Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I need a shapefile with polygon features. Each feature has to be a unique UTM zone (each zone is 6 degrees) in the northern hemisphere.

I have no idea how to make it - Create fishnet gives a wrong result, and making it by hand is a time consuming operation.

How to automate this, or maybe download shapefile somewhere?

share|improve this question
    
    
Thanks a lot !!! Have found this: baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/data/esri/world/utmzone.zip –  Vasiya Jul 19 '13 at 8:59
    
I am very surprised to hear that Create Fishnet is giving a wrong result - I find it to be one of the most common and reliable tools that I use. –  PolyGeo Jul 19 '13 at 9:31
    
PolyGeo, as i understood, it gives parallel lines so when i need to make degree net it wont work (degree net is not parallel). –  Vasiya Jul 19 '13 at 10:37
    
When you use a "geographic" coordinate system--its coordinates are in degrees of latitude and longitude--then indeed (most of) the UTM zone boundaries are regularly spaced. ("Parallel" is not a relevant concept here.) If you describe in more detail how you applied Create fishnet, perhaps someone will help you obtain the correct result with it. –  whuber Jul 19 '13 at 13:14

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Your ArcGIS install should have a UTM Zones shapefile. Have a look under C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\Reference Systems

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.