[Qgis-user] New QGIS Date/Time Tools Plugin

C Hamilton adenaculture at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 07:22:51 PST 2021

I would like to invite you to take a look at a new QGIS plugin that I have
titled "Date/Time Tools". Currently it only has one capability to display
date, time, and timezone information with conversions between UNIX time
(Epoch), Julian dates, and ISO8601 date/time formats. It can calculate the
difference between two dates and if provided with a coordinate it will
display sun information such as dawn, sunrise, noon, sunset, dusk as well
as the azimuth of the sun and its elevation from the given location. Here
is the release download datetimetools-3.0.0. You will need to manually
install it.


Here is some documentation:


I apologize up front to those of you who think external libraries should
not be embedded in a plugin, but for my users, if the plugin is not self
contained they may not take the extra step to install the necessary
libraries and the plugin might not be used. Also this is a very big plugin
because it includes the timezonefinder python library which is about 42Mb.
The library adds the ability to specify a coordinate and return a time zone
and there is really no way to reduce the size unless you also reduce the

For those who use the OSGeo4W installer you may need to include the scipy
library. The standalone installers already have it by default.

I would enjoy any suggestions or feedback. Also for the QGIS team, can a
plugin this large be included into the plugin repo?

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