[Tagging] Rio de la Plata edit war

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Tue Aug 4 14:17:32 UTC 2020

On Tuesday 04 August 2020, muralito at montevideo.com.uy wrote:
> I linked several scientific studies that clearly shows and are
> verifiable geographic evidence that this is not an oceanic coast, its
> a riverbank [...]

I am not going to start a discussion here on the semantics of terms 
like 'ocean', 'riverbank', 'coast' or similar which are inherently 
culture specific and political.

So i repeat my request:

could you formulate a generic rule for coastline placement similar to 
what i formulated in



(a) allows for the coastline placement you favor in case of the Rio de 
la Plata
(b) is based on verifiable physical geography criteria that can 
practically be checked by mappers and
(c) that is compatible to most of the current coastline placements at 
river mouths around the world?

If you can do that we can try to have a productive discussion without 
delving into the swamp of politics and cultural differences and maybe 
can find a consensus position that everyone can be satisfied with.

Christoph Hormann

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