[OSM-talk] maxspeed

John McKerrell john at mckerrell.net
Fri Jul 13 08:23:20 BST 2007

On 12 Jul 2007, at 23:37, Christoph Eckert wrote:

>> I imagine it would be useful to tag ways with speed limit data - are
>> people doing that?
> I'm doing that only if the speed limit differs from the "natural"  
> speed
> limit of the way type. E.g., in germany residentials are usually
> limited to 50km/h. I only apply a maxspeed it it is different from  
> that
> value.

I thought I saw something about putting the units into the tag. I  
quite liked that because I think it's better than putting "48.28"  
instead of "30mph". As the OP said, we could come up with some  
conversions, but then they'd be inaccurate and wrong.


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