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

lkytomaa at cc.hut.fi lkytomaa at cc.hut.fi
Mon Feb 14 10:19:17 GMT 2011

>  I've been thinking about the 12nm territorial borders on sea that  
> we have in many places, notably in Europe. Many of them seem to have  
> been auto-generated by simply placing a buffer around the coastline.
> My first question is, do they really have legal significance? They

Just that it's clear that not all are automatically generated:
at least the Finnish border at the sea between Finland and Sweden
(and Estonia) was translated (another coordinate system) from a Finnish law
containing the corner points - the zones of different countries
even meet at three sections, and thus affect the distance from
the shore.

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