OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Massodeya
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
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
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.
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.
|Motorway interchanges||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||Trunk roads are not used in West and East Massodeya.|
|Secondary Highways||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||No restrictions on all other highway types at this time.|
|Cities and Towns|
|Villages (population 2,500-10,000)|
|Hamlets (population below 2,500)||There are no restrictions to adding, changing, or moving hamlets provided doing so does not break the county's population cap.|
|Airports||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||Adding water bodies is permitted, provided they maintain the overall topography of the states.|
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.
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.
|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|
|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.