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# Questions tagged [utm]

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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### Converting from Local Coordinate to lat/long and vice verse gives out different results

I am trying to convert a set of local co ordinates into lat/long and vice versa and I have the code for it taken from this site itself , the issue is When I do these conversions they are not resulting ...
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### WGS84 Lon/Lat to UTM in R [closed]

I know this question was asked several times and I searched plenty of past answers and tried plenty of variations but I couldn't transform my coordinates correctly. My coordinates (stored in a .csv) ...
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### Convert lat/lng to x/y pixel 2D PNG image

I have a 2D PNG map which I know the corners of my image and I also have the image size all as below: image size: 600x600 pixel top-right coordinate: (35.74706129,52.08012633) => (lat,long) ...
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### Convert UTM zone into EPSG code

I have the UTM code 36S and want to convert it to EPSG. Somebody told me that if the UTM code contains 'S', then the first three digits of the EPSG code are 327, and if the UTM code is 'N' then use ...
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### Nearest neighbor distance for Arctic area that spans 2-3 UTM zones

Using QGIS3.10, I have tried Distance Matrix and NNJoin (distance results 0 - 10.32 for both, likely in degrees). I have 93 points of 2 types in one shapefile. I have the same distance issue if the ...
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### I only have UTM coordinates (Excel) that I have to convert into shapefile? Add x,y data doesn't work!

I have an Excel file that has UTM easting, northing coordinates. I don't have lat/long. I guess adding x,y data is only for latitude and longitude? Whenever I tried, it's appearing in different ...
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### Reprojecting data from EPSG:3857 into Peru UTM Zone 17

I am trying to reproject EPSG:3857 Spherical Mercator OpenStreetMap Data to the local Peruvian UTM Zone 17. How do I find out which transformation method is suitable for +-1m accuracy? I have SAFE ...
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### Method to determine of coordinates in GeoJSON feature are Lat/Lng or UTM?

Is there a @turf or any other helper method to quickly determine if coordinates in GeoJSON feature are Lat/Lng or UTM?
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### Transforming CRS to UTM using Python

I am trying to transform CRS to UTM using a GeoJSON file. This is what I tried: from sentinelhub import CRS country_crs = CRS.UTM_32N country = country.to_crs(crs={'init':CRS.ogc_string(country_crs)})...
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### Transform Gauss Krüger Zone 3 data into WGS 84 / UTM 33N in QGIS [duplicate]

I would like to transform this data: https://opendata.dwd.de/climate_environment/CDC/grids_germany/halfyear/precipitation/ (it is Gauss Krüger Zone 3) into WGS 84 / UTM 33N in QGIS. How do I do it? ...
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### Shapefile is saved in EPSG:4326 despite being set to EPSG:32651 via geopandas

This is the code def loadPoint(): df = pd.read_csv(r'C:\Users\imper\Documents\new_GISfiles\earthquakesPH\emscPhilippines2008to2020_lonLat.csv') geometry = [Point(xy) for xy in zip(df....
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### Converting Latitude and Longitude to multiple UTM zones

I have a data set of 3000 plots with coordinates in Lat/Long. It spans 13 UTM zones. I want to break it up into chunks corresponding with the 13 UTM zones, and convert the coordinates in each chunk to ...
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### What would be a good way to test data in different projections have identical locations?

I have 2 sets of files for which I want to compare the coordinates of ~3000 plots I have a 38 shapefiles of surveyed plots in different regions of Northern Canada. Some of them are projected in ...
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### What is the order of parameter (lat/long) in python UTM package for conversion into x, y coordinate?

Currently, I am trying to convert (lat, long) into (x, y) coordinates in Python. There are some packages like pyproj or utm to do that. For example: import utm lat = 41.8836718276551 lon = 12....
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### Is there a piecewise-UTM coordinate system?

Is there an EPSG code, WKT or a proj4 string, for a single global piecewise-UTM coordinate system such as MGRS (the NATO military grid reference system)? I suppose this would work similar to the ...
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### Using QGIS to convert from WGS to UTM not working

My predicament is this. I have inherited a bunch of data in multiple projections, and I need to calculate hub distance to get distance from one grid of points to a contour layer (I have extracted ...
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### Basemap in EPSG 32651 doesn't align with point layer in same CRS (red) but aligns with point layer in EPSG 4326 (yellow). What gives?

I have tried running the CSVtoPoint script in 4326 and 32651 project CRS but the results are the same. I can just use the point layer in 4326 but it is not a projection so it uses degrees instead of ...
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### Difference of Assign projection, Reproject Layer, and Define layer projection in QGIS?

I have a point layer and a polygon layer that are all in UTM51N projection but do not align. Just want to know when should I use Assign, Reproject, or Define. Experimented with a polygon in EPSG:4326 ...
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### Map Graticule in UTM projections (openlayers)

I'd like to know if there is a way to display the Graticule labels on a different projection like UTM. Visit this link and search for EPSG: "31982" (UTM 22s SIRGAS2000) projection to understand the ...
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### Maximo Spatial: Convert UTM to lat/long with Python 2.7.0 (using only the standard Python library) [closed]

Maximo Spatial is a work order management system in which I can write scripts in Python 2.7.0. I want to write a Python 2.7.0 script in Maximo that will convert UTM coordinates to latitude/longitude ...
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### Layer disappears when changing from CRS in degrees to CRS in meters in QGIS

The problem I have tens of thousands of small polygons for which I want to create buffer/doughnuts for, but I don’t get the units right. I want meters and not degrees, and changing to (what I think ...
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### Import CSV of UTM points to QGIS [closed]

I am having an extremely difficult time importing my CSV file, with UTM points, to QGIS. I am a very basic QGIS user, and the online information so far hasn't helped me figure out this problem. ...
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### Custom PROJ CRS for shifted, rotated, and skewed axes?

