OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Massodeya

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Please also see this page for more information on West Massodeya collaboration.

The states of West Massodeya and East Massodeya, collectively the Massodeyas, are a hybrid owned/collaborative territory of the Federal States. The area is intended to provide users new to the Federal States an opportunity to participate in the FSA project without committing to a full state of the FSA by adopting a partially-developed county. Unlike other territories, each county of the Massodeyas are not necessarily intended for long-term adoption and are heavily covenanted, which restricts mappers to certain types of development. These adoption rules are in place to maintain continuity as mappers enter and leave the Massodeyas. County owners are strongly encouraged to collaborate with each other.

About the Massodeyas

West and East Massodeya are both large, mostly-rural states with a primary focus on agricultural development. The topography is mostly flat in the west with flood plains along River 2, with the terrain gradually getting more rugged heading east towards the border with Randalia and AR120-31.

Plan of the Massodeyas

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Coordinators

West Massodeya and East Massodeya each have a coordinator to oversee day-to-day collaboration between the various counties and to represent each state in national discussions. (County assignment will be done by the admin team.) User:yoyo21 is the coordinator of West Massodeya; the coordinator of East Massodeya will be named when those counties become available for adoption.

Rules of the Massodeyas

County Classification

Each county has a pre-determined level of development, with different requirements for mappers interested in adopting a county.

  • Level 1 counties are the least-developed counties in the Massodeyas and are open to adoption by any OGF member. The largest town in each Level 1 county is capped at 20,000 residents, with a total county population capped at 60,000 residents.
  • Level 2 counties are somewhat more developed than Level 1 counties, but are still primarily rural. These counties may include some light industrial uses (factories, manufacturing, warehouses, etc.) near their largest town, which is capped at 50,000 residents. Level 2 counties as a whole are capped at 150,000 residents. Mappers who wish to adopt a Level 2 county should have some OGF experience, with a verifiable edit history either in a "blue" country or as a participant in a collaborative territory.
  • Level 3 counties are the most developed counties in the Massodeyas, containing the two state capitals. Each state capital has a population cap of 100,000 residents, with an overall county population cap of 300,000 residents. These counties are also assumed to include an airport and at least one state university. As these counties require the most development, they are restricted to more advanced mappers.
  • Level 4 counties are more populous than Level 3 counties, but are more decentralized as they are intended to be suburban "sprawl" areas surrounding a future metropolis of AR120-31. There is no population cap for these counties, but development density is required to be very low (mostly single-family homes, auto-centric shopping malls, big box stores, etc.). These are also restricted to more advanced mappers.

Mappers who submit a plan for their county at the time of their adoption are permitted to raise their overall population cap by 25%, although the largest city cap will remain.

Infrastructure Restrictions

All mappers of the Massodeyas are restricted in adding new infrastructure to the map. New county owners taking ownership of a previously-developed county are permitted to make modifications as desired as long as they satisfy these restrictions. In West Massodeya, any wishes to grant an exception to these restrictions must be approved by yoyo21, and a compelling plan must be presented in order for the proposed exception to be granted.

Type Renaming Relocating Adding
Motorways
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Renumbering motorways is prohibited.
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Relocating motorways is permitted, although the nodes at the county/state lines should not be moved.
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Adding new motorways is prohibited (except for adding a second way to show the dual carriageway).
Motorway interchanges Emb-yellow.png Relocating and adding interchanges is permitted, provided no interchange is within 3 miles or 5 kilometers of another interchange. Most locations where motorways cross state highways should have an interchange.
Trunk Roads Emb-red.png Trunk roads are not used in West and East Massodeya.
Primary Highways
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Renumbering state highways is prohibited.
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Relocating primary highways is permitted, although the nodes at the county/state lines should not be moved.
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Adding new primary highways is prohbited (except for adding a second way to show a dual carriageway).
Secondary Highways Emb-yellow.png Secondary highways are permitted but should be used sparingly. Secondary highways can also be labeled as State Highways; however, route numbering should be consistent within each state. The state coordinator will be responsible for coordinating route numbers between county mappers. In West Massodeya, state highway numbers must be released by User:Yoyo21. The list is available here.
Tertiary Highways and below Emb-green.png No restrictions on all other highway types at this time.
Railways
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Renaming railways is prohibited.
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Relocating railways is prohibited, although adding nodes to smooth curves is allowed.
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Adding railways is permitted, provided the added railways are tagged as sidings, spurs, or yards and do not cross county lines. Railway stations should not be added without approval from the state coordinator.
Cities and Towns
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Renaming cities and towns is prohibited.
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Relocating cities and towns is prohibited.
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Adding cities and towns is prohibited.
Villages (population 2,500-10,000)
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Renaming villages is permitted but should be avoided.
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Relocating villages is permitted but should be avoided.
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Adding villages is permitted, but should be used sparingly.
Hamlets (population below 2,500) Emb-green.png There are no restrictions to adding, changing, or moving hamlets provided doing so does not break the county's population cap.
Airports Emb-yellow.png All counties are permitted to map small general aviation airports, which are restricted to a single runway of 5000 feet/1500 meters or less. Level 3 and Level 4 counties are permitted to map commercial airports (one per county).
Water bodies
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Renaming water bodies is prohibited.
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Relocating water bodies is prohibited, although shoreline modifications and minor changes to rivers and streams are permitted.
Emb-green.png Adding water bodies is permitted, provided they maintain the overall topography of the states.

