Help:Tagging

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In terms of tag usage (keys and values), OpenGeofiction attempts to stick to the standards and best practices as extensively documented on the OpenStreetMapW.svg OpenStreetMap wiki. Users are encouraged to consult the wiki for the most up-to-date tagging practices and to understand how things render on the map. There are extensive discussions of OpenStreetMapW.svg map features and OpenStreetMapW.svg how to map various elements.

OpenGeofiction uses some custom tagging, however, as a means of administrating the site and for further world-building. Below, we discuss some aspects of tagging that provide additional clarification for use in OpenGeofiction.

Country-specific Tagging

Even on OpenStreetMap, there are varying standards for how things such as administrative boundaries, highways, and railroads are mapped depending on region or individual country. Similarly, different territories on OpenGeofiction also feature different definitions for what is rendered. For example, a way tagged highway=tertiary in one territory may have very different attributes from one in another. Here are a collection of tags and how they are defined by the mappers of various territories.

Special OGF tags

Unlike OpenStreetMap, OpenGeoFiction does not represent a real, physical world; the needs of the site are different. Thus, OpenGeofiction features a collection of additional site-exclusive tags to help facilitate the site's administration and to help users with collaborative world-building. Please note that these tags are extensions of OpenStreetMap tagging and are only designed to be used on OpenGeofiction.

Please note that the tags is_in:continent=* and ogf:id=* must be included on every territory relation for administrative purposes. Do not remove or change the values of these tags without first having admin approval.

