[Tagging] Add some tag to identify disputed borders ?

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 17:16:20 UTC 2018


Another related issue -- maritime disputed borders. In the case of Crimea,
the disputed border with Russia is over water, thus not showing clearly in
many renderings, and over land with Ukraine, showing as a solid line - thus
appearing to side with the Russian interpretation.

A while ago Paul Norman wrote osmborder tool to help with the disputed and
maritime border rendering [1].  His tool mostly uses disputed=yes . The big
problem with rendering was that multiple borders
(city/county/state/country) were all overlapping one on top of the other,
producing a solid line. Instead, when drawing there should always be just
one line with the lowest admin level.

[1]:  https://github.com/pnorman/osmborder

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM Noémie Lehuby <n.lehuby at qwant.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> There seems to be no actual consensus on the way to map disputed borders.
> The statement from the Foundation
> <https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/w/images/d/d8/DisputedTerritoriesInformation.pdf>
> recommend to map the border that "best meets realities on the ground" but
> it's not what is actually in our database:
> See for instance :
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=12/45.8481/18.8378
> https://framapic.org/kIvnPSllBtnv/h1J8xti7US1F.gif
> Both borders (according to Croatia vs according to Serbia) are mapped.
>
> The same between Soudan and South Soudan:
> https://framapic.org/lcWCkmek7L7i/icYVenvHzPZs.gif
>
> In some places, there are boundary=disputed or dispute=yes on the boundary
> ways, which is very convenient for a map-maker to know that there is a
> dispute on these border and that you may want to render it with a different
> style (or use another source).
> Should this practice be generalized on all disputed borders or at least
> submitted as a proposal ?
>
> --
> Noémie Lehuby
> Qwant Research
>
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