Collab:Florescenta

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Basic Information

Florescenta is basically the motherland to portuguese/ florescentian language. Also, important to historic timeline to countries where this language is spoken, like 2 Brasonia.png Brasonia, 2 Luslandia.png Luslandia, Tempeira Flag.png Tempeira and 2 Cariocas.png Cariocas. It is part of the base territories and cultures in OGF, so there will be no major influence of other cultures in the current territory.

Portuguese/ Florescentian is the only official language. However, users that are interested and are not proficient in the language are still welcomed to join.

Total population should not be more than 8 million people.

We are looking for users to detail Florescenta:

  • Micromaping is very welcome in this project. This is another reason to focus, for now, in small places.
  • To be fluent in portuguese is not mandatory to any user wishing to join the project, but of course, is mandatory in the map. There will be a list of names used by ancient creator Andy, if you need to name a place and have no idea.

If interested, please contact BMSOUZA or Davieerr.

Development Stages

Basically, intention is to keep most of current mapping, in respect to Andy, the creator of the country, but detailing it as much as possible. Obviously, there will be some changes but nothing radical.

The general layout by Andy will be maintained (city locations, major roads, part of the geography, etc), however, seeing the lack of detailing in most areas, many places will have internal layout changes. We will open the proposal of re-planning the capital, following the standard in other collaborative territories. Here follows the general inital stages of planning:

Phase Descrition Collaborator Status
Defining Geography (specially around the border of Castellán)
  • Detailing coastline and borders;
Davieerr   Finished  
Defining the subdivisions of mapping
  • Adminstrative divisions in Florescenta will be very similar to Portugal (distritos, concelhos, freguesias, etc);
  • Intention here is bringing closer users who are interested in the ideia, or even are real portuguese people;
  • Districts relations are all done. Concelhos relations will be released little by little, as available districts to edit got a good level of completion.
Davieerr   Finished  
Cleaning Up RW names
  • Deleting the name of real world cities and towns in Portugal that original creator Andy was using;
BMSOUZA   Finished  
History
  • Read more about it here;
Davieerr   Current Edits  
National Highway System
  • Most of current highways by old creator Andy will be kept, but also a lot will not remain;
  • For now, please consider as official only the highways in the districts where edit are permited;
  • Read more about it here;
BMSOUZA   Current Edits  
National Railway System
  • Most of current railways by old creator Andy will be kept, but also a lot will not remain;
  • For now, please consider as official only the railways in the districts where edit are permited;
  • Read more about it here;
BMSOUZA   Current Edits  
Hidrology
  • Most of the hidrology will remain, with only slight alterations on courses;
Davieerr   Current Edits  
Opening to Contributors
  • Despite all the districts borders are defined, Currently, only freguesias and concelhos in Alabraste and Alta Serra do Pálido are open to request for now.
  • Coordinators have decided to open both of them first so mappers have more variety in mapping options;
  • Other districts will be available when coordinators decide that the others have reached a good level of detail
BMSOUZA, Davieerr   Current Edits  
Capital Planning
  • Read more about it here;
BMSOUZA, Davieerr   Soon  
National Symbols
  • Respecting old creator Andy's work, Florescenta will keep its ancient coat of arms;
  • National flag will be decided by contributors later;
  • District flags also will be decided later.
    • Lower administrative divisions will not have a flag or coat of arms;
BMSOUZA, Davieerr   Soon  
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Planning/Infrastructure

History

Historical coherence will be generally coordinated by Davieerr, with the help of BMSOUZA, as I like to plan history from a old start point, here follows the general layout of the history of Florescenta, however, we will not be discussing deeply the historical facts of older parts of Florescentan History:

  • Pre-Ulethan Clay and Hunter-Gatherer Cultures
  • Ulethan Cultures and First Settlements (Favos? Culture)
  • Talta? (Shared Culture with Castellán of Tin/Bronze?)
  • Small settlements dominated by Romantish Influence, new romantish towns
  • Fracturing of multiple kingdoms
  • Imani Dominion
  • Christic Reconquista
  • Largest Florescenta Dominion
  • Colonization Period
  • Sucession Crisis creates a situation similar to Iberic Union, Florescenta shrinks its borders
  • Modern-ish Florescentan History

I think it is important to consider how much imani influence would be maintained on Florescenta, I believe there could be a more accepting culture towards the Imani religion, seeing how in this case, there is a shared land border.

