The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) geographic coordinate system uses a 2-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system to give locations on the surface of the Earth.

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What is the most accurate coordinate system for calculating areas of polygons?

I have multiple polygons, all located offshore around the UK. I am trying to calculate the areas of these polygons in square kilometres, without splitting them by UTM zone. Is it possible to do this ...
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Calculate distortion outside a UTM zone

One of my colleagues is working with data that is spread across two UTM zone. The majority of the data is in one zone, with a few outliers in another zone. He would like to know what the area ...
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How to reproject a vector layer in QGIS?

I have some shape file which is in UTM. I wanted them to convert to Decimal Degrees in QGIS. Thanks.
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Source for UTM Zone File

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) - ...
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Batch convert lat longs to UTM?

I've got a .csv file that contains a long list of latitude and longitude points. Is there an efficient way to batch convert the list into a projected UTM coordinate system? Thanks.
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How to generate a shapefile containing an UTM grid (graticule)?

I'm looking for a shapefile containing an 1000m or 2000m UTM grid ("graticule"). All I was about to find on the web is a 10000m UTM grid (here: http://en.giswiki.net/wiki/UTM) and I am aware that a ...
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Meridian convergence. True north, magnetic north and grid north

I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around meridian convergence, the horizontal angular distance between true north and grid north. Say I want to determine if a feature lies to the east or west ...
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Determine the UTM zone/hemisphere in a particular datum

I'm using GDAL to convert coordinates from one system (geographic or projected) to another. Assume I want to convert geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the WGS84 datum, to UTM ...
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Convert geographic coordinates to UTM zone 29N with Javascript

I have an issue converting lat longs to UTM with the ArcGIS javscript API. Lets say that I have a map, based on the UTM zone 29N, also known as WKID 32629. I have a known set of coordinates from a ...
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How to calculate the UTM-Latitude-band?

I have to convert a coordinate from UTM to MGRS. I think I have the most of it covered, but I have some difficulties to calculate the correct Latitude-band. How can I decide which band the coordinate ...
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Getting zone from UTM in order to convert to latlong

I am trying to convert UTM to a latlong point. To get that done I need to know the zone where the UTM coordinates are. how can I find the zone from UTM?. the place coordinates that I work on lay on ...
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How to find bounding coordinates (lat/long) for UTM zones?

I want to error check incoming lat/lng points by checking if the point resides within the given UTM zone. (This would work for the data im using because sometimes there is a missing sign or lat/lng is ...
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How to reproject a raster in QGIS? [closed]

I wanted to reproject raster file from UTM to decimal degree in QGIS version 1.7.1 or 1.8.0.. I could reproject one raster file before in QGIS Version 1.8.0. I have tried again, but now we cannot ...
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Convert Lat/Long to UTM specifying which zone to use (C++)

I need to convert Latitude/Longitude coordinates into UTM, in C++, specifying which zone to use. I am working with locations that fall in two zones, and would like to project them all into one zone - ...