[Tagging] Using multipolygons to map bays in Alaska

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 00:51:07 UTC 2018

On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:28 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> & I'll also add that if I'd done the amount of work that Daniel or Rober
> had, then someone came along, said "I don't agree with the way you've done
> that", & deleted it all, then I'd be extremely cheesed off! :-(

I'd find that bad enough even had he been right in his interpretation.
Given how he has explained
it so far, I don't see that he is (but that could simply be me being
incapable of following it).  His
interpretation seems to me to be, let's say, highly idiosyncratic: you're
not allowed to draw a border
out at sea because that's not verifiable, you have to imagine that same
border then do complicated
calculations based upon the imaginary border you haven't drawn in order to
place a node there; that
way it's much more verifiable because nobody can see where your imaginary
border was or if you did
the calculations correctly or if you just shoved the node there for
label-painting or even at random.
And if you based your border on out-of-copyright navigation charts showing
the sheltering extent of
the bay, or based it on depth readings, you're still wrong because reasons.

Given all that, I would find his behaviour unconscionable in a newbie, let
alone (if another poster here
was correct about this) a DWG member because it seems tantamount to
vandalism.  The fact that this
was done by a DWG member (if he is one) makes me reconsider how much effort
I'm willing to put
into mapping.  Maybe he, or somebody like him, will take issue with
something I've done and without
discussing it with me simply delete it.  Not ask me why I did it that way,
not suggest a better way of doing
it, not point me at a relevant wiki page backing his/her reasoning, just
delete it.  Then I'd go on
wasting my time merrily doing it the wrong way and he'd carry on merrily
deleting what I've done,
which is not very productive.

Perhaps he hasn't explained his reasoning simply enough that fools like me
can understand it.
Perhaps if he manages to do that I'll back him up on his decision and help
him go around deleting
the work of others.  Until and unless that happens, I'm feeling vicariously
cheesed off for Daniel.

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