ease the process of canonizing the FSA's history. The idea is to have the committee create a proposal for the historical topic, present it to the community, refine it based on the community's comments, and put it up for a vote.
Any interested members should contact User:Varnel maiser via OGF message, email (zekiel.f.opengeofiction@gmail.com), or DM.
  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, Government
  • A1. Federal Legislative Body: Congress of the Federal States (54.5% preference)
  • A2. Legislative Higher House: Senate of the Federal States (63.6% approval)
  • A3. Legislative Lower House: General Assembly [of the Federal States] (54.5% approval)
  • B1. Legislative Building: Federation Hall (81.8% approval)
  • B2. Executive Building: 1 Anne Abbey (81.8% approval)
  • B3. Judicial Building: High Court [of the Federal States] (63.6% approval)
  • C1. Head of State: President (93.9% approval)
  • C2. Deputy Head of State: Vice-President (72.7% approval)
  • D1. Year of Independence: 1757 (87.8% approval = 33.3% direct approval + 54.5% passive approval ("any year is fine"))
  • D2. Head of State (+some other government offices) Term Length: 4 years (75.8% approval)
The results have been integrated into the FSA Wiki Draft Page.
  • 2021-09-14 (ONGOING): FSA Wiki Work
  • Zeke is currently working on the FSA's Wiki documentation. Any questions, concerns, or feedback should be directed to him via DM, OGF-message, or email.
  • 2021-11-03: FSA Wiki Work, Extended
  • Work to conclude and make decisions on discussions in Collab:Federal States/Government are underway. All users are invited to participate in discussions in any way available to them. Relevant information can be found on this document.
  • 2021-08-05: FSA Coordinator nominations now open
  • The role of FSA Coordinator is currently vacant, and we are currently seeking nominees to serve as the next FSA Coordinator. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor and see below for more details.
  • 2021-02-05: yoyo21 named next FSA Coordinator
  • Following the results of the primary and general ballots, the OGF admin team has named yoyo21 as the next FSA Coordinator. yoyo21 will take over from TheMayor on 15 Feb 2021.
  • 2020-12-16: Applications now open for new FSA Coordinator
  • The current FSA Coordinator has announced their intent to step down at the end of the current six-month term, which ends in February 2021. See below for more information.
  • 2020-10-05: New Carnaby coordinators wanted!
  • We are currently seeking a new coordinator (or two) to oversee the collaborative state of New Carnaby. Interested mappers should message TheMayor. For more information, visit the FSA forums.
  • 2020-09-15: National Park Nominations Open
  • The nomination period for the first round of National Parks (and other areas of National significance) is now open and will run through 31 JJan, with approval votes occurring concurrently with the next FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence. More information can be found at Collab:Federal States/National Parks.
  • 2020-08-11: Vote of Confidence Results
  • With a new high for ballots cast with 80% (40 of 50) of eligible voters responding, TheMayor received a 37-3 vote of confidence and will continue to serve as FSA Coordinator for the next term. Next vote of confidence will be held in February 2021.
  • 2020-07-07: Vote Results
  • The draft rail framework was overwhelmingly approved 31-2. Michisaukee becomes the name of the AR120-31 open collaborative state, beating out Rahronkas on a tiebreaker.
  • 2020-06-25: FSA Railway Draft Framework Vote
  • After drafting the FSA railway draft framework, receiving comments and suggestions, making changes, receiving more comments and suggestions, and so on, the draft framework is now being voted on for approval. FSA stateowners can cast their votes here. (This ballot also includes the final vote for the AR120-31 open collaborative state's name; please be sure to vote.)
  • 2020-06-22: FSA Railway Draft Framework
  • 2020-06-19: FSA Railway Advisory Survey Complete
  • Results of the railway advisory survey are now posted at Collab:Federal States/Railways. A draft procedural plan will be developed in the next week or two and presented for consideration in the FSA forums.
  • 2020-06-07: FSA History Committees
  • The initial sign-up period for Collab:Federal States/History committees has ended. Committees should now begin collaborating on their historic era, starting by identifying a committee chairperson who will be responsible for keeping discussions and collaborations moving forward. As a reminder, each committee is tasked with creating a draft history for their era that will be integrated into the official "canon" of the Federal States as best as possible.
  • 2020-06-07: Regional Coordination Groups Initiative
Collab:Federal States/Regional coordination is now active. FSA mappers who are part of unofficial regional collaboration groups are encouraged to list their group in this new directory to encourage more inter-regional collaboration nationwide.
  • 2020-06-01: Ongoing Collaboration Opportunities
  • 2020-05-02: Freight Corridor Workspace created
  • To help monitor and promote progress on creating freight rail links throughout the FSA, the Freight Corridor Workspace is now available at [[Talk:Collab:Federal States/Railways]].
  • 2020-04-17: New Government page created
  • 2020-04-11: Welcome new mappers!
  • Several new mappers have recently been added to the FSA, especially in the western portion of the country.
  • 2020-04-11: Motor Trails
  • A discussion is underway to potentially establish national Motor Trails, a loose network of national non-motorway highways.
  • 2019-12-05: Additional Cosperica Coordinator Wanted
  • An additional coordinator is needed for the Cosperica collaborative state. If you are interested, please message wangi in OGF.
  • 2019-11-07: FSA Leadership Update
  • Congratulations to yoyo21 on being appointed FSA Documentation Coordinator and for volunteering to help sort through and polish up the FSA wiki presence. TheMayor currently is accepting applications for the FSA Inter-State Coordinator position.
  • 2019-09-06: New Coordinators Wanted!
  • Two new coordinator positions are now open: an FSA Historian to manage the country’s wiki presence, and an FSA Transportation Coordinator to coordinate interstate transportation issues. More details about these roles are on the forum. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor in OGF.
  • 2019-09-03: FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence Completed
  • By a 29-1 margin, User:TheMayor has been retained as the FSA Coordinator for the next six month term.
  • 2019-08-19: West Massodeya Coordinator Named
  • 2019-08-18: FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence
  • Through 31 August, User:TheMayor is up for a Vote of Confidence for the next six-month period as FSA Coordinator. Mappers can vote here.
  • 2019-08-12: Coordinator Wanted: West Massodeya
  • The FSA’s Massodeya project is currently seeking a coordinator for the state of West Massodeya. The coordinator will be responsible for assisting with completing the base infrastructure (rivers, railways, motorways, primary roads) of West Massodeya before the counties are open for adoption, and will be responsible for managing coordination between the various county owners. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor.
  • 2019-08-04: Huntington Coordinators Named
  • 2019-07-26: Huntington Coordinators and Mappers Wanted!
  • As part of our reboot of the Huntington collaborative, we've created a new page for coordination and collaboration for interested mappers. The Huntington project is also actively seeking up to two coordinators. Visit Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Huntington for more information.
  • 2019-07-17: Motorway Shield Chosen
  • Option 9 won pretty handily, so here are the FSA's official motorway shields. Thanks to User:PColumbus73 for the winning design, and thanks to everyone who participated in the vote.
    File:FS shield 3.1.3.png
    Option 9 FSA Motorway Shields
  • 2019-07-15: FSA Dashboard Launched
  • Welcome to the FSA Dashboard! This page is intended to be a one-stop portal for all mappers of the Federal States. This page is maintained by the FSA Project Coordinator, although all FSA mappers are welcome to edit as needed.
  • 2019-07-04: FSA State Capital Mapping Challenge

