The Ukrainian community is concerned about the possible negative impact on the project as a whole, the emergence of lawsuits from users of data and the subsequent decline of the project, and therefore restores the borders of Ukraine to the internationally recognized status. The recent decision of DWG ( ) neglects the wide recognition of Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine expressed by numerous governments and international organizations (in particular, UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 / ). DWG actions directed to cut off Crimea from the borders of Ukraine are considered to be inadequate to the interests of the project and are not recognized by law. Any blockages (bans) aimed against members who restored the border of Ukraine to the widely internationally recognized status will be seen as unjustified pressure on the entire community and usurpation of power in the OSM.


“changing names or country information would require consensus from both the Ukrainian and Russian communities. It is unlikely that any such edit proposals will be able to achieve this.” (с) DWG //

Moreover, according to clause 4, a consensus should be reached between the Ukrainian and Russian communities on changing information about countries. There is no consensus - there is no reason to separate the Crimea from Ukraine.

CrimeaІsUkraine #DWG #CrimeaMap #КримЦеУкраїна #ИхТамНет - ; - ; - ;Дівчина_з_Коломиї - ;паляниця - ; - ; - ;Хтосьіншийдятел - ; - ; - ; - ;

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Comment from SomeoneElse on 1 December 2018 at 14:15


There are a couple of discussions on the tagging list that you might be interested in: this one and this one (and see the links from there to the wiki articles). Please do join in there to contribute to how OSM records all sorts of different borders.

Best Regards,


Comment from Richard on 1 December 2018 at 19:53

You’re not going to recruit people to your cause by posting the same thing to different people’s diaries repeatedly :(

Comment from Webcard Digital Agency on 2 December 2018 at 16:04

Who controls the territory? According to what legal system do the inhabitants of this territory live? Let’s stop this dispute, because the answer is obvious, and attempts to make Crimea a part of Ukraine on the map are nothing more than a not matching to objective reality.

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