Key and tag values Comment Map type and page
OpenStreetMapW.svg key:driving_side driving_side=* May be added to the territory relation or individual highways to highlight the territory's primary driving side. Permissible parameters:
  • Left
  • Mixed
  • Right
Index:Driving side
key:economy economy=* Parameters are defined here as numerical values. If your territory does not fit cleanly into a specific model, please use one of the multiples of ten for generic or broad definitions.
  • 20 (Traditional economy, broadly or generically speaking)
  • 21 (Barter economy)
  • 22 (Subsistence economy)
  • 23 (Other currency-less economy)
  • 30 (Planned economy, broadly or generically speaking)
  • 31 (Decentralized planned economy)
  • 32 (Corporatist planned economy)
  • 33 (Distributist planned economy)
  • 34 (Participatory planned economy/akin to "Dutch 'polder' model")
  • 35 (Command planned economy, e.g. "Soviet model")
  • 40 (Market economy, broadly or generically speaking)
  • 41 (Laissez-faire or free-market capitalist economy)
  • 42 (Corporate capitalist market economy)
  • 44 (Mercantilism)
  • 45 (Socialist market economy)
  • 46 (Market feudal economy)
  • 50 (Mixed economy, broadly or generically speaking)
  • 51 (Mixed-market economy, e.g. "American model")
  • 52 (Social market economy, e.g. "Rhenish model")
  • 53 (Welfare capitalist economy, e.g. "Nordic model")
  • 54 (State-driven investment economy, e.g. "East Asian model")
  • 55 (Dirigist economy, e.g. "French model")
  • 56 (Mixed feudal economy)
  • 60 (Religious economy, broadly or generically speaking)
  • 90 (Other economic systems)
Index:World economics
economy:hdi=* Any numerical value between 0 and 1 is permissible. Index:World economics
economy:note=* Custom description that may be used to describe elements of the economic ideology but is limited to 64 characters. Index:World economics
OpenStreetMapW.svg key:gauge gauge=* Although OSM only uses it to tag individual rail lines, it may be added to the territory relation on OGF to highlight national standards. Values that map are presently limited to 1000, 1067, 1435, 1520, 1600, 1668, 1676, and other. Additional values may be added later should demand warrant. Index:Rail transport
key:governance[1] governance=* Parameters are defined here as numerical values. If your territory does not fit cleanly into a specific model, please use one of the multiples of ten for generic or broad definitions.
  • 20 (Direct democracy, broadly defined)
  • 21 (Full presidential democracy)
  • 22 (Semi-presidential or dual-elective democracy)
  • 30 (Republic, broadly defined)
  • 31 (Full presidential democratic republic)
  • 32 (Semi-presidential republic)
  • 33 (Parliamentary republic with largely ceremonial head-of-state)
  • 34 (Parliamentary republic with dependent presidency)
  • 35 (Religious republic)
  • 36 (Merchant republic)
  • 40 (Monarchy or autocracy, broadly defined)
  • 41 (Parliamentary constitutional monarchies with strong monarch)
  • 43 (Parliamentary constitutional monarchies with weak or ceremonial monarch)
  • 45 (Religious autocracy such as bishoprics, caliphates, etc.)
  • 46 (Diumvirate or triumvirate)
  • 49 (Dictatorship)
  • 50 (Aristocracy, broadly defined)
  • 53 (Parliamentary aristocracy)
  • 55 (Theocratic rule)
  • 56 (Feudal aristocracy)
  • 57 (Oligarchy)
  • 58 (One-party state)
  • 59 (Military junta)
  • 60 (Tribal confederation, broadly defined)
  • 61 (Chiefdom)
  • 90 (Other or undefined)
Index:Government
governance:structure=* Parameters defined as decentralized, federation, and unitary. Index:Government
key:history history:established=* Year of establishment, founding, or independence. Must be strictly a single numerical value without symbols or other text. Index:World history
history:independence_from=* List territory from whom it gained independence. Index:World history
history:revolution=* Year of current governance structure, whether it be by new constitution or revolution. Index:World history
OpenStreetMapW.svg key:is_in is_in:continent=* Permissible parameters: Antarephia, Beginner, East Uletha, Ereva, Kartumia, North Archanta, Orano, Pelanesia, South Archanta, Tarephia, West Uletha. Please do not remove or alter. Various administrative pages
key:ogf ogf:area=* Custom administrative tag for OGF areas. Please do not remove or alter. Various administrative pages
ogf:id=* Custom tag for OGF territorial identifications. Please do not remove or alter. Various administrative pages
ogf:wiki=* Custom tag for linking to wiki page. Please only include the wiki article name for the territory (e.g. ogf:wiki=Plevia). Most multimap pages
key:organization organization:AN=* Assembly of Nations membership status, with possible parameters member and no Index:Intergovernmental organizations
organization:AC=* Antarephian Coalition membership status, with possible parameters member and observer Index:Intergovernmental organizations
organization:ASUN=* Association of South Ulethan Nations membership status, with possible parameters member, observer, and partner Index:Intergovernmental organizations
organization:Egalia=* Egalian Union membership status, with possible parameters member and observer Index:Intergovernmental organizations
organization:IC=* Ingerish Commonwealth membership status, with possible parameters member and observer Index:Intergovernmental organizations
organization:TCC=* Tarephia Cooperation Council membership status, with possible parameters member and observer Index:Intergovernmental organizations
OpenStreetMapW.svg key:power_supply power_supply:frequency=* Frequency of the common residential utility power in Hertz (Hz). The two used in the real world are 50 and 60. Index:Mains electricity
power_supply:voltage=* Voltage of the common residential utility power in volts (V). Index:Mains electricity
OpenStreetMapW.svg key:timezone timezone=+hh Used for any whole number between -12 and 12. Zero needs a plus (+). Each whole number would display a consistent time, with four or six colors being possible and rotating through for ease of style sheet. Index:Time zones
timezone=+hh:mm Used for any offset time zone. One standardized color for all (bulk "other" category) just to show that it is different from hour-based time zones. Index:Time zones
timezone:dst=* Parameters are simply yes and no. Definitions may be defined in the timezone note. Index:Time zones
timezone:note=* Comment used for display on popup when clicking the map. Will be capped at 50 characters. Index:Time zones