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From: g...@colossus.cgd.ucar.edu (Gary Strand)
Subject: Global timezone picture?
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  Is there an acquirable GIF/RAS/PCX/TIF/JPG/whatever map of the global time-
  zones out there?

  I've decided against scanning in a photocopy of an example of the map com-
  monly found in atlases because (a) we only have a fax machine to serve as
  a scanner and (b) I can't find a decent-sized *clear* map that will photo-
  copy well into black-and-white.

  I've used 'archie' and 'gopher' and so far, I've had no luck at all. I've
  managed to find a couple US timezone maps, but I need a global one.

  E-mail replies preferred. Thanks in advance.

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Subject: Re: Global timezone picture?
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From: a...@cs.huji.ac.il (Amos Shapir)
Date: 10 May 1993 13:32:37 +0300
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I tried to get one too; I even thought of creating one myself (based on
the map contained in "sunclock"), but gave up when I found out that even
reliable sources - the Encyclopedia Britannica, Rand-McNally, and the
World Book Atlas - disagree about certain areas.  Sun systems contain a
file of timezones (/usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/usno1989) which is copied from
an "official" database of the USN; but it contains obvious errors - mainly
in formatting, but they make me suspect the data therein (does anyone know
if the original file and/or updates are accessible from the net?)



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From: egg...@twinsun.com (Paul Eggert)
Subject: Re: Global timezone picture?
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a...@cs.huji.ac.il (Amos Shapir) writes:

	even reliable sources - the Encyclopedia Britannica,
	Rand-McNally, and the World Book Atlas - disagree about certain
	areas.  Sun systems contain a file of timezones ...; but it
	contains obvious errors ...  (does anyone know if the original
	file and/or updates are accessible from the net?)

That database, maintained by Arthur David Olson, is better than
anything I've ever seen in encyclopedias or atlases, mostly because
time zones keep changing and it's hard to keep up with the changes.
You can FTP the latest version of the timezone database from
elsie.nci.nih.gov in pub/tz*.

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