|The legal maximum weight in metric tonnes|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
maxweight expresses a legal weight limit for using the way to which the tag is added. If a unit is not specified, the value is assumed to be in metric tonnes (unit = t, 1000 kg).
Imperial unit conversion
As per Map Features: Units, as of September 2014 only metric units of weight (metric tonnes or kilograms) are supported for this tag. Therefore if a maxweight for a country that uses U.S. customary or Imperial measurements is desired, a conversion is required.
1 short ton (U.S. customary) = 0.90718474 metric tons
1 long ton (Imperial) = 1.0160469088 metric tons
1 pound = 0.00045359237 metric tons
1 pound = 0.453592 kilograms
|5 tonnes||maxweight=5||Alternatively maxweight=5 t could be used.|
|5.5 tonnes||maxweight=5.5||Please note the dot as decimal separator!|
Often the values themselves are not specified correct. The following table contains examples of incorrect tags and their correct notation.
||The space between value and unit is missing.||maxweight=12 t|
||The unit 'to' is not the correct unit.||maxweight=12 t or maxweight=12|
||The unit 'persons' and everything like this is wrong.||maxweight=0.3 t|
||The comma is used as wrong decimal separator.||maxweight=0.6|