timezone spatial locator
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Author: Paul Hastings (All RIAForge projects by this author)
one of the challenges of trying to use timezones (tz) in an application is that there are so darned many of them--most of which aren't relevant to a given user. you can narrow down the list somewhat if you know the user's location but big countries like the US will still have many tz and often tz IDs won't have much meaning to users. one idea to help with this issue is to use a map to help a user pick a tz relevant to them.
this project is a flex 3.x mashup using google maps as the UI plus geonames to supply the tz info once a user clicks on the map.
note that currently there's a bug in google maps that also fires off a single mouse click event for any double click events. workaround is to use shift key plus mouse click to find a given tz.
update: added search/geocode functionality.
- mild upgrade to flex 4.5
- added "sensor" to google maps call per updated API
- added username to geonames REST calls per updated API
- google maps API key
- google maps flex lib
- flex 4.5 to compile
- flash 10.x
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