new tz database implementation

Rich Tibbett rich.tibbett at
Sat Sep 29 11:00:20 UTC 2007

As yes, and the link may be a good idea:

In the future, I plan to open out an API to other developers, free for use
of course.

On 9/29/07, Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to let you know that I have been working on a small project to
> map country borders to the information provided by the tz database. I
> thought it might be quite interesting, as you can effectively enter any
> co-ordinate points on earth and it will return the time for the given
> location. Additionally you can enter any country, town, city, street name or
> zip code and it will give you the time, thanks to those clever guys over at
> Google.
> Currently, I've evaluated the accuracy to be 96%, with an accuracy at
> timezone borders to within 3 miles. Do you think that this is an acceptable
> starting point for launch? Those last few percent are proving very difficult
> indeed!
> I will be continuing this project, as I think it may be useful to someone,
> somewhere in the future. However, I would appreciate your feedback and input
> should you have any comments or questions or thoughts at this stage.
> Many Thanks,
> Richard
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