[OSM-dev] What country is something in?

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Fri Oct 10 18:08:22 BST 2008

Marcus Wolschon wrote:

> It would be if we had polygons
> or complete relations containing all parts
> of a complete border.
> ...we don't have either.
> What we have are merely fragments of borders.

Like much in OSM, it's a case of "if you build it they will come". If  
someone were to provide such a service, perhaps (as Dave says) with a  
coastline checker-like tool to accompany it, you can bet that our  
mappers would take it on themselves to fix up borders.

It'd be a great addition - go for it, Roland.


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