[Tagging] Let's get (quite) rid of units and their multiples in OSM values

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 11:11:25 UTC 2018

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> On 26. Jul 2018, at 21:26, François Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't want to break things but only improve them, all the best

one issue with using only one unit for a tag is that they can’t always be transformed without rounding. E.g. maxspeed=55mph cannot be converted to kph without losing information 

Also, shorter notations are better readable, hence reduce the likeliness of errors not noted. 

On the other hand, I agree in the example of voltage it would make it easier for queries to use the same unit. (you still can make queries, but they are more complicated if you have to take units into account)



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