[Tagging] weight limit in short tons

Minh Nguyen minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us
Wed Jan 30 20:20:52 UTC 2019


On 2019-01-26 15:27, Warin wrote:
> The only problem is the 'ton'.
> 
> I n the USA 2,000 pounds
> In the UK 2,240 pounds.
> 
> 
> Resolving this? units 'ton us' and 'ton uk' ???

I've been converting to pounds (lbs), which avoids this ambiguity with 
precise conversions. Apparently I'm not alone. [1] But I'd welcome a 
well-supported convention for U.S. tons so that data consumers don't 
have to guess whether the sign is expressed in pounds or tons.

[1] https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/maxweight=10000%20lbs

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minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us




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