OGF:Federal States/Dashboard

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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.

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Open Collaboratives

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.
OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-32 East Massodeya This state is reserved for a future Open Collaborative project.
AR120-31 Unknown Flag.png Michisaukee OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Michisaukee User:Yoyo21, User:Rhiney boi, User:Jbobinman, User:Lithium Open To All

Guided Collaboratives

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.

OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-01 Unknown Flag.png Huntington OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Huntington histor, Ernestpcosby This territory is currently accepting new mappers. Contact Ernestpcosby or histor.
AR120-11 NCflag.png New Carnaby OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/New Carnaby Easky30, histor, yoyo21 This territory is currently accepting new mappers. Visit OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/New Carnaby for more information.
AR120-33g Caldwell County, WM OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Massodeya/Caldwell yoyo21 This county is currently accepting new mappers. Contact yoyo21.
AR120-84 Unknown Flag.png Cosperica OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Cosperica wangi, oneofbeatlefan This state is currently accepting new mappers. Visit OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Cosperica.
AR120-91 Proposal astrasia1.jpg Alormen OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Alormen ruadh, newflanders This state is currently accepting new mappers. Contact ruadh or newflanders.
AR335 Arecales OGF:Federal States/Overseas Territories/AR335 Brunanter This territory is currently accepting new mappers. Contact Brunanter.

Limited Collaboratives

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.

OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-33 West Massodeya TBD This state currently has counties available. Visit the Overview Map to view and request vacant counties.

Closed Collaboratives

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.

OGF-ID State Collaboration Information Coordinators Status
AR120-19 DI flag.png 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.
AR120-43 Mennowa n/a Leowezy, Alessa This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR120-15 PA flag.png Passamaqueets n/a Zytik, htx, yoyo21 This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR120-45 Tennewaflag.png Tennewa n/a JoJoBa, oneofbeatlefan This is a partnership state and is not open to new mappers.
AR120-53 TennuckyStateFlag.png 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

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.

OGF-ID State State Plans Owner Updates
AR120-74 Template:Alcortez Wiki: User:Kevin J
OGF: Kevin J
AR120-72 Flag of Apawiland.png Apawiland Wiki: User:IiEarth
OGF: iiEarth
Development of Silverdale in the 1800s, rural mapping nearby.
AR120-07 Arghenna Flag.png Arghenna Wiki: User:Fluffr_Nuttr
OGF: Fluffr_Nuttr
Setting down statewide topography and hydrology, developing Dunchurch Metro
AR120-46 AquiliaFlag.svg Aquilia Wiki: User:Infrarrojo
OGF: Infrarrojo
AR120-17 AR120-17 Astrantia flag 1a.png Astrantia Wiki: User:Marcello
OGF: Marcello
AR120-82 Unknown Flag.png Atascadera Wiki: User:Davieerr
OGF: Davieerr
AR120-83 Unknown Flag.png Belirias Wiki: User:Johnny
OGF: Johnny
AR120-76 Template:Clamash Wiki: User:Glauber
OGF: Glauber
AR120-87 Unknown Flag.png Costa Dorada Wiki: User:GeoKyle
OGF: GeoKyle
AR120-12 Flag of culpepper.png Culpepper Wiki: User:whateversusan
OGF: whateversusan
Working on the suburbs of Hearthsbridge.
AR120-23 EYflag.png Elway Wiki: User:BMSOUZA
OGF: BMSOUZA
AR120-18 FellshireFlag.png Fellshire Wiki: User:Yoyo21
OGF: yoyo21
Working on Otisport.
AR120-08 Unknown Flag.png Gilliad Wiki: User:Jarrodcamo
OGF: Jarrodcamo
AR120-34 GnaereyTerritoryFlag.svg Gnaerey Wiki: User:Toadwart
OGF: Toadwart
AR120-24 Flag of Laine.png Laine Wiki: User:Ifgus
OGF: ifgus
AR120-58 Luciano Flag Makaska 01.png Makaska Wiki: User:Luciano
OGF: 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 Flag.png Midesapa Wiki: User:Theruler
OGF: theruler
AR120-55 Minnonigan Flag.png Minnonigan Wiki: User:TheMayor
OGF: TheMayor
Rural roadway and railway mapping in upstate Minnonigan.
AR120-04 Flag v2.png Newlynn Wiki: User:PColumbus73
OGF: PColumbus73
Primary focus is on adding farmlands and building up the rural roads and communities across the state.
AR120-36 Nipewaflag.jpg Nipewa Wiki: User:plainoldbread
OGF: plainoldbread
AR120-61 Unknown Flag.png Nishowigan Wiki: User:Trombonist2003
OGF: Trombonist2003
AR120-03 Oakhillflag.png Oakhill Wiki: User:histor
OGF: histor
The town of Aerwinya
AR120-13 Oakley Wiki: User:Katraiba Republic
OGF: Katraiba Republic
AR120-52 Ar120SampleFlag014.png Oronotia Wiki: User:Jbobinman
OGF: jbobinman
AR120-42 Osaquoya-flag3.png Osaquoya Wiki: David F
OGF: David F
AR120-09 PenquissetStateFlag.png Penquisset Wiki: User:Zytik
OGF: Zytik
Current Active Projects:
AR120-71 Template:Riopoderos Wiki: User:Geoc3ladus
OGF: Geoc3ladus
AR120-54 Seneppi State Flag2.png Seneppi User:Ernestpcosby/Sandbox/Seneppi Wiki: User:Ernestpcosby
OGF: 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 Flag of Sierra.png Sierra Wiki: User:Brunanter
OGF: Brunanter
AR120-81 FLAGTAU.png Tauhon Wiki: User:htx
OGF: htx
AR120-92 Unknown Flag.png Tejoma Wiki: User:elindio23
OGF: elindio23
AR120-86 Tempache flag.png Tempache Wiki: User:Infinatious
OGF: infinatious
AR120-14 Template:Thermond Wiki: User:Drogda
OGF: Drogda
AR120-16 AR120-Option17-flag.png Trinity Island Wiki: User:Mapping Expert
OGF: Mapping Expert
AR120-47 WahaujaFlag.png Wahauja Wiki: User:Rhiney boi
OGF: Rhiney boi
AR120-06 WhitestoneFlag.png Whitestone Wiki: User:Z11
OGF: Z11
AR120-57 WychelleStateFlag.png Wychelle Wiki: User:CartographerKing
OGF: 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.

