Is The Sea On Maps At High Or Low Tide?

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Question

When maps are being drawn is the boundary between land and sea taken at the high or low tide mark?

Edward, Finchley 

Answer

**DEFINITIVE**

Name: Rob, Treorchy

Qualification: Metal detectorist who visits a lot of beaches

Answer: For the purpose of determining who owns what is discovered on beaches they use the average mid-point, so arguably the same principle could be applied to maps.

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