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 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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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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pyproj, proj4 doesn't return same coordinates after inverse conversion

I'm trying to interpolate between coordinates, as a step in that process I convert latlong to UTM so I can work in metric. I don't get the expected latlong when converting back, reproduced below: ...
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How to work with UTM and multiple zones

I'm totally a newbie with geo tools. I'm using Sharpmap as I'm working with C#. I have a map where I can put an item on a UTM Location with E,N Zone and number. So the item appears on the desired ...
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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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PostGis: Geometry from UTM text

I have plain data in a postgresql table which looks like this: ╔════╦═══════╦═════════════╦══════════════╦══════════╦═════════════════╗ ║ id ║ index ║ easting ║ northing ║ utm_zone ║ ...
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how to convert UTM northing and longitude to latitude

I am doing some work with the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), which is based on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM). I find that I need to convert from UTM northing and longitude (actually, ...
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How to convert WGS84 to UTM when the study area covers 4 UTM Zones: 43- 46?

I'm working in ARCGIS 10.2, my area of interest falls in 4 UTM zones 43,44,45,46 equally distributed so i can't use the option of majority of area's UTM zone. Since i need to carryout varies analysis ...
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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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Matching ArcGIS and QGIS coordinate systems

I have the following info for a feature class in ArcGIS that is supposed to be in WGS 1984/UTM 16N projected coordinate system: Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.000000 ...
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Best formula for calculating short distances in UTM?

I'm fairly new at calculating distances with precision, but I wanted to know what is the best formula for calculating short distances in UTM coordinates. The distances that I'am calculating are all ...
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Angular distance between Grid and True North given Lat/Long

As part of a project that uses UTM coordinates I am trying to find a formula to compute the angle (with sign) between the grid north and the true north. I understand this is called meridian ...
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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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Which UTM zone to use for a large country?

I want to reproject OpenStreetMap roads data from the current projection (WGS 84) to UTM, since I read in another GIS.SE discussion (How to get $length in meters in QGIS?) that WGS 84 cannot be used ...
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Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet

Forgive me, I'm a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I've searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck. My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster ...
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Negative UTM easting

I am trying to do the following calculation: Given lat,lon of a point (center of a rectangular (in UTM) domain), I find its UTM coordinates. Given domain width and length, I find coordinate of its 4 ...
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Displaying UTM basemap and blocks

Im using arcmaps 10.1 and i have to imput pen points off a buch of old maps into arcmaps i have everything in order in arc maps but need help displaying the utm zones, basemaps, blocks, possibly ...
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How do I get the x- and y-coordinate values of points in UTM using QGIS?

To get to know the size of the study area and how far objects are separated, I need to know x- and y-coordinate values. Although the $x and $y of Field Calculator returned latitudes and longitudes, ...
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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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How to detect MGRS/UTM zone?

I posted a similar question on StackOverflow, but I thought I'd check here as well. I am developing an open-source library for converting between coordinate systems, and I've run into a wall. I want ...
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How can I convert LIDAR based measurement to UTM coordinate?

I have lidar based measurement with azimuth elevation and range, I would like to convert this data to UTM coordinate. I know the position of the lidar in UTM coordinate system, so I developed the ...
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Convert Lat/Long to UTM specifying which zone to use (Java)

I have a set of coordinates in decimal degrees spread across two UTM zones in my Java application that I want to export to use in Petrel, so they need to be in the same UTM zone. Is there a java ...
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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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UTM Coordinate Mapping Across Zones

I am building an application that requires me to plot UTM coordinates on a chart using CSV data. I am given two UTM coordinates for each record, although I would like the application to handle zone ...
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Kernel density estimation across multiple UTM zones

I'm trying to compare the spatial distribution between two groups of fishing locations (for each of several different years) in the Bering Sea (lat's ~53 to 65N, long's ~ -178 to -158W. My preliminary ...
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Shapefiles from Nationalgrid without a .prj file - what projection are they in?

Im working with these shapefiles: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/land-and-development/planning-authority/shape-files/ They show pipelines & electricity grid of the UK. They do not ...
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Postgis | Problems Reprojecting a Point from UTM ED50 to GEOGRAPHIC ETRS89

I've got a POINTS PostGIS table in the 23030 (ED50 UTM 30N) SRID. I'm having a lot of problems trying to reproject those points from ED50 UTM coordinate system to ETRS89 Geographic (lat/long) ...
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How to convert WGS84 to UTM when the study area covers two zones: UTM 51N and 52N

I want to use ArcMap to convert the WGS84 to UTM. But the study area covers two zones: UTM 51N and 52N. Which zone should I choose to output the result? 
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Are there WMS servers providing maps of UTM zones, actually in the zone projection?