OGF-ID State Feature Committee(s) Notes
AR120-05 none Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-21 none Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-22 none Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-26 Mountain Range B Reserved, future project
AR120-27 Mountain Range B Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-28 Mountain Range B Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-35 River 2, Mountain Range B Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-37 Mountain Range B Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-44 none Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-48 Lake 1, River 1 Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-56 Lake 2 Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-59 Lake 2 Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.
AR120-73 Mountain Range A Available for intermediate/advanced mappers.

Action Items

Current Votes

  • Closes 31 Jan 2021: FSA Coordinator Community Recommendation - General Ballot
  • Stateowners should check their OGF inboxes for more information.

Current Initiatives

Recent FSA News

  • 2020-12-16: Applications now open for new FSA Coordinator
  • The current FSA Coordinator has announced their intent to step down at the end of the current six-month term, which ends in February 2021. See below for more information.

Project Coordinator's Message

  • While it has been a pleasure to serve as the FSA Coordinator for the last two years, I am announcing my intent to step down as FSA Coordinator when the current six-month term ends in February 2021. (I am not leaving the project, and I am willing to stay on for an additional six-month term if a suitable replacement is not available.) Mappers who are interested in becoming the next FSA Coordinator should complete this questionnaire by 31 Dec 2020. More information about the process is below. -TheMayor (talk) 19:58, 16 December 2020 (CET)

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 Leadership

Current Coordinator

The current FSA Coordinator is TheMayor, who has served since the original FSA Coordinator Luciano stepped down in 2019. TheMayor has announced an intention to step down in February 2021.

About the Role

The FSA Project Coordinator is officially chosen by the OGF admin team, who retains full control over the role and may select or replace a project coordinator as they see fit. The FSA Coordinator is also accountable to the FSA community via regular six-month votes of confidence among FSA stateowners. These votes of confidence (VOCs) operate as follows:

  • If the FSA Coordinator receives a supermajority (75% or more) vote of confidence from stateowners, the FSA Coordinator is automatically recommended to be retained for the next six month "term".
  • If the FSA Coordinator receives a majority, but not a supermajority (50%-75%) vote of confidence from stateowners, additional candidates for the role will be encouraged to submit their intent to succeed the current FSA Coordinator.
  • If the FSA Coordinator does not have a majority vote of confidence from the FSA community, the FSA Coordinator is encouraged to step down and have the OGF admin team select a new project coordinator.

Votes of confidence occur in February and August of each year.

Vacancy Procedures

The OGF admin team retains the right to place or remove an FSA Coordinator at any time as they see fit. For the upcoming February 2021 vacancy, interested mappers completed a questionnaire in advance of the primary ballot, which is currently active.

For the February 2021 vacancy, stateowners were invited to complete a primary ballot. On this primary ballot, each "candidate" was subject to an up/down vote of confidence, where FSA voters can vote on whether they feel that candidate would be a suitable FSA Coordinator, irrespective of the other mappers on the ballot. To be eligible for the General Ballot, candidates must have received at least a 75% supermajority vote of confidence to be considered.

A general ballot is now open that will determine the FSA community's recommended candidate to the be next FSA Coordinator. The OGF admin team is in no way obligated to select the FSA community's picks, but they are encouraged to consider the results of the ballot when selecting or retaining the FSA Coordinator. FSA stateowners also have the option of selecting "none of these candidates" as an option on the general ballot. The general ballot is open through 31 Jan 2021 and uses an instant-runoff ballot to ensure that the final recommended candidate does receive a majority vote.

Current Nominees

The results of the current questionnaire will be posted here as they are received. The ballot period is now open; stateowners should check their OGF inboxes for more information and ballot access.

