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TIme Zone Handling - Add or support encoding TZ (or UTC) in KML Track Logs?
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paulbeda


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Join Date: 2016-09-14
Posts: 1

Posted: 2019-05-21 08:08:21 AM

Hi FollowMee -

Would you consider adding timezone support to your KML data?

Here''s the problem scenario:

I fly from Washington DC to Seattle WA.

My phone updates itself from Eastern to Central to Mountain to Pacific time.

I export the KML file from FollowMee.

A track point at 2:54:05 PM Pacific time is followed by
a track point at 2:55:50 PM MOUNTAIN time is followed by
a track point at 2:56:19 PM Pacific time is followed by
a track point at 2:57:19 PM MOUNTAIN time
And so on and so on.

This generates a track that contains hundreds of segments, essentially interlacing every point in the current time zone with the same clock-time point in the preceding time zone(s).

Looking at the KML, it contains the local timestamp but no TZ indicator.

Yes, it''s possible to map from Lat/Long to TZ to UTC, but what a pain.

FollowMee, would you consider adding timezone support to your KML data?


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Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1326

Posted: 2019-05-21 11:23:13 AM

We will consider your request and will add the timezone info to each coordinates.


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