[Tagging] Straw pole Temperature=objective default unit?

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Thu Apr 9 17:05:19 UTC 2015


> On Apr 9, 2015, at 5:43 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
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> This is just a suggestion in the wiki, everybody using the data will ultimately have to decide on their own how to extrapolate missing information. In Europe I'd probably assume km/h as default, but if I ran across a maxspeed=55 in the US I'd assume those to be mph.
> 

And you would be wrong. Here in the US if I come across a maxspeed=55 I’d assume it meant about 34 MPH. Or, more likely, that the mapper made a mistake entering the value.

Back on topic: In my opinion, if a temperature measure is entered the default units ought to be Celsius.

Cheers,
Tod
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