I'm a GIS novice, and am struggling to understand how to drive proj4 to accomplish what seems like a simple thing. I've googled for a couple of days, but everything I find seems to presuppose quite advanced knowledge, and leaves many things unsaid. Stack Overflow couldn't clear it up for me, either..
I have a conversion between UTM easting/northing and lat/long to do in both directions. Once I get this working, I'll add some different projections/datums.
I'm working on my recently acquired knowledge/assumptions:
- This conversion will require a datum translation, because WGS84 (standard datum for UTM) has it's prime meridian approximately 100m east of Greenwich (where longitude is zero).
- I don't need to worry about ellipsoids, because the lat/long are geographic coordinates, rather than projected ones.
- I can either start the conversions using one string (as used in the command-line instantiation), or can pre-assemble a source and destination object, and call
Another issue is that if I call the code directly, while I've found the
projUV datatype - I can't find the corresponding UTM version.
Could someone please get me started with the format of the string(s) of either method required?
Perhaps using conversion from zone 56 499451mE 6960921mS to lat/long as an example.