[Tagging] Disputed area

Eric SIBERT courrier at eric.sibert.fr
Sun Jul 19 08:38:25 UTC 2015

Hi folks,

The are many disputed areas in the world but I want to talk about a 
specific one : the Mont-Blanc area.

- Near the Mont-Blanc submit, there is a disputed area between France 
and Italia.
- Both governments agree that there is a dispute
- Both governments also decided not to solve the issue
- none of the country is really occupying the area. There is no police 
nor military forces, no building, no weather station, no flag. Rescue 
operations are operated jointly by the two countries on an area larger 
than the disputed one.
- the idea is that both countries will share sovereignty.
- so the disputed area will remain as such for a long term, not saying 
ad vitam æternam.

We would like to put this fact in OSM, as it is the view shared by both 

But we can also try to find a solution for more general cases, with 
non-pacific disputes, with one occupying country, territories wanting 
their independence...

Any suggestion?


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