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.
- Nothing for now!
- No closing date: FSA History Committees see Collab:Federal States/History, this forum thread, and this forum thread.
- FSA Military facility application: see Collab:Federal States/Military
- No closing date: FSA Time Zones see this forum thread
Recent FSA News
- 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.
Project Coordinator's Message
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)
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.
- 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.
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.
The FSA Coordinator position for the A2021 (August 2021) term is currently held by these people:
|CartographerKing (CK)||FSA Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Fluffr_Nuttr (Fluffr)||Eastern Coordinator||message|
|Trombonist2003 (Zeke)||FSA Coordinator, FSA Wiki Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
On 24 Jan 2022, Varnel maiser (Trombonist2003) declared his intention to not seek a second term. As a result, nominations for the next FSA Project Coordinator term (February-August) are currently open.
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.
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 threshhold 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 admin for Archanta (wangi) is notified of the results of the ballots and is 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.
February 2022 Vacancy - Nominees
The nomination period is currently open, through 31 Jan 2022. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
FSA on the Wiki
A complete set of meta pages can be found on the category page Category:Federal States collaborative documentation.
- Federal States - Official wiki page for the Federal States of Archanta. State-owners should make sure the information regarding their state is correct.
- Collab:Federal States - Information for mappers who would like to get involved in the FSA project.
- Collab:Federal States/State profiles - Information about each state, from each state's owner(s).
- FSA Forum - Official forum section for Federal States discussions.
- Collab:Federal States/Archive - Previous important decisions and discussions from the development of the FSA project.
- Collab:Federal States/Help desk - Ask for help and/or offer assistance to other FSA mappers.
- Collab:Federal States/Regional coordination - Listing of regional coordination groups throughout the FSA.
- Collab:Federal States/National Parks - A listing of our (future) National Park System and current nominees.
- Collab:Federal States/Natural features - Collaboration page for naming large natural features (mountain ranges, significant rivers, the lakes, etc.) in the FSA.
- Collab:Federal States/Franchises - List of franchises in the FSA to aid in mapping.
- Collab:Federal States/Aviation - Airports and airlines of the Federal States.
- Collab:Federal States/Highways - Information and collaboration regarding the Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network, the FSA's inter-state motorway system.
- Collab:Federal States/Railways/Companies - A listing of railway companies in the Federal States, and information on how railway companies are formed and managed throughout the country.
- Collab:Federal States/Railways/Resources - Archived previous discussions about railways in the Federal States, and information on how to properly map and tag railways.
- Collab:Federal States/Government - Information about the government structure of the FSA, including past chief executives.
- Collab:Federal States/History - Information and collaboration regarding the history of the FSA.
- Collab:Federal States/Important persons - List of important persons in FSA history.
- Collab:Federal States/International relations - Information about embassies and consulates in the FSA and the FSA's diplomatic presence abroad.
- Collab:Federal States/Military - Information on military installations in the FSA and how to apply for a location to be an official military facility.
- Collab:Federal States/Sports - List of sports teams in the FSA. While mappers are welcome to add sporting teams from their state to their list, note that the FSA does not yet have any official sports leagues, and will not organize any sporting leagues until more active mappers have joined the project.
- Collab:Federal States/NGOs - Information about non-governmental organizations (NGO) around the FSA and list of its locations.
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.
|AR120-32||East Massodeya||This state is reserved for a future Open Collaborative project.|
|AR120-31||Michisaukee||Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Michisaukee||User:Yoyo21, User:Rhiney boi, User:AnimationSky, User:Lithium||Open To All|
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.
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.
|AR120-19||Template:Delenshire Islands||Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Delenshire Islands||Whateversusan||This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join the Delenshire Islands. Contact whateversusan.|
|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||Nishowigan||n/a||Trombonist2003, CartographerKing||This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.|
|AR120-15||Template:Passamaqueets||n/a||Zytik, htx, yoyo21||This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.|
|AR120-54||Template:Seneppi||Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Seneppi||Ernestpcosby, TheMayor||This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join Seneppi. Contact Ernestpcosby or TheMayor.|
|AR120-45||Tennewa||n/a||JoJoBa, oneofbeatlefan||This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.|
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.
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Inactive and Vacant States
To request a vacant state, mappers should follow the standard OGF:Territory assignment process.
|AR120-04||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-05||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-06||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-10||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-21||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-26||Mountain Range B||Reserved, future project|
|AR120-28||Mountain Range B||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-35||River 2, Mountain Range B||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-36||TBD||Reserved, future project|
|AR120-37||Mountain Range B||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-51||Lake 1, Lake 2||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-56||Lake 2||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-73||Mountain Range A||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-87||Mountain Range A||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-92||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-95||none||Overseas territory; Available for experienced mappers.|
|Collaborative States||Alormen · Cosperica · Delenshire Islands · Eustacia · Michisaukee · New Carnaby · Seneppi · West Massodeya|
|Collaborative Territories||Arecales · Huntington|
|Natural Environment||National Parks · Natural features|
|Transportation||Aviation · Highways · Railway companies · Railway resources|
|Worldbuilding||Government · History · Important persons · International relations · Military · Non-governmental organizations · Sports · State profiles|
|Project Communication||Main project page · Dashboard · Discord (request access) · Federal States Forum (archive) · Newcomers Guide · Regional coordination · Archives|
- Because internal links do not work on category pages, an "external" link was created, directed at the same page.