I have the following UTM coordinates:

ID Easting Northing UTM
1 10V 0614067 7080117 10V 614067 7080117
2 10V 0614134 7080506 10V 614134 7080506
3 10V 0614193 7080765 10V 614193 7080765

I have used the Convert Coordinate Notation -tool in ArcGIS Pro to try and convert the coordinates to WGS84. I've followed the instructions by Esri found in here: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/2.8/tool-reference/data-management/supported-notation-formats.htm and used the UTM column as the input field with embedded spaces and latitude band instead of N (or S), no decimals and UTM Zone 10N as the input coordinate system.

I get the warning number 001293: Coordinate conversion failed for records. Any idea how I should format the UTM coordinates for ArcGIS Pro to recognize them?

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    The 10V is not part of the easting, it's the MGRS grid cell, so the data isn't UTM, but MGRS.
    – Vince
    Commented May 30, 2022 at 23:22
  • The UTM zones are divided into latitude bands as well (each 8 degrees latitude) and marked with letters, that's where I believe the "V" comes from. Eg. in here: maptools.com/tutorials/grid_zone_details
    – Sn0W
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 20:11
  • Yes, those grid zones are assigned by the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). The linked document conflates the two incorrectly.
    – Vince
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 20:53

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Your three lines of sample data worked for me with

  • Input coordinate system: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_10N
  • Input coordinate format: UTM bands
  • X Field (where the data is) UTM

Convert Coordinate Notation screenshot

If the warning is being cause by other records, try ticking the 'Exclude records with invalid notation' option

  • Thanks Mark! I tried it again but without a success (the name warning appears with an empty output). Must be something with my data.
    – Sn0W
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 20:36

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