[fpc-pascal] Timezone information in a dataset datetime field?- updated

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jul 25 17:53:11 CEST 2011

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> If GPS could be persuaded to cough up basic information about the 
> operative timezone in a standardised form (i.e. "you're in a country 
> that uses WET") it would make things much easier. Or failing that if 
> somebody had a comprehensive translation between lat/long and basic 
> timezone info, i.e. "this polygon is GMT", "this polygon is WET" and so 
> on; unlike transition dates etc. this wouldn't change very often.

Link below looks directly relevant: it contains polygon data for each 
timezone, subject to knowing the current location.


I've confirmed that files are accessible (i.e. not subscription-only) 
but not investigated the format of the content.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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