[talk-ph] Philippines Territorial Border
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 00:01:37 GMT 2011
The borders are actually based on a treaty defined by the United
States when they bought the Philippine islands and are specified by
coordinates. You can learn more from here:
The problem is that those coordinates are not in WGS84 and we don't
know what geodetic system was used.
Here's an older discussion on this mailing list about the border:
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:32 AM, Ian Haylock <haylockid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually the part of the border covering the Spratly Islands has been there
> for years, that's why I cant understand why no-one has finished the border
> before now.
> Though it did take me hours to find that one map showing the border, maybe
> everyone else just gave up looking.
> Cheers, Ian
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
>> I wonder if we'll have an edit war with neighboring countries over the
>> Spratlys. :-P
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Ian Haylock <haylockid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I've just updated the Territorial border for the Philippines.
>> > I used the map available here :
>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ph_Territorial_Map.png
>> > I don't know how to make this png a background in JOSM, so I just did a
>> > best
>> > guess for the points.
>> > Hopefully I haven't messed up the relation doing this.
>> > Hopefully now Mapfactors Navigator Free map generator should work
>> > automatically.
>> > If you haven't tried Navigator Free, it's worth a try, map rendering is
>> > much
>> > faster on my GPS than Garmin Mobile XT, which keeps my GPS running at
>> > 100%
>> > CPU usage.
>> > Cheers, Ian
>> > P.S.
>> > I know, I know, I forgot to change the tag for the changeset. I tried to
>> > revert the changeset then re upload it with the correct tag, but just
>> > got an
>> > error :-( So I left it as it is.
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