Project Coordinators Message

Congratulations to Fluffr_Nuttr on retaining the FSA Eastern Coordinator role for the next six-month term. The FSA Coordinator position is officially vacant. Mappers who wish to nominate themselves for the role should contact me regarding next steps. -TheMayor (talk) 03:29, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Archives

varnel_maiser + CartographerKing + Fluffr_Nuttr

  • It has been a great honour to serve as an FSA Co-coordinator over this past term. It brings me joy to see that the FSA has made much progress in various areas during this time. I have decided to step down from this position at the end of this term (in February). I wish future coordinating teams the best of luck in their endeavours. --- Thanks, Zekiel (talk) 11:37, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Yoyo21

  • On behalf of all the stateowners in the FSA, I would like to give yoyo21 our utmost thanks for serving as FSA Coordinator for the last six months, and we are sad to see him step down from the position. As regional admin, wangi will oversee day-to-day FSA coordination activities until a new FSA Coordinator is chosen; as a past coordinator, I volunteered to oversee the nomination and community recommendation process. Stateowners should check their OGF mail for more information. --TheMayor (talk) 05:08, 5 August 2021 (CEST)
  • Hello, FSA community! I apologize for not posting here earlier, but as wiki appears to finally be loading again, I would like to introduce myself as FSA coordinator. That's it for now, but more updates to come soon. --Yoyo21 (talk) 18:07, 23 March 2021 (CET)

