This page is intended to be a one-stop portal for all mappers of the Federal States. This page is maintained by the FSA Project Coordinator, although all FSA mappers are welcome to edit as needed.
- 1 State Directory
- 2 Action Items
- 3 About the Project
- 4 FSA on the Wiki
Open Collaboratives are open to all OGF mappers, with the following constraints:
- All mappers are encouraged to check the existing state plans before editing to ensure new mapping complies with the overall vision for the state.
- Motorways, railways, and major waterways should not be altered, except to add more detail.
- New cities with a population larger than 100,000 are not permitted. New cities with a population larger than 50,000 must be approved by a state coordinator first.
- Coordinators may revert edits of non-conforming changes.
|AR120-31||Michisaukee||OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Michisaukee||User:Yoyo21, User:Rhiney boi, User:Jbobinman, User:Lithium||Open To All|
Guided Collaboratives are official FSA collaborative projects, most of which date back to the FSA's launch and are intended to showcase the best collaborative mapping in the nation. Coordinators oversee the planning and mapping of each Guided Collaborative state, although some decisions may be considered national issues decided by the FSA community as a whole. New mappers must contact state coordinators before mapping in these states.
Limited Collaboratives are semi-private FSA collaborative projects: mappers are assigned a county in a Limited Collaborative state by the admin team through the usual territory request procedures. Mappers are expected to collaborate with neighboring counties and follow the overall state plan, but are otherwise pretty free to map their county as they see fit.
|AR120-32||East Massodeya||OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Massodeya||This state is reserved for a future Limited Collaborative project.|
|AR120-33||West Massodeya||yoyo21||This state currently has counties available. Visit the Overview Map to view and request vacant counties.|
Closed Collaboratives are private FSA collaborative projects that are fully organized, planned, and mapped by two or more mappers, with (applicant state) or without (partnership state) the opportunity for other mappers to potentially join the project. In Applicant States, new mappers must apply to map in the state and may be approved or denied by the state's coordinators.
|AR120-19||Delenshire Islands||Talk:Delenshire Islands||Whateversusan||This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join the Delenshire Islands. Contact whateversusan.|
|AR120-25||Eustacia||OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Eustacia||Infrarrojo, Fluffr_Nuttr||This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join Eustacia. Visit OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Eustacia for more information.|
|AR120-45||Tennewa||n/a||JoJoBa, oneofbeatlefan||This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.|
|AR120-53||Walkegan||OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Walkegan||Ernestpcosby, TheMayor||This is an applicant state and mappers may request permission to join Walkegan. Contact Ernestpcosby or TheMayor.|
Non-Collaboratives are private FSA states held by an individual owner. While these owners are fully expected to collaborate with neighboring states and with the FSA community as a whole, these states are generally mapped exclusively by its sole owner.
|AR120-72||Apawiland|| Wiki: User:IiEarth
|Development of Silverdale in the 1800s, rural mapping nearby.|
|AR120-07||Arghenna|| Wiki: User:Fluffr_Nuttr
|Setting down statewide topography and hydrology, developing Dunchurch Metro|
|AR120-46||Aquilia|| Wiki: User:Infrarrojo
|AR120-17||Astrantia|| Wiki: User:Marcello
|AR120-82||Atascadera|| Wiki: User:Davieerr
|AR120-83||Belirias|| Wiki: User:Johnny
|AR120-22||Boscainifornio|| Wiki: User:TBMap
|AR120-27||Caroline|| Wiki: User:Abdy
|AR120-87||Costa Dorada|| Wiki: User:GeoKyle
|AR120-12||Culpepper|| Wiki: User:whateversusan
|Working on the suburbs of Hearthsbridge.|
|AR120-23||Elway|| Wiki: User:BMSOUZA
|AR120-18||Fellshire|| Wiki: User:Yoyo21
|Working on Otisport.|
|AR120-08||Gilliad|| Wiki: User:Jarrodcamo
|AR120-34||Gnaerey|| Wiki: User:Toadwart
|AR120-24||Laine|| Wiki: User:Ifgus
|AR120-58||Makaska|| Wiki: User:Luciano
|A focused "historical approach" for Ohunkagan region. The idea: only map things up to "1880 snapshot": basic landuse (towns, agriculture, forests) for four parishes (counties): La Porte, Swift, Iyotanhaha, Elizabeth. Currently ~40% complete. State ~90% complete on topo/hydrology.|
|AR120-51||Midesapa|| Wiki: User:Theruler
|AR120-55||Minnonigan|| Wiki: User:TheMayor
|Rural roadway and railway mapping in upstate Minnonigan.|
|AR120-14||Mocoquin|| Wiki: User:Megacity2005Creator
|Wiping previous owner's mapping. Shaping coastline, mountains.|
|AR120-21||Natrinia|| Wiki: User:Pw1010
|AR120-04||Newlynn|| Wiki: User:PColumbus73
|Primary focus is on adding farmlands and building up the rural roads and communities across the state.|
|AR120-36||Nipewa|| Wiki: User:plainoldbread
|AR120-61||Nishowigan|| Wiki: User:Trombonist2003
|AR120-03||Oakhill|| Wiki: User:histor
|The town of Aerwinya|
|AR120-52||Oronotia|| Wiki: User:Jbobinman
