[OSM-dev] Coastline changes Antarctica

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Mar 11 17:07:54 UTC 2013

> From: Jochen Topf [mailto:jochen at remote.org]
> Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 9:27 AM
> Subject: [OSM-dev] Coastline changes Antarctica
> Hi!
> In the course of the Antarctica coastline update (see
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Antarctica/Import_2013) we want to
> change how the coastline of Antarctica is represented in OSM.
> Specifically the coastline currently only works for the usual Mercator
> web maps but not other projections and we want to fix that.
> I have described the details in this blog post:
> http://blog.jochentopf.com/2013-03-11-state-of-the-osm-coastline.html
> Have a look at the chapter about Antarctica. (The other stuff might be
> interesting, too, though.)
> If you are extracting coastline data from OSM yourself, you should
> probably be aware of these issues.

How will these changes impact the coastline used for tile.openstreetmap.org?

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