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One of my customers is evaluating transport planning software Map&Guide ( and what we require is to get the transport route data from their file to Garmin navigation device.

The problem is that the M&G file contains coordinates in some system that I do not recognize and I would like to ask your help to sort it out.

Slice from the M&G *.BCR file:

STATION1=EST 10148,At Tallinn,Pärnu Maantee,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION2=RUS,At Archangel'sk,,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION3=RUS ,At Moskva / Kitaj-Gorod,Bol'shoj Cherkasskij pereulok,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION4=UA 01001,At Kyjiv,Esplanadna Vulytsia,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION5=AZ ,At Baki,Nanman Narimanov Avenue,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION6=GE ,At T'bilis? / Avlabari,Ketevan Camebulis Kuca,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION7=TR 31600,Ankara / Dörtyol,,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION8=D 12529,Berlin-Schönefeld-Terminal a,Flughafen,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0
STATION9=GB TW6 1,London Heathrow-Terminal 4 Arrival,Salisbury Road,0,,0,0,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0.000,0,,0,0.0000000000,0.00,0.00,,0,0,0,0

The coordinates should match the locations in second section. Being from Estonia, I do not recognize 2751856,8265742 pair as anywhere near me.

Any help on the matter or any hints where to dig on are much appreciated

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Looks like Universal Transverse Mercator

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Estonia is in UTM 34V (Gulf of Riga) & 35V

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I think the coordinates are in the spherical Mercator used by Bing maps and Google maps, NOT UTM. UTM coords normally are 6 digits in the easting. EPSG uses 3857 (as does Esri starting with ArcGIS 10) for the well-known ID. Esri used to use either 102113 or 102100 and others around the internet use 900913 ("google").

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