[OSM-talk] Timezones (was: Deleting data)

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sat Oct 19 13:48:04 UTC 2013


On Sat, 2013-10-19 at 09:28 -0400, Russ Nelson wrote:
> Frederik Ramm writes:
>  > Hi,
>  > 
>  > On 10/19/2013 12:04 PM, moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
>  > > I'd
>  > > love to replace the unwieldy timezone selector of many programs with a
>  > > clickable map generated from OSM. So, do timezones really "make no sense
>  > > in OSM" ?
>  > 
>  > No they make no sense in OSM. Get/make yourself a shape file from 
>  > official sources and use that. There's nothing surveyable about time 
>  > zones and nothing mapper-maintainable.
> 
> They belong in closedstreetmap.com. That's a repository of information
> which isn't surveyable and isn't mapper-maintainable and is already
> being maintained by somebody else but which is available with the same
> syntax, semantics, and API as OSM. So you can easily render it on a
> map, but it doesn't "pollute" (a loaded word, I know) the OSM database.
> 
> It exists .... in my imagination.
> 
So we should not include country, state, principality, county, city,
town, parish boundaries either as unless its an island aren't surveyable
either.

Phil (trigpoint)




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