Using OnTimeZone data in Streets and Trips
OnTimeZone.com data is offered in multiple Streets and Trips formats at the "Files/Downloads" link on the navigation bar to the left..
There are several ways to use this data in Streets and Trips, each with advantages and disadvantages.
Native. Just start with a fresh ".est" file from our download page, or make a new copy of one you already downloaded. Open it and begin designing your route. This only works for starting a new file. To add OTZ data to an existing file you'll need to choose one of the other options.
Template. Install a template file (*.stt) from our download page so that whenever you create a new S&T file the time zone borders are automatically included. More information about how to use templates can be found here, here and here. Just as with the .est files, template files are offered in versions that will work with v2007 and beyond.
Select/Copy/Paste color coded borders into an existing S&T file by opening both files at once, copying each segment from the OTZ file into your existing S&T file. This can be tedious because borders which contain Daylight Saving time exceptions are broken up into multiple colored segments and you can only copy one at a time. You may use either a native or a template file as your source for select/copy.
Select/Copy/Paste single color borders into an existing S&T file. Easier than the above option, but you lose the in-border segment color coding. The entire border color will still give you a clue:
You could copy/paste both winter and summer borders. The differences between them will stand out.
Import our S&T GPX file into existing S&T file (only works with S&T version 2010 and later). This option has some unusual traits:
If you want to use this option, be sure to choose the dowload labeled "Streets and Trips GPX import format", not "GPX Interchange Format". The former is formatted specifically for the "Import GPX File" data function found in Streets and Trips versions 2010 and later. The latter is a generic GPX file for mapping tools, and will not import properly into Streets and Trips.
Also, be sure you are using the "Import GPX File" function and not the "Import Data Wizard".
Here are some general traits of the various options for S&T users:
* Works only with Streets & Trips version 2010 or later.
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