[Tagging] Disputed area

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 14:12:19 UTC 2015

My idea is to replace the use of 'inner', 'outer' (and the deprecated
'exclave', and 'enclave') roles in a type=boundary relation with
'defacto' and 'dejure' (or 'claimed') roles. The 'inner' and 'outer'
roles are very trivial to compute (assuming a relation is properly
constructed) and are actually redundant information.

As an example, let's take the McMahon Line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_Line For the Indian boundary
relation, the McMahon Line is 'dejure' and 'defacto', so this line
will be tagged as 'dejure'. For the Chinese boundary relation, the
McMahon Line which is part of the Actual Line of Control is tagged as
'defacto' while the claimed border south of the McMahon line is tagged
as 'dejure'

On 7/21/15, Eric Sibert <courrier at eric.sibert.fr> wrote:
>> One thing that perhaps might want to be captured in other disputes is
>> what happens when one country actually occupies and controls the
>> disputed territory.  There, there's a de facto border and a claim.
> Yes, I started with the easy case where not country is occupying the
> disputed area and both countries agree on the limits of the disputed
> area. There should be a similar case between USA and Canada for
> islands near Vancouver.
> Although not so completely pacific is the case of Perejil/Tourah
> island between Spain and Morocco with status quo and no one occupying
> it.
> In opposite there are a lot of claims that seems mostly theoretical
> like Spain other Gibraltar, Morocco other Ceuta and Melilla,
> Madagascar other Juan de Nova and Europa islands (both inhabited but
> controlled/administrated by France)...
> Tromelin island controlled by France but with fishing rights share
> with Maurice republic that is claiming the island.
> So I don't know were to put the limit on which territories should be
> tagged as disputed in OSM. May be we can start with areas recognized
> as such by booth governments and not occupies by any one :-p
> There is also the case of sea/water disputes like the one recently
> solved by international tribunal between Chile and Peru.
> Eric
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