Tagging Country Borders

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current state

Currently there are multiple ways defined how a county-border is to be tagged.

See boundary=* and associated discussion.

See OSM Inspector/Views/Boundaries about a map showing OSM boundaries on a map.

searching by country

Currently User:MarcusWolschon is working on some java-code to download these borders, sort them, merge them into polygons and provide code for defining

  • is a lat+lon contained in country X?
  • What country is a lat+lon in?

Once these are usable, some propose that we have Country_specific_default_values.

getting all borders

wget "http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.5/relation[boundary=administrative]" -O nation_border_relations.osm

and the ways via:

wget "http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.5/way[border_type=nation]" -O nation_borders1of2.osm


wget "http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.5/way[admin_level=2]" -O nation_borders2of2.osm

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