Africa - data error
jrl at terraatlas.com
Sun Aug 22 17:34:41 UTC 2010
I thought it was a typo... thinking either the WAT is wrong or the -1 is wrong, but...
But then, I read:
# To make things confusing, `WAT' seems to have been used for -1:00 long ago;
# I'd guess that this was because people needed _some_ name for -1:00,
# and at the time, far west Africa was the only major land area in -1:00.
# This usage is now obsolete, as the last use of -1:00 on the African
# mainland seems to have been 1976 in Western Sahara.
So, the same FORMAT = 'WAT' is used for both minus and plus one with FORMAT=WAT.
As it says above WAT is obsolete... the reference is ambiguous but, I suspect I am digging up old news. Please disregard.
Thanks for your reply.
From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu]
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2010 12:13 PM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Re: Africa - data error
On 08/22/2010 07:58 AM, Jamie wrote:
> I believe I have the latest - please check Africa file - it appears to have
> a minus sign in front of the Feb 1934 date.
> Zone Africa/Niamey 0:08:28 - LMT 1912
> -1:00 - WAT 1934 Feb 26
That minus sign is also in our source, namely Shanks & Pottenger.
Quite possibly it's a typo (it wouldn't be the first time), but
it'd be nice to have a source for any fix.
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