Davieerr

Did not receive 75% of primary ballots.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 2-4 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? 3-6 months
  • What is your FSA state? Atascadera
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? At least once a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "1. Guarantee that the FSA keeps itself inspired by American mapping, but also guaranteeing originality and creativity. 2. Regional cooperation/planning being priority for mapping. 3. Maintain the project alive all-together."
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "The lack of involvement, specially in certain areas of the country."
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? Yes
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? Yes, I would step down from other OGF duties to manage the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "Listening to both sides, then seeing if there is a middle-ground that can be reached. If no middle ground is possible, analyze the general situation and how would that affect the region in general and make the decision that projects the integrity of the region's mapping/collaboration."
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "Is something bigger that just an american-inspired territory, is a place that tries to understand why the US is what it is, to be able to create something original. Part of working in the FSA is about dissecting and understanding the world around us to be able to map with coherence."
Fluffr_Nuttr

On the general ballot.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 2-4 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? More than 2 years
  • What is your FSA state? Arghenna
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? Several times a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "As coordinator, I'd focus on 1) continuing to foster discussion and collaboration between participants, both on and off-wiki; 2) Reviving the Federal States wiki page and the OGF:Namespace; and 3) Listening to the opinions and recommendations of the people involved in this project so we can keep it as a nice, chill place."
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "The main wiki page has always been a bit unorganized, and I think as a community it'd be nice to come together and make something that looks like an actual Wikipedia page."
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? No
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? n/a – I do not map outside the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "I'd listen to both sides of the argument, taking into consideration what would be best for the region/country as a whole, and hopefully find a comprimise."
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "The diversity. There are so many different styles and perspectives put into these little pieces of an imaginary America. And still, we're all able to come together and give each other advice and collaborate, helping our country grow as a whole."
jbobinman

Did not receive 75% of primary ballots.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 2-4 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? 6-12 months
  • What is your FSA state? Oronotia
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? Several times a week
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "Collaboration, Morale, Activity."
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "Low regional activity levels (e.g. "East Coast Slack")"
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? No
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? n/a – I do not map outside the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "Depends on the scale of the incident, but I'd try to push a compromise between the two."
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "The collaboration (subject to regions). Being surrounded by a welcoming environment."
David F

Did not receive 75% of primary ballots.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 1-2 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? Less than 3 months
  • What is your FSA state? Osaquoya
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? Several times a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "1. Encourage mapping in untouched areas 2. Get East Massodeya up and running 3. Attract potential stateowners to Michisaukee as means to open them up to mapping in the FSA"
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "I'd put in place shorter primary FSA routes, mostly to serve as a direct link between cities with no direct route between each other"
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? No
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? n/a – I do not map outside the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "attempt to reach a compromise between the two state owners if at all possible"
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "being able to work with neighbors to create a great project at large"
MiePrzKom

Did not receive 75% of primary ballots.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 3-6 months
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? I have not mapped in the FSA
  • What is your FSA state? n/a [Note: MiePrzKom is an Ardencia mapper]
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? At least once a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "stop any conflicts between state owners, clean up railways and highways, make FSA look even more realistic"
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "giant West Massodeya-Eustacia wasteland"
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? Yes
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? Yes, I would step down from other OGF duties to manage the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "Ask each other for their version and propose a compromise or see, who is right."
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "big number of active users in FSA, that I could cooperate with"
yoyo21

On the general ballot.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? More than 4 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? More than 2 years
  • What is your FSA state? Fellshire
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? At least once a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "I would expand the current motor trail system, encourage mappers to collaborate with their neighbors and regions, and promote development of Federal States wiki pages."
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "I would want the collaborative states to become more active than they are currently."
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? Yes
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? Yes, I would step down from other OGF duties to manage the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "I would attempt to find a compromise, but if none is able to be reached, pick the side that has the more realistic proposal. If the disagreement leads to problems on a national scale, I would open up the discussion to the FSA community.”
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "There's nothing like it in OGF, a successful project with so many different mappers and mapping styles and it all blends together pretty well to create a unique and realistic country."
Brunanter

On the general ballot.

  • How long have you been an OGF mapper? 2-4 years
  • How long have you mapped in the FSA? 1-2 years
  • What is your FSA state? Sierra
  • How frequently do you log into OGF? At least once a day
  • As FSA Coordinator, what would your top three priorities be? "promote natural mapping, work with other FSAers to find suitable mappers for unclaimed states, promote FSA to the OGF world"
  • If you could change one thing about the FSA, what would it be? "number of states"
  • Do you currently map anywhere in OGF outside of the FSA? Yes
  • If the OGF admin team required you to step down from any or all other OGF projects before allowing you to become the new FSA Coordinator, would you still accept the role? Yes, I would step down from other OGF duties to manage the FSA
  • Briefly describe how you would handle a disagreement between two stateowners. "try and find a civil solution, starting with the provided facts and help them to find a way to come to agreeable terms without escalation"
  • What is your favorite part about being a part of the FSA project? "the variety in mapping and ideas"

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

About Us

  • Federal States - Official wiki page for the Federal States of Archanta. State-owners should make sure the information regarding their state is correct.
  • OGF:Federal States - Information for mappers who would like to get involved in the FSA project.
  • OGF:Federal States/State profiles - Information about each state, from each state's owner(s).

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