|AR120-52||Oronotia|| Wiki: User:Jbobinman
|AR120-42||Osaquoya|| Wiki: David F
OGF: David F
|AR120-09||Penquisset|| Wiki: User:Zytik
|Current Active Projects:|
|AR120-54||Seneppi||User:Ernestpcosby/Sandbox/Seneppi|| Wiki: User:Ernestpcosby
|Using the extra time on the computer to working on details, across the state but especially in the Wallawaukee metro area. Adding detail to streets/subway stops, stores, franchises, etc.|
|AR120-75||Sierra|| Wiki: User:Brunanter
|AR120-81||Tauhon|| Wiki: User:htx
|AR120-92||Tejoma|| Wiki: User:elindio23
|AR120-86||Tempache|| Wiki: User:Infinatious
|AR120-73||Tierra Alta|| Wiki: User:Rustem Pasha
OGF: Rustem Pasha
|AR120-16||Trinity Island|| Wiki: User:Mapping Expert
OGF: Mapping Expert
|AR120-47||Wahauja|| Wiki: User:Rhiney boi
OGF: Rhiney boi
|AR120-06||Whitestone|| Wiki: User:Z11
|AR120-28||Wilthamshire|| Wiki: User:IBallasticwolf2
|AR120-57||Wychelle|| Wiki: User:CartographerKing
|Wytusky Metro: ~50% finished (Details, Sprawl, Tweaks, and Farmland Need Done), St Bernards Metro: ~10% finished (Road Layout, Details, Farmland, Industry, Trains, Sprawl Need Done), Mixed Rural Towns: 2% done (Parks Bend 90% Finished), Barre Harbor Metro: 1% finished (Existing Work Is All Thats Done)|
Inactive and Vacant States
To request a vacant state, mappers should follow the standard OGF:Territory assignment process.
|AR120-05||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-13||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-26||Mountain Range B||Reserved, future project|
|AR120-35||River 2, Mountain Range B||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-37||Lake 2, Mountain Range B||Reserved|
|AR120-44||none||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-48||Lake 1, River 1||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-59||Lake 2||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-71||Mountain Range A||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-74||Mountain Range A||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
|AR120-76||Mountain Range A||Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.|
- No current votes.
- No closing date: FSA History Committees see OGF:Federal States/History and this forum thread
- No closing date: FSA Government Structure Discussion (more information on the forum and now at OGF:Federal States/Government.)
- No closing date: FSA Military Discussion see this forum thread
Recent FSA News
- 2020-09-15: National Park Nominations Open
- The nomination period for the first round of National Parks (and other areas of National significance) is now open and will run through 31 JJan, with approval votes occurring concurrently with the next FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence. More information can be found at OGF:Federal States/National Parks.
Project Coordinator's Message
- National Park nominations are open, and we're still seeking volunteers to participate in the military committee. Please message me in OGF if you are interested in either project. -TheMayor (talk) 22:12, 15 September 2020 (CEST)
About the Project
The Federal States of Archanta is a unique project within the OpenGeofiction community. The FSA is a single nation comprised of 62 states (and a few territories) mapped in a North American style. Within OGF, states are allocated similar to other nations; however, each stateowner is responsible for collaborating closely with neighbors and articipating in national discussions and initiatives to guide the overall mapping development of the nation.
- FSA Project Coordinator: TheMayor
- FSA Documentation Coordinator: Yoyo21
- FSA Inter-State Coordinator: vacant
Rights and Responsibilities of FSA Mappers
The following is an overview of the expectations of mappers in the FSA, and basic information about the FSA's organizational structure.
- The AR120 project, also known as the Federal States of Archanta, is an American-style country that is also one of the OGF community's largest collaborative mapping projects. All mappers of any skill level are welcome and encouraged to participate.
- State owners have additional responsibilities above and beyond collaborative participants. The right to own a state is not absolute and can be revoked with just cause by the OGF admin team.
- As part of this collaborative nation, state owners are expected to participate actively; maintain the national cohesion of the country; and coordinate with neighboring state owners on interstate issues.
- Matters of national importance are determined by discussion and consensus of the various state owners in the AR120 forum. In these discussions, each mapper is treated fairly and equally, and each mapper is able to have their opinion heard, respected, and considered; however, all mappers are expected to abide by the final consensus.
- The FSA Coordinator is responsible for organizing and maintaining these discussions and helps to build consensus on national issues. As a state owner, the coordinator is able to express his or her opinion in discussions and is expected to facilitate consensus-building exercises, but is not able to unilaterally veto or approve any recommendations without a consensus among the other state owners. The FSA Coordinator is not a member of the OGF admin team and is subject to a Vote of Confidence among the mappers of the FSA every six months.
