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0004912Dwarf FortressMap Featurespublic2011-10-02 04:242011-12-07 09:53
MaDeR Levap 
0004912: Placing farm plot on hidden areas allows detection of underground plants
It is possible to discover what is underground without actually digging with help of farm/road/zone designations. This includes discovering spoliers.
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http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=93694.0 [^]
After embark, b-p, make max width and height and go down. Your farm plot will change shape, if there are any caverns or other farmable features on this z-level in this place.
Paved roads and zones can be used to determine height where it is safe to mine out adamantine. This takes risk of digging said bluemetal away. I think this is sufficiently serious bug to warrant fixing it ASAP, before next release.
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related to 0004177resolved Toady One Designating removal of ramps highlights unrevealed ramps 
related to 0011181acknowledged Loci Designating large sections to mine can partially reveil caverns. 
Issue History
2011-10-02 04:24MaDeR LevapNew Issue
2011-10-02 06:07Knight OtuRelationship addedrelated to 0004177
2011-12-07 09:53FootkerchiefSummaryDwarven radar: you can see what is on uncovered parts of map. => Placing farm plot on hidden areas allows detection of underground plants
2018-04-25 17:21HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2019-11-20 13:10LociRelationship addedrelated to 0011181

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