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

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi
Mon Oct 21 14:00:57 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.

A handful of polygons is no trouble to handle in the GIS world but our
self-made problem is that we must convert nice simple polygons into heavy
relations. Perhaps area primitives will come true one day and give some help
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/The_Future_of_Areas.

-Jukka Rahkonen-

> Nick




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