TheMayor

  • I am pleased to announce that yoyo21 will be taking over as FSA Coordinator on 15 Feb 2021, once the National Park ballot period closes and the results are posted. It has been an honor to serve you all as FSA Coordinator for the last two years. I would like to thank Luciano for his hard work as the FSA Coordinator before me, for the ongoing support and enthusiasm from my fellow stateowners over the last two years, and for everyone who participated in these latest rounds of ballots. I once again thank all of you for your hard work and collaboration on the FSA project, and I wish yoyo21 the best of luck as the new coordinator. -TheMayor (talk) 22:19, 5 February 2021 (CET)
  • While it has been a pleasure to serve as the FSA Coordinator for the last two years, I am announcing my intent to step down as FSA Coordinator when the current six-month term ends in February 2021. (I am not leaving the project, and I am willing to stay on for an additional six-month term if a suitable replacement is not available.) Mappers who are interested in becoming the next FSA Coordinator should complete this questionnaire by 31 Dec 2020. More information about the process is below. -TheMayor (talk) 19:58, 16 December 2020 (CET)
  • National Park nominations are open, and we're still seeking volunteers to participate in the military committee. Please message me in OGF if you are interested in either project. -TheMayor (talk) 22:12, 15 September 2020 (CEST)
  • I'd personally like to thank you all for a resounding 92.5% vote of confidence to remain the FSA Coordinator. I'm proud of the progress we've achieved together so far, and I look forward to another six months working with you all to make the FSA even better. As always, if you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for how we can improve the FSA and make the map even stronger, please don't hesitate to send me a message. -TheMayor (talk) 16:52, 11 August 2020 (CEST)
  • The overwhelming vote to approve the draft rail framework, which was designed and drafted every step of the way with input from a wide variety of FSA stateowners, was an incredible result. In the coming days, we will be updating Collab:Federal States/Railways with new procedures and suggestions from the draft framework that will allow us to finally move forward in a coordinated, collaborative, consistent method with this important part of the FSA map. Thank you for your consideration, thank you for your input and comments, thank you for your votes, and most of all thank you for your patience and maturity on this important topic. -TheMayor (talk) 05:58, 7 July 2020 (CEST)
  • Following weeks, months, and years of discussion, we are finally at what is hopefully the last step to have a unified framework to help guide the creation of the FSA's railway network. This framework is based on the results of the rail survey posted earlier this month and strikes a compromise position that ensures mappers retain the freedom to map their own state as they see fit; that ensures regional groups of states have an integral role in guiding the development of railway networks that impact their areas the most; that ensures individual stateowners and teams of stateowners can have the freedom to create and collaborate on interstate corridors; and that the largest, most important companies in the Federal States are cooperative, collaborative decisions. Additionally, the draft was reviewed and revised several times to address and include a variety of suggestions and comments in an open and transparent manner. For these reasons, I ask that you approve the framework. -TheMayor (talk) 05:19, 26 June 2020 (CEST)
  • We're always looking for more mappers to join the FSA project, and to encourage current FSA mappers to take a more active role in collaborating with neighbors and on national issues. If you're not sure where to start, feel free to send me a message. -TheMayor (talk) 19:58, 1 June 2020 (CEST)
  • Help us build a freight rail network! Check out the Freight Corridor Workspace and reach out to your neighboring mappers to get started. -TheMayor (talk) 22:19, 2 May 2020 (CEST)
  • Wishing everyone good health during the pandemic. Stay safe and stay home. -TheMayor (talk) 02:10, 12 April 2020 (CEST)
  • Looking to get more involved in the FSA? We're always looking for more beginning mappers in the Massodeyas, but we also have coordinator positions open! Contact TheMayor if you're interested in the FSA Inter-State Coordinator position, or contact wangi if interested in becoming the second Cosperica coordinator. -TheMayor (talk) 21:57, 5 December 2019 (CET)
  • Welcome to our newest state mappers. Interested in joining the FSA but not sure if you want a full state? Start with a county in West Massodeya! Message me for more information. -TheMayor (talk) 05:45, 7 November 2019 (CET)
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Vote of Confidence, and for your overwhelming support. As FSA Coordinator, I'm here to help with whatever, so feel free to send me a message if there's something I can do to help your mapping work. -TheMayor (talk) 23:09, 3 September 2019 (CEST)
  • I’m currently looking for help in getting the Massodeyas up and running. Western parts of West Massodeya will be the first to open. If you are interested in becoming the coordinator of West Massodeya, or if you just have some extra time on your hands and you’d like to help map the initial infrastructure of the states, please let me know. -TheMayor (talk) 14:39, 12 August 2019 (CEST)
  • My deepest appreciation to histor and Ernestpcosby for accepting the roles of Huntington coordinators, and thanks to everyone who showed interest in the project. There’s always more ways to get more involved in the FSA project, so stay tuned and happy mapping! -TheMayor (talk) 04:36, 5 August 2019 (CEST)
  • Our National Capital seems to have gone dormant. Let’s discuss next steps in the forum. -TheMayor (talk) 21:48, 24 July 2019 (CEST)
  • We are seeking volunteers who would like to create a wiki template for the new FSA motorway shields. If you are interested, please let me know. -TheMayor (talk) 18:01, 22 July 2019 (CEST)
  • Mappers of AR120-18, -72, and -88 should name their states as soon as possible. -TheMayor (talk) 19:06, 15 July 2019 (CEST)