Sunset Provisions

Following adoption of a county, mappers will have ownership of their county for at least three months (a "residency"). Mappers will be considered "active" if they make at least five edits in each month of their three-month residency period. Following the three-month period, one of the following will occur:

  • Mappers who have maintained "active" status for all three months of their residency and demonstrate a basic competency of American-style mapping can graduate and take ownership of a vacant FSA state, contingent on approval from the admin team. Graduated mappers are allowed to copy over some or all of their county mapping, although cities and towns must be renamed in the new state.
  • Mappers who have maintained "active" status for all three months of their residency but do not wish to graduate can also choose to maintain ownership of their county and continue mapping there until they become inactive. They can also apply to take ownership of a vacant non-FSA territory, contingent on approval from the admin team.
  • Mappers who were active in the first two months but inactive in the last month of the residency will be placed on probationary status. State coordinators will notify the mapper of their probationary status, but the mapper will maintain ownership of the county until the mapper has at least two months of inactivity in the county.
  • Mappers who were inactive in two consecutive months are considered to have vacated their county; the county will become available for new mappers to adopt.

County Guide

All counties have direct access to the state highway network; railway and motorway access is more limited. The counties are split into four groups, or "phases", to become available following assignment of territories in the previous phase. West Massodeya will be opened to development first.

West Massodeya (Phases I and II)
Name Map Largest City County Level Motorway Access Railway Access Population Cap Area (km²) Area (mi²) Status Owner Residency Date Notes
Drummond County Map Oirane Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 4,643.22 1,792.76 Available
Murphy County Map Westchester Level 1 No Yes 60,000 5,198.01 2,006.96 Active DudeMap555 2019-08-21 RK8754 will be allowed to perform edits
Moraine County Map Mossdale Level 1 No Yes 60,000 9,096.16 3,512.06 Active mapenthusiast7 2019-09-28
Massodeya County Map Belleville Level 1 No No 60,000 6,106.40 2,357.69 Active nichelyo 2019-10-09
McPearson County Map Huntington Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 7,149.12 2,760.29 Active Legendardisch 2019-09-07
Joseph County Map Gibson Level 1 No Yes 60,000 6,494.04 2,507.36 Active oof boi 2019-09-10
Caldwell County Map Caldwell City* Level 3 No Yes 300,000 9,323.17 3,599.70 Available
Henderson County Map East Thinis Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 8,271.54 3,193.66 Available
Mennowa County Map Riverview Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 4,320.63 1,668.20 Available
Bloomfield County Map Thomasburg Level 1 No Yes 60,000 4,665.24 1,801.26 Available
Huntington County Map Fort Graham Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 8,102.26 3,128.30 Available
Spring County Map Stentson Level 1 No No 60,000 4,233.40 1,634.52 Phase II - not yet available
Platt County Map New Burton Level 2 No Yes 150,000 6,395.92 2,469.48 Phase II - not yet available
Clark County Map Clark Center Level 1 No Yes 60,000 5,589.37 2,158.07 Phase II - not yet available
Fitzallen County Map Stratton Level 1 No Yes 60,000 8,604.80 3,322.33 Phase II - not yet available
Katz County Map Balaban Level 1 No Yes 60,000 6,023.96 2,325.86 Phase II - not yet available
Gramercy County Map Fairfield Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 7,250.75 2,799.53 Phase II - not yet available
Davis County Map Bridgeport Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 5,909.58 2,281.70 Phase II - not yet available
Two Rivers County Map Rollins Bridge Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 3,891.34 1,502.46 Phase II - not yet available
East Massodeya (Phases III and IV)
Name Map Largest City County Level Motorway Access Railway Access Population Cap Area (km²) Area (mi²) Status Owner Residency Date
Winburgh County Map Langford Level 1 No Yes 60,000 6,937.23 2,678.48 Phase III - not yet available
Richards County Map Strauss Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 6,958.28 2,686.61 Phase III - not yet available
Carnaby County Map Junction City Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 4,605.28 1,778.11 Phase III - not yet available
Michaels County Map Casparis* Level 3 No Yes 300,000 7,406.49 2,859.66 Phase III - not yet available
Schuyler County Map St. Mary Level 1 No Yes 60,000 4,922.78 1,900.69 Phase III - not yet available
Morgan County Map Morganville Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 9,892.34 3,819.46 Phase III - not yet available
Arphaxas County Map Michaelsford Level 1 No** No 60,000 6,712.37 2,591.66 Phase IV - not yet available
Hopkins County Map Hopkins Level 2 Yes Yes 150,000 5,152.83 1,989.52 Phase IV - not yet available
Ravinia County Map Winter Valley Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 20,602.38 7,954.62 Phase IV - not yet available
Danielson County Map Parkside Level 1 Yes Yes 60,000 8,805.28 3,399.74 Phase IV - not yet available
Carlyle County Map n/a Level 4 Yes Yes n/a 8,844.93 3,415.05 Phase IV - not yet available
Rogers County Map n/a Level 4 Yes No n/a 2,381.38 919.46 Phase IV - not yet available

** - Depending on whether Randalia connects to the Federal States motorway network and where that connection is made, this county may have motorway access.