[Talk-us] Maxweight in the USA

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Nov 5 10:25:51 UTC 2015


On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Steve Friedl <steve at unixwiz.net> wrote:

> This issue has come up as well with the height of mountain peaks; those of
> us who hike in the mountains in the US know peak heights *only* in feet,
> but OSM seems to reflect this in meters; this is entirely unhelpful to
> local hikers.  Us locals think of Sierra Peak as 4050 feet, not 928 meters.


This has to do with the USGS GNIS data, which records these heights
officially in meters.
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