Canon Page State Table

The following table is open to editing by all Stateowners and Collaborative Coordinators. It is the table that is featured on Federal States/Subdivisions. Due to the Federal States page being locked for editing, the content of this table will instead be copy-pasted into the Federal States page at a timely interval. The table entry for Nishowigan serves as the model for formatting information in this table.

Some notes:

  • Please keep the entries listed in alphabetical order by state name, and preserve the format of currently-existing entries.
  • The area of the state will include the total jurisdictional zone of the state, including all water territories (as opposed to the state's land area).
    • In other words, the "area" of the state includes everything within the `admin_level=4` state boundary relation.
    • Stateowners and Collaborative Coordinators should review the information on this table to ensure it is accurate, even if some details have already been filled in.
Name Code Status Capital City Largest City Population Area in mi² (km²) Map Notes
Template:Alcortez AZ (?) Active Map
Alormen Flag.jpg Alormen AL Active Alamar Andreapolis 17,500,000 412,584 (159,300) Map
Flag of Apawiland.png Apawiland AW Active Silverdale Silverdale 2,683,830 5,550 (14,374) Map Formerly part of Tejoma, then split to make Native Archantan territory, then state.
Template:Aquilia AQ Inactive-Vacant Artonsville Nenova 623,970 23,508 (60,886) Map
Flag of Arecales.png Arecales AR Active Arecales Town Arecales Town 10,488 (27,164) Map Overseas territory.
Template:Astrantia AS Active Hope Harbor Hope Harbor Map
Template:Atascadera AT Active Map
Template:Huntington CP Inactive-Idle Huntington Huntington Map CP for CaPital. Officially, the CP is not a state, but instead a district.
ClamashFlag.png Clamash CL Active Clifford Wahanta Map
Template:Cosperica CO Inactive-Idle Sta.Maria de la Esperanza Map
Template:Culpepper CR Active Hearthsbridge Divinity's Grace 2,100,000 3,061 (7,929) Map
Template:Delenshire Islands DI Active Saint Renecene Map
Template:East Massodeya EM Inactive-Reserved Casparis Map
4 FSA Elway.png Elway EY Active Bronson City San Bruno Map Former Arlington (state).
Template:Eustacia EU Active Hazelboro Hazelboro 29,288 (75,856) Map
Template:Fellshire FL Active Fulton Meyersburg Map
Template:Girridon GI (?) Active Map
Template:Gnaerey GY Active South Minneauka South Minneauka 22,959 (59,464) Map
Template:Hyde HY (?) Active Worthington Worthington 1,432,784 4,102 (10,624) Map
Flag of Laine.png Laine LN Inactive-MFW Hálison and Orterrado Orterrado Map
Luciano Flag Makaska 01.png Makaska MK Active Marksville Ohunkagan 4,000,000 6,879 (17,818) Map
Template:Mennowa ME Active Fort Constable Minneuka 44,196 (114,467) Map
Template:Michisaukee MC Active Darsons Massodeya City Map
Minnonigan Flag.png Minnonigan MN Active Thomasford Lake City 18,698 (48,428) Map
Template:New Carnaby NC Active Waltmore Stanton 36,016 (93,281) Map
DrapeauFSA-NI.svg Nishowigan NI Active Wytusky Wychelle 1,881,000 21,437 (55,522) Map
Template:Oakley OK Active Map
Template:Olselen OL (?) Active Map
Oronotiaflag.png Oronotia OT Active Map
Template:Passamaqueets PA Active Map
Template:Penquisset PQ Active Newburyport Warwick 6,643,201 2,989 (7,741) Map
New Riopoderos flag.png Riopoderos RI (?) Active Colurona Swansonville 7,830,000 Map
Template:Ruppacke RP Active Hammond Dunchurch Map
Template:Seneppi SN Inactive-Vacant Personsboro Wallawaukee 4,072,877 23,475 (60,799) Map Over 3/4ths of population is Wallawaukee & suburbs.
Flag of Sierra (front).png Sierra SA Active Elvira Dennison 3,700,000 52,544 (136,088) Map The traditional/historic state code of Sra. is commonly used.
Template:Tauhon TA Active Jundah 10,489,220 28,565 (73,983) Map
Tempache flag.png Tempache TM Active San Pablo Los Reyes 6,796,240 37,135 (96,180) Map
FlagTennewa.png Tennewa TE Active Chottane Barstone 1,779,491 23,844 (61,756) Map
Flag of Thermond.png Thermond TH Active Wincheford Middlewall TBD 1,401 (3,629) Map
Template:Washotska WK Inactive-Vacant Map
Template:West Massodeya WM Active Caldwell City Caldwell City Map
Template:Whitestone WS (?) Active Map
Template:Zakahigan ZH Active Plainsburgh Maquadena Map


