[OSM-dev] disputed areas

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Feb 10 23:40:00 GMT 2008


On 10 Feb 2008, at 22:38, Frederik Ramm wrote:

> Hi,
>
>>> Can't we just let one of them get bored?
>>
>> Only if we don't actually care about our map being accurate to the  
>> rules
>> we decide.
>
> There are many other places where our map is not accurate to te rules
> we decide, and where we can actually do something about it ;-)
>
> I think we should keep the issue in mind during further API design
> work, and try to build mechanisms that help us cope with situations
> like these, but I don't see the urgency either.
>
> I still like my idea of not showing Cyprus at all, but if that's not
> feasible then let us just ignore the issue for the time being.
>
> Any mechanism that forces us, as a community, to take sides (i.e.
> decide what the "correct" tagging should be) would set a dangerous
> precedent and require a well-crafted decision-making process in the
> community. (For example: do I, never having set foot on Cyprus, have a
> say in the issue?) I don't think we are up to that, yet, and we should
> certainly not rush out some rules that haunt us later.
>
> [..]

How about rendering both names?
Of course you then get into the problem of which name is above/below  
or left/right?

Shaun

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