[tz] New shapefile of world's timezones based off of Open Street Map data
eric.muller at efele.net
Thu Oct 6 14:58:41 UTC 2016
Congratulations on your work, it's impressive. I always dreamed of doing
something like that, but was also stopped in my tracks every time I
estimated the amount of work it would be. I will add a link from my pages.
One suggestion: In timezones.json, when a timezone is more than just
pulling OSM data, include some comment that documents the operation
and/or the source of the data. America/Dawson is a good example: where
did the geometry come from? I think that transparency is important to
establish the legitimacy of the map (and if you happen to have taken it
from my maps, you should bypass me and cite directly the source I used).
Of course, that also means that things like "Ranking Inlet-tz" should be
documented in OSM.
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