[Tagging] Rio de la Plata edit war

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:40:39 UTC 2020

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> On 4. Aug 2020, at 17:24, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking at the Phillipines and Indonesia, the baseline has very little relation to the physical geographical tide lines, since it merely connects the outer edges of islands in the archipelago.
> Similarly, in Uruguay and Argentina, the local governments have defined the baseline as far out to sea as possible, so that they can claim a larger area of ocean as an exclusive economic zone. This should not influence tagging in OpenStreetMap, which needs to be based on real, verifiable, physical characteristics.

+1, similarly in Italy, the baseline is defined through (relatively few) coordinates in a law, which is located always on the most outer points of the land or on islands, it has few to do with the coastline. For example the Gulf of Taranto is completely included.


Cheers Martin 
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