Chris.Walton at telus.com
Thu May 24 13:57:40 UTC 2007
I agree with Andy: the zone.tab description for Cambridge Bay is wrong. It should read "Mountain Time" instead of "Central Time".
As for the Cambridge Bay coordinates... The existing coordinates are indeed sitting in the water.
The coordinates provided by Andy are from a monitoring station which is about 5km from Cambridge Bay.
Official coordinates for Cambridge Bay from http://gnss.nrcan.gc.ca/gnss-srt are:
I verified that this point "is" inside Cambridge Bay, it is a central spot right on the water front.
From: Andy McDonald [mailto:andy_tz at stemhaus.com]
Sent: May 24, 2007 12:33 AM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: zone.tab corrections
There seem to be a few minor errors in zone.tab (2007f and earlier):
zone.tab latitude/longitude is incorrect, according to http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/meds/Prog_Nat/benchmark/single_station2_e.asp?T1=6240,
which gives +6907-10504, and my own experiments with Google Earth. Also zone.tab comments should be 'Mountain Time - west Nunavut' rather than 'Central Time - west Nunavut'
The comment should very probably read 'Dumont d'Urville Station', rather than 'Dumont d'Urville Base', which seems to be a mis-translation of the French 'Base Dumont d'Urville'. See for example http://pdf.comnap.aq/comnap/comnap.nsf/P/StationsByName/FRdumo
latitude/longitude is incorrect. The CIA seems to have it much closer with +1645-16931
latitude/longitude is incorrect. The CIA seems to have it much closer with +1230-06958
- looks like the current +1230-06858 is a typo.
latitude/longitude is incorrect - the current value is somewhere in the neighbourhood of Syon House in South-west London (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syon_House). Suggestions for a better value welcome.
Ukrainian time zones Europe/Kiev, Europe/Uzhgorod and Europe/Zaporozhye:
These might better be named Europe/Kyiv, Europe/Uzhhorod and Europe/Zaporizhia, being transliterations of the Ukrainian - rather than Russian - place-names. Similarly, the comment for Europe/Zaporozhye should perhaps be 'Zaporizhia, E Luhansk', rather than 'Zaporozh'ye, E Lugansk'. See for example
http://www.uazone.net/Kiev_Kyiv.html and http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=2588280. I'm sure I could rustle up references for the other names if pressed.
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