About the Project

The Federal States of Archanta is a unique project within the OpenGeofiction community. The FSA is a single nation comprised of 62 states (and a few territories) mapped in a North American style. Within OGF, states are allocated similar to other nations; however, each stateowner is responsible for collaborating closely with neighbors and articipating in national discussions and initiatives to guide the overall mapping development of the nation.

FSA Leadership

Current Coordinators

The current coordinator term began on 15 Feb 2022 and will run through August 2022. The FSA Coordinator position has been vacant since the beginning of the current term; a regional pilot program is currently underway with acting Northern and Southern coordinators complementing the Eastern Coordinator in lieu of a designated national coordinator. A decision on whether or not to extend or make permanent the pilot program will be determined as part of the August omnibus ballot. (The Eastern Coordinator position, which was established in 2021, is unaffected by this pilot program.)

Username Role OGF Mail E-mail
vacant FSA Coordinator
Fluffr_Nuttr (Fluffr) FSA Eastern Coordinator message
ruadh FSA Acting Northern Coordinator message
Alessa FSA Acting Southern Coordinator message

About the Role

The FSA Project Coordinator is officially chosen by the OGF admin team, who retains full control over the role and may select or replace a project coordinator as they see fit. The FSA Coordinator is also accountable to the FSA community via regular six-month votes of confidence among FSA stateowners. These votes of confidence (VOCs) operate as follows:

  • If the FSA Coordinator receives a supermajority (75% or more) vote of confidence from stateowners, the FSA Coordinator is automatically recommended to be retained for the next six month "term".
  • If the FSA Coordinator receives a majority, but not a supermajority (50%-75%) vote of confidence from stateowners, additional candidates for the role will be encouraged to submit their intent to succeed the current FSA Coordinator.
  • If the FSA Coordinator does not have a majority vote of confidence from the FSA community, the FSA Coordinator is encouraged to step down and have the OGF admin team select a new project coordinator.

Votes of confidence occur in February and August of each year.

In addition to the FSA Project Coordinator, there is also an FSA Eastern Coordinator who focuses exclusively on interstate coordination in the eastern portion of the nation (east of the eastern mountains) where the unique mix of smaller states and higher levels of urbanization can benefit from additional collaboration. Similar to the FSA Project Coordinator, the FSA Eastern Coordinator is officially chosen by the OGF admin team and is also subject to a vote of confidence every six months. While the FSA Project Coordinator's role is national and includes oversight of the eastern portions of the FSA, the FSA Eastern Coordinator is generally an equal to the FSA Project Coordinator and has relative autonomy to implement projects and initiatives that exclusively involve the eastern states. However, it is expected that all FSA Coordinators (and stateowners) work collaboratively together to productively contribute to the FSA project as a whole.

Previous FSA Coordinators
Username State Role Term Notes
Luciano Makaska FSA Coordinator 2018-Mar 2019 First project coordinator. Stepped down in Feb 2019.
TheMayor Minnonigan FSA Coordinator Mar 2019-Feb 2021 Declined to run for a fifth term in January 2021.
yoyo21 Fellshire FSA Coordinator Feb 2021-Aug 2021 Declined to run for a second term in July 2021.
varnel_maiser/CartographerKing Nishowigan FSA Coordinator (partnership) Aug 2021-Feb 2022 Declined to run for a second term in January 2022.
Fluffr_Nuttr Arghenna FSA Eastern Coordinator Aug 2021-present Active.

