OpenGeofiction:Rules of the sea
OpenGeofiction has rules for coastal borders and the creation of islands, without these our world would quickly become chaotic and crowded.
Rules for sea borders
Sea borders should be drawn 22 km from the shore. Note the optional exceptions for island nations, and for bays which are mostly enclosed. (See also: How to create sea borders)
Rules for island building
|OGF has some rules for creating coastal and oceanic islands.
Without these rules, our world would eventually get pretty crowded...
|Therefore user-created islands should respect two basic principles:
Of course larger islands and more distant islands do exist in OGF, but in order to control their number they are normally created by the admin team only.
|If you add islands, remember to adjust your 22 km maritime boundary|
|Coordinate with your neighbors to create a natural looking environment across borders.
Study real world maps to mimic islands realistically.
|Please create your own original islands, instead of copying land from Earth|
|If you are developing an island country, please do not "fatten" your island to gain more land area.
If you would like more territory, then please contact admin to select a bigger territory.
Rules for ferry lines
Ferry routes should be mapped following. Historically, shipping routes were also mapped in OGF, however this is no longer supported.
For information about sea boundaries in the real world: Territorial waters