OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Walkegan
Walkegan is mapped in a contemporary style (i.e., non-historic mapping). Unique to the Walkegan collaborative is the land allocation process: the state is divided into townships, which are each 36 square miles (6 miles x 6 miles); interested mappers can request contiguous groups of townships to develop and map. Larger urban areas and other areas of importance are intended to be collaborative, where multiple mappers can work together to create Walkegan's cities.
The state is divided into four phases of development, which will open over time based on interest and neighboring states.
- Phase 1, the southwest quadrant of the state, is opening first. This quadrant includes a variety of context areas including:
- the mid-size City of Miller (T16S R10W and surroundings);
- the "Big Island" natural area (T15S R13W and surroundings);
- commuter and industrial suburbs of Lake City;
- commuter and industrial suburbs of Gramercy;
- rural agricultural areas; and
- the small capital city of Finch Hill (T01S R07W).
- Phase 2a is located in the southeastern quadrant of the state and is expected to open after Phase 1. Phase 2a includes the mid-size city of Pike and commuter/industrial suburbs of Wallawaukee, as well as more agricultural areas.
- Phase 2b is located in the northwestern quadrant of the state, which includes the mid-size city of Gleason, agricultural areas, and some of what's likely the state's only hilly terrain along the Aquilia border. Note: Phase 2b may open before Phase 2a based on development patterns and continued vacancy of AR120-52.
- Phase 3 is expected to be the final portion of the state to open to mapping, including a new large city and what's tentatively expected to be a decaying "rust belt" industrial corridor along the river border with AR120-52. Phase 3 plans will be finalized in coordination with any future owner of AR120-52 before opening.
Please contact Ernestpcosby or TheMayor before editing in any townships, including collaboratives. Note that townships marked with an asterisk are not a full 36 square miles. Mappers are encouraged to request up to 9 contiguous townships which can be used to create a county. While township boundaries can (and should) be changed to reflect natural features such as rivers and streams, please do not move or delete any parts of the existing survey grid.
Key to colors:
- Orange: available, flexible primary land use
- Green: available, rural (average township population < 25,000)
- Yellow: available, suburban
- Blue: available, urban/industrial
- Purple: collaborative, urban/suburban
- Pink: collaborative, rural/natural
- Light Gray: claimed or unavailable
- Dark Gray: out of state/no land
|Waltaint County||T17S R09W, T17S R08W, T17S R07W, T18S R08W, T18S R07W||User:Lithium|
|Christopher County||T08S R14W, T08S R13W, T08S R12W, T09S R14W, T09S R13W, T09S R12W, T10S R14W, T10S R13W, T10S R12W||User:infinatious||Lake City suburbs and exurbs, agricultural area|
We are currently seeking suggestions and plans for the three Phase I collaborative areas: the state capital of Finch Hill; the Miller area; and the big island in Lake Sauganash. We welcome plans from any mapper, not just existing Walkegan (or even existing FSA) mappers. The Walkegan coordinators reserve the right to select a submitted plan with or without additional input from the OGF community.