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    Re: Cell phone time, etc
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Apr 23, 02:55 EDT
    On April 10 Dan Allen wrote:
    "I have always wondered why Garmin and others did not put a
    little more effort into displaying the right local time automatically:
    a GPS knows where you are, add a map of the time zone boundaries and
    you can do it automatically, but nobody does! "
     
    Another answer to this occurred to me. The time zones are not mapped at anywhere near the level of accuracy of GPS. In some places, even in the US, the time zone boundaries follow political borders that are not reliably defined even at a level of five or ten arcseconds in lat/lon. I suppose they could put in a feature that says "time zone changing somewhere around here" maybe displaying two zone times within a few hundred yards of the boundary.
     
    I wonder if cell phone companies actively seek locations for their towers so that their cells do not straddle time zone boundaries...
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
       
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