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

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net
Tue Jun 26 18:49:19 UTC 2012

At 2012-06-26 10:58, OvV_HN wrote:
>In reply to:
>[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?

I picked a random spot on the map :)

>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''

OK with me.

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

So, how exactly do we get that done?

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net>

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