Late last year (around the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States) I wrote a blog post saying “It’s about time OpenStreetMap showed native lands on the map”. After that we had a few weeks of discussion and voting around the proposed tagging on the wiki (which is now approved as boundary=aboriginal_lands or synonymously boundary=protected_area + protect_class=24), and then a couple of months of refining the style proposal in the default OpenStreetMap stylesheet.

Now at long last, these features are starting to show up on the map. Here are a few examples:

Thanks again to everyone who helped get these on the map!

Comment from Glassman on 17 March 2019 at 05:30

Alan - Thanks for shepherding the design through. But you would have so show Yakama Indian Reservation. I’ve been meaning to adjust the boundaries to what they are currently. Now I’m going to have to fix it.

Comment from waldegger on 18 March 2019 at 15:06

awesome :)

Comment from skorasaurus on 25 March 2019 at 21:41

Thanks for all of your work advocating and implementing this :)

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