A common data quality issue in data management is the use of different measuring systems. Let’s have a look at some of the issues.
Mile or Kilometer, Pound or Kilogram
According to Wikipedia the metric system, though there are nuances in world-wide use, is used all over except in notably the United States.
Celsius or Fahrenheit
For temperature scale we have the Celsius scale used all over and the Fahrenheit scale in the United States.
Big-endian, Little-endian or Middle-endian
When expressing a date we have the ISO standard as a big-endian format like today is 2013-04-27. But all over the world a little-endian format like today is 27-04-2013 is used except in the United States (and all the social networks coming from there) where today is expressed in a middle-endian format being 04-27-2013.