[OSM-talk] Map Co-ordinates for towns, etc in UK
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Mar 4 01:24:29 GMT 2012
Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 1:15 AM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>
> > Here in the USA, highways commonly have signs stating the distance
> to the next major town. Are such distance signs no longer used in
> Yes - usually abbreviated to just one or two letters, eg "MB 40" might
> mean 40km to Mt Beauty. But I don't think we have precise markers
> indicating where exactly in town those distances are taken from.
We don't have "zero-point" markers in the USA, either, at least not from my experience. However, the highway departments seem to be referring to some point in or near the center of the cities, judging from the distances shown.
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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