[Tagging] boundary=aboriginal_lands versus boundary=protected_area

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 23 03:00:48 UTC 2014



I've read over both proposals, and both are getting long in the tooth.  I
realize that the former is slightly more commonly used, but neither have
much traction for use in strangely incongruous, overlapping areas that have
obscure and complicated legal status as indian nations have, though I think
it's time to just go with protected_area, protect_class=24 for this.

It's language neutral, culturally neutral, flexible to other protected
status (not necessarily political/cultural in nature) and just all around
seems like it's going to be easier to tag and for consumers to support and
less culturally weird (given that some regions prefer aboriginal, others
prefer indian, others feel uncomfortable with "native American" or "first
Canadian", and yet more insist on using specific tribe names).
Protected_area just solves a lot of the hubris and works for so many more
use cases.

Thoughts pro or con?
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