[Tagging] place nodes for continents?

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:13:48 UTC 2018

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Javier Sánchez Portero <javiersanp at gmail.com>
> The same applies to other place nodes like oceans, seas, natural bays,
straits, etc.

At the risk of forking this discussion to another topic, I'd like to point
out that at least for oceans and major seas, bays, and straits, the
International Hydrographic Organization has defined them as specific
delimited areas.

For continents, nobody could even agree whether to treat North and South
America as separate continents or as just one continent named the Americas.
Not to mention whether to call the smallest continent as Australia,
Australasia, or Oceania. (And let's not forget the geological debate about
Zealandia.) On a more general note, are we talking about continent as a
geopolitical entity (Europe vs. Asia), or as a geological entity (Eurasia)?

I am in favor of removing these continent nodes. They are "simple" and few
enough that people who make maps and apps can decide how to treat them
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