[Tagging] place nodes for continents?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 7 13:47:15 UTC 2018


This would (only) be possible if there was a (at least one)
deterministic way of establishing the location of the boundary. Would
you base it on the admin boundaries, coastlines and established
baselines? The IHO definitions? 

Indeed, why not have a polygon for the Med? 

On 2018-08-07 13:17, djakk djakk wrote:

> Why not a big polygon for each continent, subcontinent, ocean, sea ... ? 
> 
> djakk 
> 
> Le mar. 7 août 2018 à 12:28, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> a écrit : 
> 
> As even continents now appear to be subjective, all uses of them should be associated with the chosen frame of reference, much like one always associates a currency with an amount. A given lump of rock can be in multiple continents, each with its own authority, all correct in their own ways. 
> 
> On 2018-08-07 11:48, Javier Sánchez Portero wrote: 
> 
> El mar., 7 ago. 2018 a las 10:33, Warin (<61sundowner at gmail.com>) escribió: 
> But "Officially, there is no centre of Australia." So say the experts. Probably because they cannot reach consensus, sounds familiar :) 
> 
> We are extending on the "centre" problem, but there aren't even a consensus in the number of continents. 
> 
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Systemes_de_continents.gif 
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