[Tagging] weight limit in short tons

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 21:50:16 UTC 2019


On 31/01/19 07:20, Minh Nguyen wrote:
> 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
>
Better demonstration of use
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=lbs#values


Over 1,000 instances.

Some use of kg too .. but that is harder to demonstrate.



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