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

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Mon Oct 21 08:55:57 UTC 2013

I'd go the other way and abolish Winter Time. ;-)
No DST = dark summer evenings. Not nice!

Going on topic, not sure if something like time zones belongs in OSM. Would it not be better to use a more specialised web service to look up time zones for a given lat/lon? I'd prefer to minimise overloading OSM with things which are not "on the ground" data. For one thing, it means bigger planet files and more demands on software to extract the data you want.


-----moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com> wrote: -----

Actually, I always wondered why timezones were kept out of OSM. I know DST complicates tagging (it'll be the first thing I abolish when I become World Dictator), ...

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