Time Zone abbreviations - request

Gwillim Law RLAW at nc.rr.com
Fri Feb 22 02:37:54 UTC 2008

If you want a short location code that can be justified as authoritative,
UN/LOCODE is an international standard for representing locations.  The
codes are five letters, separated by a space after the first two.  The first
two letters are the same as the ISO 3166-1 country code.  The three letters
are sometimes the same as an IATA city code, but I don't think that's
guaranteed.  LOCODE is primarily used in electronic data interchange (EDI).
It covers 54,000+ locations, and I think there's probably at least one
location in each Olson time zone.  The place to find out more, including
looking up the codes, is http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/.

Gwillim Law

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com [mailto:Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com]
> Our company is in need for standard abbreviations that would map
> one-to-one
> to the names used in the Olson database.

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