[Talk-us] Maxweight in the USA

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Nov 5 08:10:13 UTC 2015


I feel that all measurements recorded in OSM should include units.
And that measurements should be in local units.



A while back the Carter administration tried to force the metric system on
the USA,
which resulted in signs like:

elevation
4000 feet
1219.20 meters

Teaching people of course that the metric system is hard.
Of course in a real metric environment you'd have signs at:

1000 meters
1500 meters
2000 meters

or perhaps:

1000 feet
500 meters
2000 feet
1000 meters


All that faded, including the signs, and its really clear in the USA it's
feet for elevation and mph for speed limits.
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