[OSM-talk] Maxheight changes
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 13:40:55 GMT 2010
2010/1/1 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>> I don't why he feels the need to do this, it seems a pointless task, but
>> why do you think it reduces accuracy to remove trailing zeros?
>> 2m =2.0m
> It reduces *indication of accuracy*.
> There's a difference between "I measured that bridge, and it's 2 metres
> high" and "I measured that bridge, and it's 2.000 metres high". If the
> signposted maximum height under the bridge is 2.0m, it should be recorded as
> 2.0, not as 2. Especially since for such things, 10 centimetres here or
> there is pretty significant.
Not to mention most signs on bridges indicate 2.0m not 2m.
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