Forward Geocoder on AWS Marketplace Developer's Guide

Political Views

Description

The Geocoder provides a feature that can show available territories through the point of view of particular countries.

A neutral international view is made available by default, where territories may have unresolved claims.

Examples

Below is an example of the Kashmiri city of "Srinagar". The Geocoder now represents this neutrally for the International community. India and Pakistan have their own particular views available for this locality using the parameter &politicalview= and their respective 3-Letter ISO country codes.

International View of "Srinagar" (default)

Query:
&prox=34.0922244,74.8193568,1000

Previous Result:

Label: "Ganderbal Road, Khaniyar, Srinagar 190003, India",
Country: "IND",
State: "JK",
County: "Srinagar",
City: "Srinagar",
District: "Khaniyar",
Street: "Ganderbal Road",
PostalCode: "190003",

Current Result:

Empty response (neutral territory)

Indian Political View of "Srinagar"

Query:
&prox=34.0922244,74.8193568,1000&politicalview=IND

Result:

Label: "Ganderbal Road, Khaniyar, Srinagar 190003, India",
Country: "IND",
State: "JK",
County: "Srinagar",
City: "Srinagar",
District: "Khaniyar",
Street: "Ganderbal Road",
PostalCode: "190003",

Pakistani Political View of "Srinagar"

Query:
&prox=34.0922244,74.8193568,1000&politicalview=PAK

Result:

Label: "190003, Pakistan",
Country: "PAK",
PostalCode: "190003",

Currently Supported Disputes

The following views are currently supported:
  • ARE: Abu Musa Island, Tunb Islands
  • ARG: Argentina
  • EGY: Halaib Triangle
  • GRC: Northern Cyprus
  • IND: India
  • ISR: Israel view on East Jerusalem
  • KEN: Ilemi Triangle
  • MAR: Western Sahara
  • PAK: Pakistan
  • RUS: Crimea, Kuril Islands (Shikotan, Iturup, Habomai, and Kunashir)
  • TUR: Northern Cyprus, Southern Cyprus
  • VNM: Vietnam
For any political view that is unsupported, the Geocoder falls back to the default view. For example, politicalview=USA or politicalview=FRA does not impact a response in any way.

Name Political View Support Description
Northern Arunachal Pradesh default, IND

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh

Falkland Islands default, ARG

Default = Falklands Islands

ARG = Part of Argentina's "Tierra Del Fuego"

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands default, ARG

Default = South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands

ARG = Part of Argentina's "Tierra Del Fuego"

(Indian-Chinese Border)Kaurik default, IND

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh

(Indian-Chinese Border)Lapthal default, IND

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Uttarakhand

(Indian-Chinese Border)Sang default, IND

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Uttarakhand

(Kashmir)Aksai Chin default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of China

(Kashmir)Azad Kashmir default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of Pakistan

(Kashmir)Gilgit-Baltistan default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of Pakistan

(Kashmir)Pa-li-chia-ssu default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of Pakistan

(Kashmir)Shaksam Valley default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of China

(Kashmir)State of Jammu & Kashmir default, IND, PAK

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

IND = Part of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

PAK = Seen as a part of Pakistan

(Golan Heights) UN Buffer Zone default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
(Argentinian-Chilean Border)South Patagonian Ice Field default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
Paracel Islands default, VNM

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

VNM = Vietnamese Islands

Spratly Islands default, VNM

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

VNM = Vietnamese Islands

Suriname-French Guiana Triangle default

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

Suriname-Guyana Triangle default

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

Macclesfield Bank default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
Scarborough Shoal default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
James Shoal default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
Senkaku/Diaoyutai default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
West Bank default Default = No Country
East Jerusalem default, ISR

Default = As part of West Bank

ISR = As part of Israel

Northern Cyprus default, GRC, TUR

Default = Turkish-Cypriot Administered Area

GRC = As a part of Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus)

TUR = Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Southern Cyprus default, TUR

Default = Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus)

TUR = Greek Cypriot Admin of Southern Cyprus
Cyprus UN Neutral Zone default Default = UN Neutral Zone
Cyprus British Bases default Default = British Sovereign BSB Areas
Kinmen Islands default Default = Taiwanese Islands
Matsu Islands default Default = Taiwanese Islands
Kosovo default Default = No Country
Western Sahara default, MAR

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

MAR = As a part of Morocco
Abu Musa Island default, ARE

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

ARE = As a part of the United Arab Emirates
Tunb Islands default, ARE

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

ARE = As a part of the United Arab Emirates
Ilemi Triangle default, KEN

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

KEN = As a part of Kenya
Halaib Triangle default, EGY

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

EGY = As a part of Egypt
Crimea default, RUS

Default = Part of Ukraine

RUS = As part of Russia
Kuril Islands (Shikotan, Iturup, Habomai, and Kunashir) default, RUS

Default = Neutral territory (empty response)

RUS = As part of Russia
Liancourt Rocks default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)
Lake Malawi default Default = Neutral territory (empty response)