Capital Region

We have decided to open suggestions for new names for the capital, Porto Real (Royal Port), sounded like a adjective name for a city rather than its actual name, so we will discuss the possibility of a new name for the capital, however the name can be kept Porto Real if the decision is not made.

We encourage you to look at the name of real cities in Portugal and Iberic Peninsula to see how they have evolved over time.

An example of my proposal:

Original Settlement of (Porto Real) Assipelio -> Asispalium (Romantish Period) -> Achispal (Germanic People Period) -> Al-Axispal (Arabic Period) -> Alachispal (Early Florescenta Period) -> Achespe (Late Florescenta Period) -> Echespe (Vowel Change)

However, I will make it clear you do not need to follow this idea of progression for a new name proposal, only a justification of why that name.

Planning of the Capital

One of the first action to be taken will be the one of deciding the general layout of the capital. Although the general layout given by Andy is good, I believe it to be too circular, so I would advise that if any have any proposals, to keep rails and highways, but re-imagine the growth of the city's suburbs. We will only be working on a proposal of the core area of the capital, suburbs, satelite cities and others can be added on with time, with no real need to plan so upfront.

General Infrastucture

Partly, rails and highways have been decided by the old layout, but as we keep filling the map, we will use the method of taking in consideration existing mapping to decide new routes of highways and rails if needed. It's important to emphasize that Florescenta is about half the size of Portugal, so we will not be having a denser road-network that Portugal.

Industrial areas, mining, ports and other will be alocated to places as seen fit, with no major economical mapping (mining activity, industrial parks, ports, refiniries) to be mapped without coordinator consent.

Major cities will have been decided by coordinators and will be of communal mapping, any city (Concelho) mapped by a single collaborator will be medium-small size with limited influence over the nation.

Adminstrative Divisions

Florescenta, on the highest level, is divided in 15 distritos/ districts, which are subdivided into 46(still counting) concelhos/ municipalities, which are subdivided into freguesias/ civil parishes.

Collaborators, under permission, are able to choose a conselho to edit, or even a freguesia in collaborative areas. District capitals usually will be collaborative.

As seen in the table below, usually there is a maximum population to each freguesia.

Currently, only freguesias and concelhos in Alabraste and Alta Serra Almada are open to request.

Missing flag.png Administrative divisions in Florescenta Missing flag.png
Country Distritos Concelhos Freguesias Contributor
Flag with question mark.svg Florescenta
Missing flag.png Alabraste
  • (x)
  • district ref=3
  • 22 concelhos
Chamescoro
  • Chamescoro, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
Munha da Fronteira
  • Munha da Fronteira, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Gaivota do Monte
  • Gaivota do Monte, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Vila Formosa
  • Vila Formosa, (x)
Talejo
  • Talejo, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Talão
  • Talão, (x)
  •   Available  
Parsalomão
  • Parsalomão, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Artimanha
  • Artimanha, (x)
  •   Available  
Molgão
  • Molgão, (x)
  •   Available  
Filemor
  • Filemor, (x)
  •   Available  
Tuga
  • Tuga, (x)
  •   Available  
Virabar, (4.416)
Ilde Vidal
  • Ilde Vidal, (x)
  • Canal de Ilde, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Rebanho de Algas
  • Rebanho de Algas, (x)
Missing flag.png Alta Serra do Pálido
  • (x)
  • district ref=15
  • 24 concelhos
Vila-Hospital de Pôndera
  • Vila-Hospital de Pôndera, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
Comão
  • Comão, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Casaterra
  • Casaterra, (1209)
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Área Metrop. da Capital
  • (x)
  • district ref=1
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Azul
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
Vitória
  • Vitória, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Costa Real
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Fidalgos
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
Santo Donato
  • Santo Donato, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Genta
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Minas e Palo
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
Casamiranda
  • Casamiranda, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Pastos
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
Vila António
  • Vila António, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Piumeste
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Quintanas
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Rio Profundo
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Turquesa Florescenta
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Vale de Florescenta
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
Bela Vista
  • Bela Vista, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
Missing flag.png Vale Pedra
  • (x)
  • district ref=x
  • x concelhos
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Collaborative  
  •   Collaborative  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  
No Name Yet
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  • No Name Yet, (x)
  •   Available  
  •   Available  

Highways

The Sistema Rodoviário de Florescenta (SRF) is divided in three types of roads.

