[Tagging] Mapping time zones as geometries (relations)
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Mon Mar 6 23:30:43 UTC 2017
> On 3/6/17 11:21 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Mar 5, 2017 18:30, "Frederik Ramm" <frederik at remote.org
>> <mailto:frederik at remote.org>> wrote:
>> I would like to start a discussion about the mapping of time zones.
>> What do you think?
>> I'm generally opposed to mapping timezones in OpenStreetMap unless the
>> tzdata maintainers are 100% on board. Since timezones are a royal
>> pain to keep track of, often changing 100+ times a year, on as little
>> as a few hours notice in some cases.
> i agree. this a perfect example of something that belongs in its own
> database or
> shape file, available to be overlaid on the map when it's wanted.
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Actually, timezones are to great extent already mapped, you only have to find a better way to extract the data, instead of creating new relations. There might still be administrative relations that doesn’t have timezone tag set making the timezone data incomplete, but this is not a reason to create new relations, but rather add the missing data in existing relations.
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