[Tagging] Disputed area
courrier at eric.sibert.fr
Thu Jul 23 09:37:41 UTC 2015
Yes, some disputed areas are more stable and, in osm, one may focuses
first on it.
In a lot of cases, there is "de facto" one country administrating the
area. We should use the "de facto" aspect to draw a closed
Then we may add to the relation disputed areas with different roles
whenever they are inside or outside the "de facto" boundaries.
The disputed area may be itself defined by a relation including the
area, the boundaries claimed by each government and may be some tags
to indicate if the disputed area is recognized as such by each
government and/or attributed to one specific government by some
international organization (for "de jure" aspect?).
For my initial case (Mont-Blanc between fr and it), there is no "de
facto" occupying country. I would split the boundary into two branches
corresponding to each government claim. Define a disputed_area
- each branch
- the area
- claimed by France
- claimed by Italy
- dispute acknowledged by France
- dispute acknowledged by Italy
- dispute acknowledged by European Union
Put each branch in the corresponding country relations. Add to each
country relation a disputed_area_inside with the disputed relation.
The main drawback is that there is an overlap between France and Italy
that may stress some tools.
Gibraltar : there is a "de facto" occupying country. I would not split
the boundary into two branches. Define a disputed_area relation with:
- the UK branch surrounding Gibraltar
- the earth border between UK and Spain
- the area
- claimed by Spain
- dispute acknowledged by Spain
- dispute acknowledged by Uk
Maintain the earth border in the corresponding country relations.
Add to UK relation a disputed_area_inside with the disputed relation.
Add to Spain relation a disputed_area_outside with the disputed relation.
Area claimed by nobody between Egypt and Sudan?
Split the boundary into two branches according to each government.
Define a disputed_area relation with:
- the Sudan branch
- the Egypt branch
- the area
(no claim, no dispute acknowledgement).
Is such a schema suitable for the Indian/China case? Does is allow to
draw a map like the one presented?
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