[OSM-talk] Territorial waters of Gibraltar

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 7 20:07:38 UTC 2015


As you will have noticed by now, it's complicated. There is no "truth"
agreed to by both sides, so we may need two boundaries: one according to
Spain, and one according to Gib/UK. In between is "disputed territory".
How do we handle that in other cases? 


In practice it seems the two sides tolerate each other, as long as there
is no clear provocation. 

On 2015-04-07 21:45, Frederik Ramm wrote: 

> Hi,
> I wonder about the territorial waters of Gibraltar.
> I noticed today that a raw sketch of these waters had been in OSM for a
> while but then removed by someone, putting the border of the country
> exactly along the coastline. This does not sit well with Gibraltar's own
> claims (3nm). I reverted to the old version but what we have now is
> neither here nor there.
> I read up on things on Wikipedia but I'm really none the wiser. It
> appears that there are UK military ships down there and that they
> occasionally chase away a Spanish vessel so they do seem to have
> "control" of at least some part of the sea.
> Is there anyone who can speak to the situation on the ground, ideally
> without being a Spanish or British nationalist and therefore potentially
> biased?
> Should we add the full 3nm territorial water line to OSM?
> Bye
> Frederik
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