rules:regions

Regions

The whole world is divided into regions. Most regions are political. A region can have sub regions. The biggest regions are states (e.g. Germany). These are mostly divided into smaller regions, like federal states (e.g. Bavaria). The number of lower levels differs from country to country (it could be up to 7 or more sub levels).

To obtain this division tree we use OpenStreetmap data via Nominatim Services.

Each such region can generate up to two bonus badges.

  • one Ruler, for the player who has the most badge value in that region,
  • one Mapper, for the player who has visited the most quadrants in that region.

If you long press on an already played quadrant in the app you see the hierachy of regions this quadrant belongs to (from d0 = country level at the bottom till d4 / d5 / d6 at the top). The name of the region can have a suffix:

  • [R-] if the region has got already a ruler badge
  • [-M] if the region has got a mapper badge
  • [RM] if the region has got both the ruler badge and the mapper badge.

Note: The list of regions to score, i.e. generate such badges, is manually redacted based on play activity and depth in hierarchy among other criteria. A part of this decision process is visualized on these page: Region Badges Preview. Also see the corresponding part of our FAQ.

Note: There is a time delay for mapper badges. This is for a bit of data hiding and (some kind of) privacy, as a mapper badge actually indicates, you have played in that place, unlike ruler badges which might go to players who have never been in that particular region, but their badges have been dropped by other players.

Note: When a new player starts playing, their first two regions are “activated” even if there is less activity than would usually be required to award badges. This is to encourage new players and adapt the number of regions locally.

To determine to which region a quadrant belongs, Badgers actually uses OSM service Nominatim. Such a mapping can be non unique, i.e. some quadrants overlap two or more regions. To get a one to one correspondence, the region of the center of a quadrant in the sense of Nominatim is considered the region a quadrant belongs to. Ah, well, and sometimes, if it is feasible or way too bad, we manually improve Nominatim mappings in our database.

#Mapper of Dinant to #gotchas.
15.04.2024

Player gotchas takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Gemeinde St. Pölten to #4N3G4ZPK.
15.04.2024

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Osternienburger Land to #olilo.
15.04.2024

Player olilo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Santa Cruz to #Ellikatz.
15.04.2024

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Tournai to #Heisenberg.
15.04.2024

Player Heisenberg takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Estaimpuis to #Heisenberg.
15.04.2024

Player Heisenberg takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Burg to #Ellikatz.
15.04.2024

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge to #Saniafeh.
15.04.2024

Player Saniafeh takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Neustadt to #VincentVega23.
15.04.2024

Player VincentVega23 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Duisburg-Mitte to #Phii.
15.04.2024

Player Phii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of South-City-Bult to #Busterania.
15.04.2024

Player Busterania takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Veldensteiner Forst to #InI4.
15.04.2024

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Bayreuth to #Kosmokrat.
15.04.2024

Player Kosmokrat takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bayreuth to #Kosmokrat.
15.04.2024

Player Kosmokrat takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt to #AleksUA.
15.04.2024

Player AleksUA takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Dachau to #Kosmokrat.
15.04.2024

Player Kosmokrat takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Nürnberger Land to #Kosmokrat.
15.04.2024

Player Kosmokrat takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Neunhofer Forst to #color_poisoning.
15.04.2024

Player color_poisoning takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kraftshofer Forst to #InI4.
15.04.2024

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Potsdam to #DasUmmi.
15.04.2024

Player DasUmmi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

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