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Layer: Time Zones (ID: 0)

Name: Time Zones

Display Field: zone

Type: Feature Layer

Geometry Type: esriGeometryPolygon

Description: The Time Zones dataset was compiled on October 04, 2019 and was updated on January 05, 2023 from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). This layer is a digital representation of the geographic boundaries of the nine time zones that cover the United States and its territories (the Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii–Aleutian, Samoa, and Chamorro time zones). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the Nation's time zones and the uniform observance of Daylight-Saving Time. The oversight of time zones was assigned to DOT due to the importance of time coordination for transportation related activities. The time zones were established by the Standard Time Act of 1918 and amended by the Uniform Time Act of 1966. Time zones in the U.S. are defined in the U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 6, Subchapter IX - Standard Time. The time zone boundaries are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49, Subtitle A, Part 71 - Standard Time Zone Boundaries. Segments used to compile the geospatial layer were derived from the CFR’s time zone descriptions ( Descriptions consist of segments referencing administrative boundaries, infrastructure, natural features, and geodesic lines. These segments are contained in various data layers in the National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) portfolio, the federal government’s authoritative geospatial data repository. Referenced segments were extracted from their NGDA and then merged to form continuous boundaries. In instances where there were multiple scales for a given dataset, the largest scale or most detailed layer was used. The standard time of the Atlantic zone is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) minus 4 hours; Eastern zone is UTC minus 5 hours; Central zone is UTC minus 6 hours; Mountain zone is UTC minus 7 hours; Pacific zone is UTC minus 8 hours; Alaska zone is UTC minus 9 hours; Hawaii–Aleutian zone is UTC minus 10 hours; Samoa zone is UTC minus 11 hours; and Chamorro zone is UTC plus 10 hours. For more information, please visit:

Service Item Id: ec24f38e133e4b0e84f652a1269598c2

Copyright Text: Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Default Visibility: true

MaxRecordCount: 2000

Supported Query Formats: JSON, geoJSON, PBF

Min Scale: 0

Max Scale: 0

Supports Advanced Queries: true

Supports Statistics: true

Has Labels: false

Can Modify Layer: true

Can Scale Symbols: false

Use Standardized Queries: true

Supports Datum Transformation: true

Drawing Info: Advanced Query Capabilities:
HasZ: false

HasM: false

Has Attachments: false

HTML Popup Type: esriServerHTMLPopupTypeAsHTMLText

Type ID Field: null

Supported Operations:   Query   Query Attachments   Query Analytic   Generate Renderer   Return Updates

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