Think bout boundary of INDIA

Posted by AJAY_VSV on 6 June 2013 in Telugu (తెలుగు)

ఓపెన్ స్ట్రీట్ మ్యాప్ వారికీ ధన్యవాదములు Greetings to all,

భారతదేశపు సరిహద్దు, మరీ ముఖ్యముగా పాకిస్తాన్ - భారత సరిహద్దు, జమ్మూ వద్ద సరియైనది కాదు. (Boundary of India, mainly at Jammu i.e. Pakistan-India boundary is not so exact to belief.)

దీనిని సరియగు సరిహద్దుగా మాపింగ్ చేయమనవి...(Please map the correct boundary for the both nations)

అజయ్ కుమార్ ములకల AJAY KUMAR MULAKALA రాజమహేంద్రి. Rajahmundry

Location: Astore - Minimarg Road, Mainkial, Diāmir District, گلگت بلتستان, పాకిస్తాన్

Comment from SK53 on 6 June 2013 at 09:29

I suspect that you think that the boundary of India should include all of the pre-partition States of Jammu and Kashmir. However it is policy for OpenStreetMap to map what is on the ground. This effectively means that we try and map the Line of Control accurately, rather than areas claimed, but not controlled by India or Pakistan (and indeed China).

The reasons for this are straightforward, OSM is used in countries on both sides of border disputes and therefore it is impossible to adhere to both views of where notional borders might be. Furthermore OSM, unlike, say the maps of the Survey of India, does not serve political purposes. OSM is not a platform for fantasy maps, whether those created by individuals or mandated by legislation by governments.

I realise this may create problems for people in India where it may be an offence to represent the boundaries of India other than according to the states wishes, rather than any accordance with reality. For that purpose I would suggest using an external source for the boundary of India: moving the boundary away from the LoC will be treated as vandalism.

If on the other hand the boundary needs minor tweaks (which I'm sure it does) and you can map them based on personal observation or sources which are open, usable in OSM, and readily available for others to check that such mapping is accurate then do go ahead.

I have also answered this on [OSM Help](

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