Rodovias Nacionais, tagged as highway=motorway and ref=N*, are national highways, usually (but not only) going from the capital area to further areas of the country, passing close to the main cities.

There are a controlled number of exits in these highways, please do not add more exits without consulting coordinators. It is necessary to prevent excessive exits to small places.

Another important rule here: Do not create urban areas so close to this type of road.

There is already a masterplan to all the national highways, but it will be updated in the map when each new district will be open to edit.

Rodovias Distritais, tagged as highway=primary and ref=D*, are main highways inside districts. Contributors are allowed to adjust a district road and/or create an exit inside a concelho where is editing without asking coordination, but not to create a new one. If wishing to create a road access to a concelho to the main road, please create a Estrada Complementar, as the description below.

Estradas Complementares, tagged as highway=secondary and ref=C*, are, as said, complementar highways to national system, usually (but not only) between important cities and towns. These ones can be created by contributors.

Numbering in the ref tag is following a pattern to all districts. The lower the number, closer the district is to the capital area. To know what number use in a secondary road tag, please check the primary roads in the district.

These type of roads doesnt need to be listed in the wiki or in a relation.

Ref Type Name From To Notes
  N-1   Motorway Eixo Nacional TBD (capital) Turq.Floresc./ Castellán border Vila António, Vila Branca, São Donato
  N-2   Motorway Autoestrada do Sul TBD (capital) Algeirão/ Mazan border
  N-3   Motorway Autoestrada do Leste TBD (capital) Munha da Fronteira/ Castellán border
  • 90,25km
  • 4 exits:
    • Borba
    • Talejo
    • Chamescoro
    • Munha da Fronteira
  N-4   Motorway Via do Alto Norte Vila-Hospital de Pôndera (TBD)
  • 70,21km (partial)
  • 2 exits (partial):
    • Vila-Hospital de Pôndera
    • TBD
  N-5A   Motorway Variante Vitória - Valongo
  N-5B   Motorway Variante (Genta) - Casamiranda
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  D-1   Primary Circunvalação da Capital
  D-2   Primary
  D-31   Primary Via de Alabastre Tuga TBD
  • 100km
  D-151   Primary Via Norte-Sul da Serra
  • 66km
  D-152   Primary Extensão Oeste
  • 56km


Railways

Like highways, part of the railways are already decided, though there will be slight ajustments to their routes, their destinations and general shapes will remain the same.

There is already a masterplan to all the national highways, but it will be updated in the map when each new district will be open to edit.

Natural Mapping

Following the TopoMap presented for Castellán, we will follow its topography, however, watersheds will be discussed with the coordinator of Castellán, major river (which will be pointed on the map) cannot be altered and there is a limitation on how many rivers can be put in place.

Urban and Rural Mapping

As said, Florescenta is like an OGF-Portugal, so, mapping inspiration needs to be from Portugal. (TBD)

Basic ideas are listed here:

  • No matter if is a big, medium or small place: urban areas must be away as much as possible to the national highways.
    • Of course, can be some exceptions in some metropolitan areas, but, as these places are still not open to edit, will be decided later by coordination.
  • Florescentians are a religious people. Some churchs are welcome if mapped.
    • Other religions also can get a community in bigger places.
  • Florescentians like sports very much.
    • Football grounds and stadiums, community sports parks (Campo de Jogos) are welcome if mapped
    • Florescentian also like rugby very much!

(TBD)

Commercial and Industrial Mapping

List of Companies

Here a small list of few nation wide companies in Florescenta. Feel free to add suggestions.

Type Names
Bank
  • Banco de Florescenta;
  • Caixa Popular;
  • add suggestion here
Fuel
  • PF (Petróleo de Florescenta)
  • add suggestion here
  • add suggestion here
SuperMarket
  • Oceano
  • SuperMais
  • add suggestion here
Mail/Post
  • CCF (Cia.Correios de Florescenta)
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