[Tagging] Default maxspeed unit on waterways

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Oct 29 14:58:03 UTC 2014

On 10/29/14 10:47 AM, Malcolm Herring wrote:
> On 29/10/2014 14:12, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
>> I don't know about other countries, but here in Finland the water 
>> maxspeed
>> signage is in km/h although knot is used for almost everything else.
> In UK waterways, both MPH and knots are used. Usually MPH on canals 
> and knots on rivers, though even this can depend on who the navigation 
> authority is and how far back in history their statutes were written.
i understand where this is coming from, but i think we need
to stick to a single units default for a given tag, and those should
probably be in SI units. it's not exactly killing me to have to add
"mph" when i tag maxspeed in the US.


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