[Tagging] For your comment: New template: Unit summary

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 09:14:27 UTC 2015


On 3/04/2015 7:39 PM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:


> Either way, a cleanup of the recognized units is in order (e.g. km, 
> m/meters/m, ft/feet/foot/" ).
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I note that;

ele= only takes meters as a unit .. the reason states is that "Renderers 
have no way of doing conversions on the fly to local units while 
creating image tiles" ... and this is an 'approved' tag.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:ele

The distance= key specifies the units page be consulted for units ..

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:distance

The maxlenght key does not go in to units other than the default is metres.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:maxlength

Looks like a good deal of inconsistency across the wiki!

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I'd ask the following be excluded ?
cm (used in the clothing and foot ware trades ..not an OSM thing )
cubits
furlongs
chains
poles
perches
...  and and other old units not in present common use (well other than 
cm) .


And I note that aviation still uses feet for height.




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