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Why not simplified area/polygon?

Can someone explain why the oceans cannot/should not be mapped as (simplified) polygons? This would make it possible to e.g. tell approximately how large the ocean is, render the name on maps covering just a part of the ocean, and to scale the name depending on the size of the ocean. The same question is relevant for place=sea. --Anderfo (talk) 10:01, 20 December 2017 (UTC)