[tz] Dropping coordinates from zone1970.tab?

Guy Harris gharris at sonic.net
Wed Sep 29 20:35:31 UTC 2021

On Sep 29, 2021, at 1:22 PM, Aurelien Jarno via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> The zone1970.tab says: "This table is intended as an aid for users, to
> help them select timezones appropriate for their practical needs". I
> have the impression that the coordinates in that table do not anymore
> aid users to select appropriate timezones,

Did they ever do so?  The coordinates for the tzdb region in which I live point to a random location on 1st street in Los Angeles, which is over 400 km from where I live, and is far from where the vast majority of people in the America/Los_Angeles region live.  (It's not all that near where many people in the *Los Angeles metropolitan area* live.)

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