[Tagging] Straw pole Temperature=objective default unit?

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 05:00:21 UTC 2015


I would prefer a degree symbol. Otherwise you never can be sure that C is
meant by a mapper from a F region.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 4:13 AM Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think that, as for elevations, it should default to degrees Celsius.
> That is, taking the number 20 as a value would mean 20 degrees C.  The tag
> could accept Fahrenheit if the numeric value is followed by a space and the
> letter F.
>
> Also, no degree symbols please.
>
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I think if no unit is specified then it should be taken to mean Celsius
>> worldwide.  To define the unit explicitly use n[.n][C|F].  We should also
>> state that the degree symbol is not required (and maybe that it should
>> never be present).
>>
>> At least, that's my opinion.
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>> On 9 April 2015 at 10:33, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Please indicate your preference a,b or c. (or d etc if they are
>>>> nominated?)
>>>>
>>>
>>> Explicit units are better than implicit.
>>>
>>> But there still needs to a be a better defined case for a temperature
>>> tag: there are very few fixed temperatures that
>>> meet OSM's criteria of verifiable.
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