What to do with different time zones?

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Bethany Smith

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Jan 20, 2022, 5:28:56 AMJan 20
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Hi again,

Just looking for some guidance on what to do when a project crosses different time zones (either spatially or temporally) as I can't find anywhere to specify this information in the Project details.

My specific issue is working in a country that uses day light savings, i.e. switches from EET to EEST over the summer. Cameras are left set to one time zone (EEST) all year round, but this means the metadata and time on the images over the winter is incorrect by an hour. Would you prefer that all photos are uploaded in the same time zone (although incorrect), or that the winter data has corrected metadata but then is being uploaded under two different time zones? It doesn't matter for me but imagine this becomes an issue for public downloads.

Thanks!
Beth

Bethany Smith

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Jan 20, 2022, 9:31:17 AMJan 20
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Quick edit: Actually guess it does matter to me as I'd much prefer *not* edit the metadata and keep everything in EEST, but I feel I need to specify the time zone in the project details somewhere for public downloads. Is this possible?

Thanks again,
Beth

Wildlife Insights

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Jan 26, 2022, 5:13:43 PMJan 26
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Hi Beth,

Thanks for your question. We currently don't have an option to specify time zone, but if you were interested in editing the metadata for your own purposes we have the option to update the date and time of all images in a deployment. We've also heard from a few folks that there's a need to edit individual images within a deployment for situations like yours. We'll definitely consider this as we prioritize new features!

Nicole
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