Vacancy Procedures

The OGF admin team retains the right to place or remove an FSA Coordinator at any time as they see fit. In the event of a vacancy, the following procedure is recommended:

  • Current mappers who are interested in being considered for FSA Coordinator are given a questionnaire to fill out, which gets published on the Collab:Federal States/Dashboard wiki page.
  • After all the applicants have completed the questionnaire and the answers have been posted for a sufficient amount of time for FSA stateowners to review, a primary ballot is started. On the primary ballot, each candidate is subject to a vote of confidence from FSA stateowners to determine if they should be considered for the role. Like other FSA Coordinator votes of confidence, each candidate must receive a supermajority of 75% or more of the ballots cast to be considered a nominee.
  • Following the primary ballot, candidates who have met the confidence vote threshold are placed on a general ballot to determine the FSA community's recommendation for the next FSA Coordinator. (If fewer than two candidates qualify for the general ballot, this step can be skipped.)
  • With the final results, the OGF admins for Archanta (wangi and TheMayor) are notified of the results of the ballots and are tasked with selecting the next FSA Coordinator. It is possible that there will not be a consensus FSA community recommendation. Selecting the next FSA Coordinator is exclusively the responsibility of the OGF admin team.
Nominee Questionnaire

The FSA Coordinator position is vacant, and the nomination period is currently open. Mappers who would like to be considered for the FSA Coordinator position should message TheMayor for more information. Each nominee is required to fill out a 10-question questionnaire to allow stateowners to make more informed decisions as to which nominees to support. Submitted questionnaires will be posted below.

FSA Project Coordinator Questionnaire
1. What is your OGF username?
2. How long have you been an OGF mapper?
3. How long have you mapped in the FSA?
4. What is your FSA state (if applicable)?
5. How frequently do you log into OGF?
6. As FSA Project Coordinator, what would be your top three priorities?
7. Do you currently map anywhere outside the FSA?
8. If you answered "yes" to Question 7, if the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role?
9. Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two neighboring stateowners.
10. What is your favorite part of being a part of the FSA project?

Rights and Responsibilities of FSA Mappers

The following is an overview of the expectations of mappers in the FSA, and basic information about the FSA's organizational structure.

  1. The AR120 project, also known as the Federal States of Archanta, is an American-style country that is also one of the OGF community's largest collaborative mapping projects. All mappers of any skill level are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  2. State owners have additional responsibilities above and beyond collaborative participants. The right to own a state is not absolute and can be revoked with just cause by the OGF admin team.
  3. As part of this collaborative nation, state owners are expected to participate actively; maintain the national cohesion of the country; and coordinate with neighboring state owners on interstate issues.
  4. Matters of national importance are determined by discussion and consensus of the various state owners in the AR120 forum. In these discussions, each mapper is treated fairly and equally, and each mapper is able to have their opinion heard, respected, and considered; however, all mappers are expected to abide by the final consensus.
  5. The FSA Coordinator is responsible for organizing and maintaining these discussions and helps to build consensus on national issues. As a state owner, the coordinator is able to express his or her opinion in discussions and is expected to facilitate consensus-building exercises, but is not able to unilaterally veto or approve any recommendations without a consensus among the other state owners. The FSA Coordinator is not a member of the OGF admin team and is subject to a Vote of Confidence among the mappers of the FSA every six months.
  6. All state owners are expected to adhere to these rights and responsibilities, in addition to the standard OGF community rules. Ownership of a state can be revoked by the OGF admin team at any time for just cause.
  7. All matters of state ownership, including adoption and expulsion procedures, are exclusively the responsibility of the OGF admin team. The admin team is not bound by the rights and responsibilities included in this list.
  8. When a new mapper takes ownership of a state that was previously mapped, all existing mapping that the mapper does not wish to retain must be offered for adoption and relocation by other mappers before being deleted. Some mapped areas may be deemed areas of national interest whose alteration or removal may be restricted or prohibited.
  9. All mapping is expected to be in a realistic North American style, predominantly mapped in Ingerish (English). Areas with historic influences may be mapped in indigenous or other colonial languages.
  10. The sovereignty of each state mapper is an essential part of this unique national collaborative. Any mapping that otherwise complies with the above rights and responsibilities is encouraged and should be protected from any outside interference.

Turnover Procedure and Green State Etiquette

For various reasons, occasionally a state may "turnover" and revert from an owned state to a vacant state. As the FSA is a unique large collaborative project, there are additional guidelines for dealing with mapping from previous stateowners in a vacant state. When a state does become vacant, the following steps occur:

