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I'm looking for a complete, freely available file showing UTM Grid zones. Preferably not a simplified version, but one that shows the full grid zones and all 'exceptions' (e.g. in Northern Europe) - as per http://whatutmzoneamiin.blogspot.com/

Does anyone know where I can download such a file?

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What file format are you looking for? Its fairly simple to implement a LL -> UTM Zone algorithm, which can be used to generate the zones based on location, depending on how you want it displayed. –  Sasa Ivetic Mar 21 '11 at 19:58
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The calculation is at luomus.fi/english/botany/afe/map/utm.htm , but a shapefile would be nice... –  whuber Mar 21 '11 at 21:29
    
I don't much care about format..I can convert from one to another... I realize I could write an algorithm, but it seems like someone must have already created a file..no sense reinventing the wheel! –  Darren Cope Mar 22 '11 at 0:18
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Will this do: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/data/esri/world/utmzone.zip I haven't taken a close look at it, but it looked like it has the exceptions on there.

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Thanks Sasa! That's what I was looking for! –  Darren Cope Mar 22 '11 at 12:54
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Adding another just in case those links go stale: Global UTM Zones Grid — EPDI | EnviroProjects Digital Initiative. It's CC licensed, and has the exceptions around Norway and Svalbard.

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Shapefile

world_utmzones.zip

http://www.tzgisug.org/tikiwiki/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=2

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Thanks Mapperz. I've seen that file. However, if you notice, it doesn't have all of the 'exceptions' I mentioned. I'm looking for a full 'unsimplified' file. –  Darren Cope Mar 22 '11 at 0:18
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