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if you search around on the forum (or pm/email me) you will find the official UN guidelines. I think there are cases where I actually need to present multiple lines etc, and color some parts (parts of Kashmir, I think) in a neutral color (or a hachure pattern).

Did you present Palestine and Western Sahara as countries?
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Did you present Palestine and Western Sahara as countries?


No on Palestine (not enough space on the map as it's pretty small right up against the edge between two sections), yes on Western Sahara.
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Basically what you want to do is cover your *ss against lawsuits re: knowingly publishing erroneous information. Google might have disclaimers because they are a big fish with deep pockets - a nice juicy target for frivolous lawsuits. I have never heard of a cartography firm being sued for maps showing incorrect information/data. That said, I think a general disclaimer, short and sweet, would suffice.

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Hans - its a bean bag chair with your map on it as art. I seriously doubt you need any disclaimer having to do with accuracy or content.

Misuse, however, opens up a host of legal concerns:


"Not intended for navigational use while driving"

"Due to global warming, please air dry only"

"Please be cautious when sitting on unstable nations"



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I appreciate all the input on this subject. My wife and I are creating some delivery maps for a friends flower shop and are thinking of creating street maps. We live in one of the fastest grwoing areas in Nevada and the existing road maps are way out of date.

Thanks again




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