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#10182 closed defect (needinfo)

weird units of distance (kbl, NM)

Reported by: mkoniecz Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

other people also have this problem but in slightly different form: http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?pid=430608#p430608

Repository Root: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/svn
Build-Date: 2014-06-21 01:36:51
Last Changed Author: bastiK
Revision: 7257
Repository UUID: 0c6e7542-c601-0410-84e7-c038aed88b3b
URL: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/svn/trunk
Last Changed Date: 2014-06-20 12:16:16 +0200 (Fri, 20 Jun 2014)
Last Changed Rev: 7257

Identification: JOSM/1.5 (7257 en) Windows 7 32-Bit
Memory Usage: 247 MB / 247 MB (6 MB allocated, but free)
Java version: 1.7.0_55, Oracle Corporation, Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
Dataset consistency test: No problems found

Plugin: OpeningHoursEditor (30416)
Plugin: RoadSigns (30495)
Plugin: buildings_tools (30485)
Plugin: continuosDownload (28565)
Plugin: measurement (30416)
Plugin: notes (v0.9.2)
Plugin: turnrestrictions (30454)
Plugin: wikipedia (30449)

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Changed 7 years ago by mkoniecz

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mkoniecz

Resolution: needinfo
Status: newclosed

It turns out that is is setting in preferences: Map settings panel, map projection tab, system of measurement option. Changing it fixed problem.

I am not sure what caused this setting to change, once I track it down I will reopen the ticket.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

kbl and NM distances refers to maritime distance units cable length and Nautical mile, 1 nautical mile is 1' arc (1/60th of degree arc distance) which equals to 1852 meters. A cable length is a 1/10th of a nautical mile. It makes complete sense to maintain this alongside with SI (meter/kilometre), Imperial (feet/statute mile), and any other commonly used measurements of length used anywhere in the world.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by richlv

for the record, the bug was that at some point "kbl" somehow was set automatically (i definitely did not change it :) ) - although probably not that important by now

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

It's possible original reporter accidentally clicked the measurement box in the status bar at the bottom of the screen, which seems to cycle between measurement systems.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mkoniecz

It's possible original reporter accidentally clicked the measurement box in the status bar at the bottom of the screen, which seems to cycle between measurement systems.

Yes, it is likely (as it changed suddenly). IMHO this should be changeable only from "Map settings panel, map projection tab, system of measurement option". This "click measurement box to change" has probably more victims (like me and other people that posted on forum) than users.

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