[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Mapping disputed boundaries

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 09:19:09 UTC 2018

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:06 AM Johnparis <okosm at johnfreed.com> wrote:\

> The question of "physical control" is, I believe, not at issue. The fact that Russia exercises physical control is precisely what Ukraine objects to. So both sides agree that Russia has physical control of Ukraine. But if there were a dispute, again from the proposal: Disputes about which claiming entity, if any, exercises control over a particular territory can be resolved by the OSM Institutions (meaning the OSMF or the DWG). The criterion of "most widely internationally recognised", and how it might conflict with the criterion of "best meets realities on the ground", is at issue. So the de facto situation remains one that the OSM Institutions would have to resolve. When resolved, the de facto border would get the "boundary:status=osm_designated" tag, which essentially makes it "not subject to change" (by ordinary mappers, anyway).

>From https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Kilkenni/diary/47017#comment43421
I understand that the notion using  "physical control" to define the
border is the problem.


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