I have a database of earth's grid, I have consolidated elements from 1152x576 to 360°x180° and then those degrees into geographical zones and time zones so I get 5(6) geographical zones (N/S frigid, N/S temperate, (N/S) torrid) and ~24 time zones ((+/-)0, +1 to +12 (or +-12) and -12 to -1) and that's the problem, because it's 5:24 zones (latitude:longitude) and it's bad ratio.
I am displaying those zones in a table and it doesn't look well, when the x axis is 5 times longer than y axis. Is there widely used consolidation of longitude into less, but bigger areas?
I was thinking for example about 8 areas, 4 on western and 4 on eastern hemisphere, but I could't find if this division of longitude exists. Would it be somthing like WWW, WWE, WEW, WEE, EWW, EWE, EEW, EEE? Is it used normally so the people looking into my database will understand it? I can make it look like "WWW (0°-45°)" etc, I think it will be the best, am I right?
EDIT: I encountered a new problem, that this division of longitude has different borders than division on time zones, time zone start on 7.5° + x*15° and this division would start on 0° + x*45°, so I couln't consolidate 3 time zones into one portion of 45° and I consolidated those 2 approaches separately.