There are lots of EPSG:4326 (lat lon) services out there but if one has to use an UTM projected map as base layer to display utm scenes, are there any WMS endpoints publicly available for that?
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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 change GK-coordinates to UTM with the field calculator in QGIS?

i have a qgis project in ETRS89 (UTM) with some vectorshapes. i already transformes them from GK into UTM. but now the attribute table still show me the GK-coordinates. HOW can i change it? with the ...
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Which EPSG for UTM with 8 digits in QGIS

I have a UTM datasets with 8 digits, so the first digits are 32 (for UTM Zone 32N), but which EPSG should I use to get the data at the right spot in QGIS in a 6 digits system. If I want to transfer ...
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How to reproject data in multiple UTM zones? (DRCongo, Rwanda and Uganda)

I am working in the area near to Virunga National Park, in DRCongo, Uganda and Rwanda. I have established my working area in the zone 35 south. However, I also have to work with data from Uganda and ...
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Adding UTM Zone Number to Coordinates

The computer program that I'm working with requires an 8 digit UTM Easting for the coordinates of shapefiles (i.e., the UTM zone number must be included with each coordinate within a shapefile). The ...
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How to enter series of points along certain angle at regular distances in ArcMap?

I would like to enter a series of points along a certain angle in ArcMap. I have a UTM coordinate as a starting point, and from that I'd like to enter 10 points at a 120 degree bearing every 50 ...
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projection issues from ArcGIS to Qgis

I am pretty new to ArcGIS and Qgis. I have loaded some geometry data in Qgis from my postgres database, then I have also loaded the same data in ArcGIS. Then from ArcGIS i have created a shapefile ...
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Error with adding map layer to QGIS?

I am working on a project on QGIS were a i have 50 geographical point i would like to put in map. The reference system is the UTM Zone 36S. I have successfully imported the coordinates but after i ...
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How to display distance in meters (km) and not in Decimal Degrees in QGIS 2.4?

I am a GIS beginner, and I have a question about how to get the distance between two points in meters instead of decimal degree. In QGIS 2.4 I have a project with two point layers (in WGS84). From ...
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Updating and exporting XY positions in UTM and WGS84 to spreadsheet using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

On a daily basis I'm editing the geographic positions of various points of a shapefile (corner_XY.shp) by dragging them on my map. When this editing task is done I'm updating the points coordinates in ...
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How to synchronize the marker's rotation field with the angular distortion in the map projection

I'm Using QGIS 1.8.0 to plot a global dataset showing the positions of aircraft in flight. The data I have are .csv files with three columns: Latitude, Longitude, and angle of travel. I assign ...
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What does 'projected bounds' and 'WGS84 bounds' mean in the definition of a CRS (on spatialreference.org)?

The site http://spatialreference.org gives 'Projected Bounds' and 'WGS84 Bounds' for each Coordinate System. What does these 'bounds' mean? e.g. for ETRS89 / UTM zone 32 N this is given: I know what ...
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How to transform KML from lon-lat to UTM (E-N), using Python?

I have a lot of KML files set as lon-lat (geographic coordinates) and want to set them as UTM (E-N) and WGS84 with Python (using arcpy, ogr, or gdal) Does anyone knows how to do this?
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UTM Grid as a Layer with Leaflet

How can I display a UTM Grid as a layer with Leaflet? Search a way to embed a OpenStreetMap map with Leaflet in a website. Particularity. I want to display a UTM Grid as a Layer. In addition, lower ...
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How to convert from EPSG:4326 to WGS84/UTM 32U?

I am unable to convert from the project's coordinate system to a different one using QGis 1.8.0. I have a .shp file with a certain coordinate system information (WGS84 EPSG:4326 according to qgis). I ...
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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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Convert shapefile to LonLat (R)

Just a small disclaimer: I don't have any background in cartography, hence I might have missed the answer to my question in search just because I didn't even know the keywords to look for. So, I am ...
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Transforming coordinates between wgs84 and UTM ED50 31N, what am I missing?

My problem is I must tranform a point cloud from wgs84 (geographic) to UTM (projected) ED50 for zone 31North. Easy, isn't it? Well, first surprise is I have several free webs who offer me this ...
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Mine Grid to UTM

I have been given spatial data (lidar) that was collected in mine grid feet in ASCII format. I am using arc to process but need to define a projection does anyone know how to do this or any other ...