[tz] Coordinates for America/Sitka in zone.tab?

OvV_HN ovv at hetnet.nl
Tue Jun 26 17:58:57 UTC 2012

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[tz] Coordinates for America/Sitka in zone.tab?
Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net
Tue Jun 26 07:26:52 UTC 2012

I was under the impression, from the few that I look at on a map, that the
coordinates in zone.tab were supposed to be approximately where the name of
the zone and the most well-known place is.

America/Sitka puzzles me, though. At 57 10 35, -135 18 07, the point is in
the water of Katlian Bay, about 150m offshore of a seemingly uninhabited
area. The point is 14 km from Sitka.

Should this be changed to 57d03'06", -135d20'19"?


Your reference?
The Geonames server:

United States, Alaska
Sitka City and Borough
seat of a second-order administrative division
population 8,881, elevation 8m
N 57° 3' 11'', W 135° 19' 48''

Which seems better than a place with wet feet!
So, please change zone.tab someday.....

Oscar van Vlijmen

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