As part of our ongoing experiment in mass OGF collaboration that is the FSA, it’s my privilege to announce the AR120-31 project, our first fully-open collaborative “blue” state. When it launches, AR120-31 will provide all OGF mappers a chance to participate in a part of the FSA project and introduce them to who we are and what we do, and ideally provide an easy pathway for more mappers to get involved in our other collaboratives or possibly to request their own state.
AR120-31 was chosen due to it’s large shape and wide variety of topography and land uses, with mountains in the north and east giving way to rolling plains in the south and west, with Massodeya City and its suburbs in the southwestern portion of the state.
To be clear, there’s no intention to make this a Commonian-style Wild West: initial infrastructure including motorways and railways will be mapped before the project opens to the public, and mappers will not be permitted to change these features, other than to add detail. As such, over the next few weeks, we will be selecting four project coordinators to oversee different areas of the state: northern rural, southern rural, suburban Massodeya City, and central Massodeya City. These coordinators will play an important role in soliciting input for the initial infrastructure in their areas before the project opens, and will oversee their ongoing development, up to and including working directly with these new mappers (and reverting any mapping that does not follow the project standards or vandalism, as needed). If you are interested in one of these coordinator roles or if you’d like more information on the project, send me a message in OGF by the end of this week (13 June).
Once coordinators are selected, we will have further opportunities for coordination (choosing a name, designing a state flag, concepts for Massodeya City, etc) later this month, with a targeted opening date of 1 July.
The FSA has never had a fully-open collaborative state before, and it’s entirely possible this will fail miserably. However, this can also be a great opportunity to get more mappers active and interested in the FSA project while creating something truly unique in OGF.
|Posted by TheMayor on 9 June 2020 at 22:00.|