  1. The state will be reviewed to determine if any parts of the existing mapping should be considered areas of national interest that the next mapper will be required to maintain in some way. "Areas of national interest" include, but are not limited to, major map features that have a direct impact on other states or the FSA's history as a whole (large cities, military facilities, significant topography, etc.) and areas that are mapped in detail and high quality.
  2. If the mapper vacates a state while in good standing (generally meaning not due to inactivity or an admin team eviction decision), the vacated mapper may be permitted to take some of their mapping with them to their new state or territory. Areas of national interest will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
  3. While the state is vacant, existing mapping will remain and is not to be edited or changed by any mapper; however, per the agreed-upon rail company framework, new interstate railways can be mapped in states with pre-existing railway infrastructure. Vacant states with little or no existing development should remain a "blank slate" for the next mapper.
  4. When a new stateowner has been identified, they are permitted to keep any and all existing mapping and are generally welcome to add, edit, change, or delete existing mapping as they see fit, except any previously identified areas of national interest. New stateowners should consult with neighboring states and the FSA community as a whole before significantly changing interstate facilities such as motorways and railways.
  5. If the new stateowner chooses to do any large-scale deletion of mapped features, the new stateowner is required to offer said mapping to other FSA stateowners before final deletion, preferably via the FSA forum. Adopted mapping is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If no mappers wish to claim the affected areas within a reasonable amount of time (a week is recommended, but no less than three days), the mapping can be deleted.

Mappers who are interested in requesting a vacant state are welcome and encouraged to directly contact the FSA Coordinator for more information and recommendations before officially submitting a request to the OGF admin team.

New User Invitation

Stateowners or other FSA mappers who notice new mappers working in Michisaukee are welcome to use the following script to welcome the new mapper into the FSA.

Hello, and welcome to OpenGeofiction! I noticed your mapping in Michisaukee and wanted to introduce myself. I'm also one of the stateowners in the [Federal States](https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/index.php/Federal_States), the country you've been mapping in.

Once your edit history is a bit more robust and once you get more acclimated to OGF, you're welcome to request access to one of our [collaborative states](https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/index.php/OpenGeofiction:List_of_collaborative_projects#Archanta) or, if you are interested in something other than American-style mapping, a [beginner territory](https://wiki.opengeofiction.net/index.php/OpenGeofiction:Territory_application#Beginner).

We're always looking for new FSA stateowners as well, so once you become more of an advanced mapper, you can have the opportunity to request a state of your own. Stateowners play important roles in moving the larger FSA project forward, coordinating and collaborating on regional and national issues with other stateowners.

If you have any questions about the Federal States project, or about OGF as a whole, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Once again, welcome, and happy mapping!

-[name]

FSA on the Wiki

A complete set of meta pages can be found on the category page Category:Federal States collaborative documentation.[1]

About Us

Discussions

Natural Environment

Commerce

Transportation

Worldbuilding

State Directory

Open Collaboratives

Open Collaboratives are open to all OGF mappers, with the following constraints:

  • All mappers are encouraged to check the existing state plans before editing to ensure new mapping complies with the overall vision for the state.
  • Motorways, railways, and major waterways should not be altered, except to add more detail.
  • New cities with a population larger than 100,000 are not permitted. New cities with a population larger than 50,000 must be approved by a state coordinator first.
  • Coordinators may revert edits of non-conforming changes.
OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-32 East Massodeya This state is reserved for a future Open Collaborative project.
AR120-31 Unknown Flag.png Michisaukee Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Michisaukee User:Yoyo21, User:Rhiney boi, User:AnimationSky, User:Lithium Open To All

Guided Collaboratives

Guided Collaboratives are official FSA collaborative projects, most of which date back to the FSA's launch and are intended to showcase the best collaborative mapping in the nation. Coordinators oversee the planning and mapping of each Guided Collaborative state, although some decisions may be considered national issues decided by the FSA community as a whole. New mappers must contact state coordinators before mapping in these states.

OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-01 Unknown Flag.png Huntington Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Huntington sudo91 sudo91 is the new coordinator of Huntington. Updates will follow in regards to how mappers can get involved in the project.
AR120-11 Template:New Carnaby Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/New Carnaby Easky30, yoyo21 This state is currently accepting new mappers. Visit Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/New Carnaby for more information.
AR120-33 Template:West Massodeya West Massodeya Project Alessa This state is currently accepting new mappers. Contact Alessa for more information.
AR120-84 Unknown Flag.png Cosperica Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Cosperica wangi, oneofbeatlefan This state is currently accepting new mappers. Visit Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Cosperica.
AR120-91 Alormen Flag.jpg Alormen Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Alormen ruadh, newflanders This state is currently accepting new mappers. Contact ruadh or newflanders.
AR335 Flag of Arecales.png Arecales Collab:Federal States/Overseas Territories/Arecales Brunanter This territory is currently accepting new mappers. Contact Brunanter.

Closed Collaboratives

Closed Collaboratives are private FSA collaborative projects that are fully organized, planned, and mapped by two or more mappers, with (applicant state) or without (partnership state) the opportunity for other mappers to potentially join the project. In Applicant States, new mappers must apply to map in the state and may be approved or denied by the state's coordinators.

OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-15, AR120-19 Template:Delenshire Islands and Template:Passamaqueets Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Delenshire Islands Whateversusan, Zytik. This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join the project. Contact whateversusan for Delenshire Islands and contact Zytik for Passamaqueets.
AR120-25 Eustacia Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Eustacia Infrarrojo, Fluffr_Nuttr This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join Eustacia. Visit Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Eustacia for more information.
AR120-43 Template:Mennowa n/a Leowezy, Alessa This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR120-57 DrapeauFSA-NI.svg Nishowigan n/a Trombonist2003, CartographerKing This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR120-45 FlagTennewa.png Tennewa n/a JoJoBa, oneofbeatlefan This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR027 PiscipulaFlag.png Piscipula Collab:Piscipula TheMayor Piscipula is a former Federal States territory that became independent. This is an applicant territory and mappers may request permission to join Piscipula. Visit Collab:Piscipula for more information.

Non-Collaboratives

Non-Collaboratives are private FSA states held by an individual owner. While these owners are fully expected to collaborate with neighboring states and with the FSA community as a whole, these states are generally mapped exclusively by its sole owner.

The table is collapsed due to its length.

OGF-ID State State Plans Owner Updates
AR120-74 Template:Alcortez Wiki: User:forkymapper
OGF: forkymapper
AR120-72 Flag of Apawiland.png Apawiland Wiki: User:IiEarth
OGF: iiEarth
Development of Silverdale in the 1800s, rural mapping nearby.
AR120-17 Template:Astrantia Wiki: User:Marcello
OGF: Marcello
AR120-82 Unknown Flag.png Atascadera Wiki: User:Davieerr
OGF: Davieerr
AR120-76 ClamashFlag.png Clamash Wiki: User:Glauber
OGF: Glauber
AR120-12 Template:Culpepper Wiki: User:whateversusan
OGF: whateversusan
Working on the suburbs of Hearthsbridge.
AR120-23 4 FSA Elway.png Elway Wiki: User:BMSOUZA
OGF: BMSOUZA
AR120-18 Template:Fellshire Wiki: User:Yoyo21
OGF: yoyo21
Working on Otisport.
AR120-08 Unknown Flag.png Gilliad Wiki: User:Jarrodcamo
OGF: Jarrodcamo
AR120-34 Template:Gnaerey Wiki: User:Toadwart
OGF: Toadwart
AR120-16 Template:Hyde Wiki: User:CharlieG
OGF: CharlieG
AR120-24 Flag of Laine.png Laine Wiki: User:Ifgus
OGF: ifgus
AR120-58 Luciano Flag Makaska 01.png Makaska Wiki: User:Luciano
OGF: Luciano
A focused "historical approach" for Ohunkagan region. The idea: only map things up to "1880 snapshot": basic landuse (towns, agriculture, forests) for four parishes (counties): La Porte, Swift, Iyotanhaha, Elizabeth. Currently ~40% complete. State ~90% complete on topo/hydrology.
AR120-55 Minnonigan Flag.png Minnonigan Wiki: User:TheMayor
OGF: TheMayor
UL05l Nahuwa Atoll Wiki: User:wangi
OGF: wangi
Overseas territory
AR120-13 Template:Oakley Wiki: User:Katraiba Republic
OGF: Katraiba Republic
AR120-05 Template:Olselen Wiki: User:The Torontarian
OGF: The Torontarian
AR120-52 Oronotiaflag.png Oronotia Wiki: User:AnimationSky
OGF: AnimationSky
AR120-09 Template:Penquisset Wiki: User:Zytik
OGF: Zytik
Current Active Projects:
AR120-71 New Riopoderos flag.png Riopoderos Wiki: User:Geoc3ladus
OGF: Geoc3ladus
AR120-07 Template:Ruppacke Wiki: User:Fluffr_Nuttr
OGF: Fluffr_Nuttr
Setting down statewide topography and hydrology, developing Dunchurch Metro
AR120-75 Flag of Sierra (front).png Sierra Wiki: User:Brunanter
OGF: Brunanter
AR120-81 Template:Tauhon Wiki: User:htx
OGF: htx
AR120-86 Tempache flag.png Tempache Wiki: User:Infinatious
OGF: infinatious
AR120-14 Flag of Thermond.png Thermond Wiki: User:Drogda
OGF: Drogda
AR120-06 Template:Whitestone Wiki: User:Infrarrojo
OGF: Infrarrojo
AR120-44 Zakahigan Wiki: User:ItsTybear
OGF: ItsTybear


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  1. Because internal links do not work on category pages, an "external" link was created, directed at the same page.