[Tagging] maxheight - Feet & Inches

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Sun May 29 03:00:22 BST 2011

I haven't done much tagging of this myself, but my opinion would be to
keep it simple and stick to one unit, in other words 14*12+1="169 in".
Data consumers can easily translate this, but it's more difficult to
handle the numerous methods that you've mentioned have been used. I
also see some have converted feet & inches to decimal feet (e.g.
15.333 ft), but I don't think that's the way to go either, and
likewise converting to meters like some have done also isn't a good
idea. But what do I know, I've never tagged this!

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 9:05 PM, James Mast <rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just wondering, is there a general consensus on how to tag maxheight in
> "Feed & Inches"?  I've looked at the taginfo and noticed several different
> ways people have been doing it.
> 14'1" / 14'-1" / 14' 1" / 14ft1in
> I just wanted some opinions before I tagged some of US-19 in WV that has
> some low (~14'-8") overpasses that cross over it in Oak Hill that I noticed
> on a recent trip.
> So, if there is a general consensus on which way to tag it, I'll also update
> the wiki to put in an example to *help* prevent having 4+ different ways to
> show the same info.
> -- James
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