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Since the subject of gnome-maps is current right now ...
When I installed Fedora 21, I was mildly piqued that I couldn't choose
Montreal, home for me.
According to the online Fedora Documentation, section 5.4.3 (1), "The
list of cities and regions comes from the Time Zone Database (tzdata)
public domain, which is maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers
Authority (IANA). The Fedora Project can not add cities or regions into
Ok, grumble grumble, I used to be able to choose Montreal in Anaconda.
I chose New York, about 595km away; I could have chosen Toronto at about
After install gnome-maps today, I opened it and it immediately displayed
a map of New York City, presumably since gnome-maps looked up my city
location, which I entered in Anaconda,
You don't enter your city in Anaconda, it's the timezone.
found New York, and displayed a
pin over New York City.
And gnome-maps doesn't
read it, it uses geoip to the Mozilla servers:
I'm pretty sure that the timezone is used as a fallback.
I assume that /usr/share/zoneinfo/ is populated from the Time Zone
Database; the files for the various regions are a little bit text and
apparently a good amount of binary. Is there a way for the common user
to populate this directory with custom entries?
Grab the tzdata source, and have fun.
But, FWIW, this is useless work. Copying America/NewYork to America/Montreal
will have a similar effect (adds an entry which won't be accepted upstream).
More generally, is there a way to specify a closer city in the
so that a user gets a ballpark useful starting location if their
hometown or metropolitan area isn't in the list mentioned above?
Anaconda could use libgweather which contains this information, but it does not.