[Loadstone] Choosing the units, esp. nautical

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Jun 12 08:31:33 BST 2009

If I remember correctly with the nautical unit the distance will be reported 
in yards if it's under 1 mile and then miles if above. I don't think it's in 
nautical miles, I think that's a speed measurement but I could be completely 
wrong about this. Maybe someone that knows about nautical things could 
comment on this?
The unit selection just made sence at the time it was written and really 
hasn't been looked at since. The speed unit could probably be made to be 
imperial, metric or nautical but maybe that's not as clear? The distance and 
altitude units had to do it this way since they can be metres/kilometres, or 
yards/miles depending on the selected unit.

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Przemys³aw Rogalski wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like to make sure:
> What units should be reported after I've set speed and distance units to nautical?
> Is it correct that LS reports the distance to a nearest point in yards instead of in nautical miles?
> By the way: Is it an inconsequence or sth done on purpose that for setting speed unit you make a choice according to names of the units (kilometers per hour, miles per hour, knots), while for setting distance and altitude unit you make a choice according to types of the units (metric, imperial, nautical), and not according to names of the units?
> Thanks in advance for clarification.
> Przemyslaw
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