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RE: Original (?) posting re USDA zone map

Doubt they would allow that unless they do the public thing....

But I do think Chris should mention it at his boring day job (can never
remember those darn initials) ... now that would be avenue to get the
computer stuff done in a quick amount of time.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of James R. Fisher
> Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 8:52 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Original (?) posting re USDA zone map
> Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
> >>Here's the first I can find from Avent, again to John Bryan who
> >>posed the original question re applicability of the Zone Map:
> >
> >
> > Hey Jim,
> >
> >    Do you know if they're going to make the data that they used to
> create
> >    the maps publicly available?
> >
> >    It would be great for a Web site like hort.net to tell you your
> hardiness
> >    zone just by typing in your zip code.
> >
> > Chris
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Don't know; why don't you ask Tony himself ? But one of his messages
> says they are planning to do via the web just what you wish. And if they
> do, couldn't hort.net act as a proxy for it ? That is, if they put a
> zip lookup on their site, you could have a zip lookup box on hort net,
> transfer
> the zip to USDA web lookup, parse the result, and feed the zone back to
> the
> hort.net requestor.
> -jrf
> --
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]
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