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Does anyone know of any packages out there that implement a pure python method to convert lat/long coordinates to MGRS coordinates?

PyPi has a package, but it requires some c-extensions from another source, and I didn't want to use that. I figured before I go an recreate a complicated process, I'm hoping the community can make my life a tad easier.

Thanks everyone!

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Is this the pypi package you are referring to? –  Chad Cooper Feb 10 '12 at 15:24
    
Yep, this is the pypi package I am talking about. –  Josh Feb 10 '12 at 16:18
    
The GeoTrans C extensions come bundled in the package and are free to use. Is usage the issue? –  Chad Cooper Feb 10 '12 at 16:25
    
I am also looking for better solution to this problem with C code I am trying to install the package PyPi packagehowever, stuck with C lib unavailability on my system Can someone help in solving the problem, Getting C error with: # python setup.py install `running install running bdist_egg running egg_info writing requirements to mgrs.egg-info/requires.txt writing mgrs.egg-info/PKG-INFO writing top-level names to mgrs.egg-info/top_level.txt writing dependency_links to mgrs.egg-info/dependency_links.txt reading manifest file 'mgrs.egg-info/SOURCES. –  shashankS 7 hours ago

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I'm the developer of the PyPI package. You could simply port the GeoTRANS code that lives in this package to Python if you want a pure-Python extension. Do you want to use this on AppEngine or something? Otherwise, a ctypes wrapper to a C extension that you don't have to worry about at all with pre-compiled versions for Windows is as good as it'll get...

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Howard, Can you post a link to the c-code? Thanks Josh –  user5915 Feb 13 '12 at 12:00
    
Josh, if you pull the .tar.gz file of the PyPI package, the C files are in there to just do the MGRS. Note that there's a lot of trig and other messy math :) –  Howard Butler Feb 15 '12 at 2:57
    
Thanks Howard. I'll let you know how I do. I can't post a comment I noticed once some person determined this question was answered. –  josh1234 Feb 15 '12 at 11:59

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