[OSM-talk] 12nm territorial borders - useful or rubbish?

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 04:37:55 GMT 2011

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> I'm not saying we should delete them; but whenever I see them on the map I
> tend to shrug and say "well, seems like someone was trying out his PostGIS
> skillz", and somehow I have the suspicion that the 12nm line as depicted on
> our maps may be little more than "that's what computer geeks do if you tell
> them the border is 12 miles out...".

Heh, the same thought has occurred to me.

I would add a fourth question: even assuming that we are all agreed
that this is valuable, properly computed data - do we want it shown in
the main Mapnik view? Is the "international waters" designation
important enough to show at that level?


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