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#41 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yeah it's the whole thing where NC maintains all of the county roads unlike most states.

NCDOT actually has their sh*t really together compared with other agencies. No complaints from me.



Psshhhhh... what do you know about engineering?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

pi r squared, I forgot the rest of engineering school.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

I googled quality of roads by states and found a trucker forum. Who is better than truckers to give a comparison?
To my surprise NC did show up on a few best lists. SC, Arkansas and Michigan showed up on virtually every worst list.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

I googled quality of roads by states and found a trucker forum. Who is better than truckers to give a comparison?
To my surprise NC did show up on a few best lists. SC, Arkansas and Michigan showed up on virtually every worst list.


Well obviously the northern states are at a disadvantage due to ice/snow, but overall SC's road budget is pretty thin. They just don't put the money in roads that NC does, probably because they just don't have it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

SCDOT designs their roads and bridges in metric. METRIC

End result: The engineer designs in imperial. Converts units to metric. Hands to contractor. Contractor converts back to imperial. Dimensions end up being inexact.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

SCDOT designs their roads and bridges in metric. METRIC

End result: The engineer designs in imperial. Converts units to metric. Hands to contractor. Contractor converts back to imperial. Dimensions end up being inexact.


You sure about that? Not saying it's wrong, but I know all of the mapping data we provide SCDOT is SC State Plane International Feet. SC is one of only a handful of states that use the International Foot measure.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

You sure about that? Not saying it's wrong, but I know all of the mapping data we provide SCDOT is SC State Plane International Feet. SC is one of only a handful of states that use the International Foot measure.


God I wish we could get our poo together and actually agree on one unit. It can't be that difficult could it? I can understand projections being different but come on we can't even agree on what a foot is?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

God I wish we could get our poo together and actually agree on one unit. It can't be that difficult could it? I can understand projections being different but come on we can't even agree on what a foot is?


Never happen... good thought though.

Of course in regards to this specific thing, as long as the state is using the same measure internally it's kind of irrelevant. States don't really share data that much and if they do, it can be projected to a geographic coordinate system like WGS84, or to UTM which is what the Feds prefer...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Never happen... good thought though.

Of course in regards to this specific thing, as long as the state is using the same measure internally it's kind of irrelevant. States don't really share data that much and if they do, it can be projected to a geographic coordinate system like WGS84, or to UTM which is what the Feds prefer...


Why can't the world be flat?!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Why can't the world be flat?!


People would fall off.


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