- All state owners are expected to adhere to these rights and responsibilities, in addition to the standard OGF community rules. Ownership of a state can be revoked by the OGF admin team at any time for just cause.
- All matters of state ownership, including adoption and expulsion procedures, are exclusively the responsibility of the OGF admin team. The admin team is not bound by the rights and responsibilities included in this list.
- When a new mapper takes ownership of a state that was previously mapped, all existing mapping that the mapper does not wish to retain must be offered for adoption and relocation by other mappers before being deleted. Some mapped areas may be deemed areas of national interest whose alteration or removal may be restricted or prohibited.
- All mapping is expected to be in a realistic North American style, predominantly mapped in Ingerish (English). Areas with historic influences may be mapped in indigenous or other colonial languages.
- The sovereignty of each state mapper is an essential part of this unique national collaborative. Any mapping that otherwise complies with the above rights and responsibilities is encouraged and should be protected from any outside interference.
Turnover Procedure and Green State Etiquette
For various reasons, occasionally a state may "turnover" and revert from an owned state to a vacant state. As the FSA is a unique large collaborative project, there are additional guidelines for dealing with mapping from previous stateowners in a vacant state. When a state does become vacant, the following steps occur:
- The state will be reviewed to determine if any parts of the existing mapping should be considered areas of national interest that the next mapper will be required to maintain in some way. "Areas of national interest" include, but are not limited to, major map features that have a direct impact on other states or the FSA's history as a whole (large cities, military facilities, significant topography, etc.) and areas that are mapped in detail and high quality.
- If the mapper vacates a state while in good standing (generally meaning not due to inactivity or an admin team eviction decision), the vacated mapper may be permitted to take some of their mapping with them to their new state or territory. Areas of national interest will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
- While the state is vacant, existing mapping will remain and is not to be edited or changed by any mapper; however, per the agreed-upon rail company framework, new interstate railways can be mapped in states with pre-existing railway infrastructure. Vacant states with little or no existing development should remain a "blank slate" for the next mapper.
- When a new stateowner has been identified, they are permitted to keep any and all existing mapping and are generally welcome to add, edit, change, or delete existing mapping as they see fit, except any previously identified areas of national interest. New stateowners should consult with neighboring states and the FSA community as a whole before significantly changing interstate facilities such as motorways and railways.
- If the new stateowner chooses to do any large-scale deletion of mapped features, the new stateowner is required to offer said mapping to other FSA stateowners before final deletion, preferably via the FSA forum. Adopted mapping is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If no mappers wish to claim the affected areas within a reasonable amount of time (a week is recommended, but no less than three days), the mapping can be deleted.
Mappers who are interested in requesting a vacant state are welcome and encouraged to directly contact the FSA Coordinator for more information and recommendations before officially submitting a request to the OGF admin team.
FSA on the Wiki
- Federal States - Official wiki page for the Federal States of Archanta. State-owners should make sure the information regarding their state is correct.
- FSA Forum - Official forum section for Federal States discussions.
- OGF:Federal States - Information for mappers who would like to get involved in the FSA project.
- OGF:Federal States/Archive - Documents important decisions made in the development of the FSA project.
- OGF:Federal States/Franchises - List of franchises in the FSA to aid in mapping.
- OGF:Federal States/Government - Information about the government structure of the FSA, including past chief executives.
- OGF:Federal States/Highways - Information and collaboration regarding the Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network, the FSA's inter-state motorway system.
- OGF:Federal States/History - Information and collaboration regarding the history of the FSA.
- OGF:Federal States/Important Persons - List of important persons in FSA history.
- OGF:Federal States/International Relations - Information about embassies and consulates in the FSA and the FSA's diplomatic presence abroad.
- OGF:Federal States/National Parks - A listing of our (future) National Park System and current nominees.
- OGF:Federal States/Natural features - Collaboration page for naming large natural features (mountain ranges, significant rivers, the lakes, etc.) in the FSA.
- OGF:Federal States/Railways/Companies - A listing of railway companies in the Federal States, and information on how railway companies are formed and managed throughout the country.
- OGF:Federal States/Railways/Resources - Archived previous discussions about railways in the Federal States, and information on how to properly map and tag railways.
- OGF:Federal States/State profiles - Information about each state, from each state's owner(s).
- OGF:Federal States/Help desk - Ask for help and/or offer assistance to other FSA mappers.
- OGF:Federal States/Regional coordination - Listing of regional coordination groups throughout the FSA.
- OGF:Federal States/Sports - List of sports teams in the FSA. While mappers are welcome to add sporting teams from their state to their list, note that the FSA does not yet have any official sports leagues, and will not organize any sporting leagues until more active mappers have joined the project.