[Tagging] Rio de la Plata edit war

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Aug 7 09:18:36 UTC 2020


On Friday 07 August 2020, Colin Smale wrote:
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> The word "ocean" is already subjective... [...]

Oh please.  Not again another attempt to deflect into a discussion of 
language semantics when i am clearly not talking about the word ocean 
but about the abstract physical and language independent concept of the 
world ocean as the main reservoir of the global water cycle.

The distinction between a river and the world ocean is real and a 
fundamental aspect of our scientific understanding of the geography of 
this planet.  That digital maps have - based on the precedent set by 
Google - almost universally ignored this fact does not change it.

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Christoph Hormann
http://www.imagico.de/



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