I was given an unprojected coordinate in the form of lat, lon and I am using
pyproj to convert to projected coordinate as such:
from pyproj import Proj # New Jersey lat = 40.704895 lon = -74.094994 wgs84 = Proj(proj='utm', zone=18, ellps='clrk66') x, y = wgs84(sample_data['lon'], sample_data['lat']) # x = 576453.375, y = 4506180.871 # 576453 meters east and 4508180 meters north of the zone's origin
I'd like to know the origin (0, 0) of the UTM zone 18N. I tried using inverse conversion with
wgs84(0, 0, inverse=True)
I got (-79.48869479772156, 0.0) which means it's 79 meters south and right at the Prime Meridian which seems wrong.