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New project included: Pinscher by Owen Reading

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A new, wonderfully detailed, computer-drawn addition to the urban geofiction collection: The city of Pinscher by Owen Reading with many different maps (e.g. a city centre map, a public transport map, a regional overview map). “Walk around” on the map …
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New city added: Paltialar by Jacob Burnley

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Jacob Burnley from Vancouver island in the very west of Canada is one of the youngsters under the urban geofiction contributors. Today, his wonderful city of Paltialar has been added to the urban geofiction collection—a nice addition to the group …
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New category “Urban legends” with a first story by M. Akkerman

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As all existing cities, also fictional cities can be described not only in a graphical way, but also with words: stories set in an imaginary city, describing the people living here, the atmosphere, the history, the problems and potentials of …
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New city by F. Nebel: Millionenstadt

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Based upon the setting of the famous German audio junior detective series “TKKG”, Felix Nebel has drawn the Millionenstadt (town of millions). As many other kids in German-speaking countries in the 80′s and 90′s, he became a fan of this …
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Opengeofiction – a collaborative platform for the creation of fictional maps

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Dear friends of Urban Geofiction, today, we would like to present to you a new collaborative platform for the creation of fictional maps: Opengeofiction – http://opengeofiction.net/ Using the tools of the Openstreetmap project – http://www.openstreetmap.org -, Opengeofiction offers, for everyone …
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Urban Geofiction in planning and education

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Fictional maps can be a useful playground or setting for workshops or teaching purposes in planning and education: Using an “empty” topographical map and let the people figure out where settlements are most likely to evolve, let the students figure …
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Ortsnamengenerator: A tool to create nice German fantasy town names

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Finding names for towns and villages is an important part of geofictional work. Sometimes, it seems like even more creativity and brainstorming is needed to find the right names than to imagine the topography, the streets and so on. So, …
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Two cities by Nicholas Deibler added: Anchester and Tiner

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Today, two new wonderful contributions to the urban geofiction collection have been published. It’s the hand-drawn maps of Anchester (Ontario, Canada) and Tiner (UK) by Nicholas Deibler. Have a look at these maps, which are perfect representations of the urban …
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Levengrand: Maps updated and new light-rail network map

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New versions of Levengrand maps by Tobias Schmalzl have been published on the Levengrand city page, including the brand new light-rail-network map. The light-rail network of Levengrand consists of 16 lines (16-31), operating in almost all districts of the city. …
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New city added: Los Angeles by L. Breska

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Another inspiring hand-drawn map: Los Angeles by Lucas Ezequiel Breska from Argentina. He drew a map of the city with many interesting details, as well as an overview map of the Greater Los Angeles region. Have a look! And by …
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