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Does Streets & Trips recognize time zones?
DanTheDriver
So does Microsoft Streets and Trips recognize time zones and change arrival times accordingly?

I am going from a Pacific time zone at start of trip and ending in a Mountain time zone at end of day. Does Streets & Trips give you the ending time at the end of day as MT or PT in the trip planner?

Did that make sense?
Wayne in Red Deer
If you plan a route and then read through the directions pane, at the point where you change time zones you will see a "notification line", asking you to check your time as your next stop is in a different time zone.

Wayne
DanTheDriver
Thanks Wayne. Ya I did see that. What I need to know is, does the time that shows in the next section after it indicates a new time zone the new time zone time or the starting time zone time. Good Lord that was a mouthful.
tcassidy
No, S&T warns you of time zone changes but does not adjust the time shown accordingly.

Terry
DanTheDriver
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Originally Posted by tcassidy
No, S&T warns you of time zone changes but does not adjust the time shown accordingly.

Terry
AHHHHHH ... stupid program.
Ya know, MS Flightsim can recognize time zone and adjust accordingly. Also Streets & Trips knows time zones because it tells you when it plots the route. So there is obviously a way to know time zones and then adjust arrival times to them. This seems like a lazy non-feature. Somebody just can't be bothered to do it.

Like they do with many other program's MS should open up the code so that people could develop add-ons for Streets & Trips. My Lord could you imagine the things people would come up with making this the most powerful GPS program out there. It would only be limited to ones imagination. MS Fligtsim is a super powerful program out there because people develop add-ons for it.
tcassidy
I have seen zero interest in the time zone shortcoming mentioned here. Maybe you should add it to the Wish List for Microsoft Streets and Trips.

Terry
SpadesFlush
Although one is very rarely more than one time zone away from where he or she started the day while driving, it would be somewhat better if Streets & Trips displayed time in the applicable time zone as Dan suggests.
crazyst
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
Although one is very rarely more than one time zone away from where he or she started the day while driving, it would be somewhat better if Streets & Trips displayed time in the applicable time zone as Dan suggests.
Amen brother. +1

Curt
Mandolin Guy
Automatic time changes would be great. Some of us live close to a zone change. I'm about half a mile from one and travel back and forth a lot. Re-adjusting the times would be one less thing to worry about.
Marvin Hlavac
Streets & Trips users can now use the new Streets & Trips Time Zone template by Steve Jones.
Jim Winterer
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I have seen zero interest in the time zone shortcoming mentioned here.
Actually, this is exactly why I just joined the forum; I was trying to see if there was a way for the arrival time to be shown (if you travel across several time zones) in terms of the time zone at the finish of the trip and not the time zone where the route started.

I participate in a sport that requires you to arrive at various destinations along a multi-thousand-mile route at precise times. We go back and forth through virtually all time zones in North America. Right now, I use a hand-drawn chart to quickly indicated my time of arrival in local time. It is a real pain. Having S&T do this for me would be a dream-come-true.

I'll check back here from time to time for any suggestions.

Thanks,
Jim
Mandolin Guy
There is a minor complication when it comes to Daylight Savings Time. Arizona does not recognize it although the Navajo Nation does. That nation is in three states.

An even more minor complication: Hawaii doesn't recognize it.
DanTheDriver
I guess unless your making a regular run in and out of the Navajo Nation, it's a minor detail. Also, driving from the mainland to Hawaii might not be an issue either...LOL
Mandolin Guy
You're right. The problem would be trying to incorporate the time differences of the Navajo Nation into S&T and its locations within the three states.
DanTheDriver
Bingo - Maybe everybody should just stop trying to fight it and conform to the world of Microsoft.
It's like the Borg - Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
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