It is possible to create a custom PROJ definition for a cartesian CRS with shifted, rotated, and skewed axes? For example: Where The x-axis is formed by the line AC, the y-axis by the line AB, and ...
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### Convert lat/lng to pixel in UTM image files [closed]

This is my first post on this site so please be gentle :) I have a number of large image files that map locations around the world. These image files are in UTM projection and I am looking to write a ...
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### EPSG 3857 vs UTM coordinate

I am trying to understand the difference between the two coordinates system. By so far I grasp that EPSG:3857 is used for a web-based map like Google Maps, OpenStreetMap. I am getting a position (in ...
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### Seeking documentation about non-iterative UTM to Lat-Long projection formulas

In Hager, John W., James F. Behensky, and Brad W. Drew. "The universal grids: Universal transverse mercator (utm) and universal polar stereographic (ups)." DMA technical manual 8358 (1989). I ...
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### Project point from one UTM zone to other

I am currently working on a project where we have to figure out the position of one point based on the known position of two (user-input) points. Now the problem is that the users could provide two ...
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### QGIS 3.6.1 problems with CRS

After I have created a new QGIS project, the project CRS is set automatically to WGS84 (EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 - Geographic). The layer (.shp) which I loaded to the project has already a predefined CRS (...
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### GeoPandas transform latitude/longitude coordinates to UTM coordinates

I have a shapefile which I read with GeoPandas, this shapefile has lat/long coordinates and I want to transform it to UTM coordinates. I tried this: shapefile = gpd.read_file('example.shp') #CRS = ...
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### Why is Sentinel-1 using geographic coordinate system and Sentinel-2 projected one?

I was wondering if there's any particular reason for Sentinel-1 to be georeferenced to WGS '84 (a geographic coordinate system), while Sentinel-2 is using UTM (a projected coordinate system). I couldn'...
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### Wrong northing value: standardizing with a correction by 10 000 000 meters

I'm trying to draw points on a map and I have a problem using the projections. I have no problem getting points from longlat to UTM. But it seems that there is a problem when specifying UTM zone 15M ...
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### Incorrect false northing in pyproj?

I am using version Rel. 5.2.0, September 15th, 2018 on OSX but get the same answers on other platforms with other versions. prompt> echo 3 0 | proj +proj=utm +zone=1 +ellips=wgs84 500000.00 ...
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### Converting large data with lat and long into X and Y?

I have 9888562 records in dataframe and I would like to convert my lat, long to UTM x,y. according to my code, I have used pyproj package but because my data are too much it takes a long time and ...
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### PostGIS: spatial analysis of point layer SRID 4326 using UTM grid

Edited, as suggested. I've got a PostgreSQL/PostGIS table 'Datos' ALTER TABLE datos ADD COLUMN geom GEOMETRY; UPDATE datos SET geom = ST_MakePoint(decimallongitude,decimallatitude); update datos ...
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### Get UTM zone with GeoPandas from a shapefile

I want to know to which UTM zone belong a shapefile. With GeoPandas I can read a shapefile and know its EPSG code: import geopandas as gpd dataframe = gpd.read_file('shapefile.shp') print(dataframe....
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### Convert decimal degrees to meters QGIS

I am working in QGIS 3.4.8-Madeira on MacOS 10.14. I simply want to create a buffer on a point shapefile, but the layer is not being read in UTM but in degrees. I understand this is a common question ...
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### Wrong scalebar for a map of Scotland

I am working on a project that focuses on Scotland. When I use the print composer to add a scalebar the scale is wrong. It shows 50 km for a distance that is probably around 200 km. Following the ...
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### ESRI Clarity vs Google Maps satellite images, distortion due to elevation?

I have a couple of satellite images, each about 1 km square, of the same rock climbing area. One is from ESRI Clarity, the other from Google Maps. The Clarity image is projected to UTM and has a UTM ...
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### Count points from two tables in polygons with PostgreSQL/PostGIS

I've got CREATE TABLE points1 ( point1id varchar PK, geom1 geom, date1 date); CREATE TABLE points2 ( point2id varchar PK, geom2 geom, date2 date); Both with indexes. I ...
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### Why is a projection conversion off by factor of SQRT(2)?

I am attempting to draw a 3 km ring around downtown Minneapolis. Let downtown be defined as Government Plaza (-93.2661, 44.9765). I am using this ring to calculate census tracts within a distance of a ...
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### Difference between UTM Zone 15N and UTM Zone 15T?

I'm working on a project where the deliverable is a spreadsheet of point locations and needs to include Eastings and Northings in UTM Zone 15T. I usually use EPSG:26915 NAD83 / UTM zone 15N in this ...
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### Arbitrary Data Points to Known UTMs

I have a series of data points that are placed out along an arbitrary grid and I have the known UTM of the datum for this grid. I'm sure there is a way to snap all the arbitrary points so they are ...
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### Computing GPS points accuracy

I have stand alone GPS points and RTK points collected at the same time and I want to compute the accuracy (1 sigma) of the GPS points. Using the haversine formula, I computed the distance between the ...
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### Exporting full UTM coordinates

I want to export my point layer as CSV with the point coordinates as "xy", QGIS does the job quite well. One problem arises though, and that is that the Easting UTM coordinate is lacking the first two ...
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### Representing projected coordinates from several UTM zones into the same one

I have a database with coordinates in WGS84 (4326) that all of them belong to Italy. Italy is split in two more or less equal UTM zones, 32 and 33. I need to transform those geographic coordinates to ...
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### Georeference an image by knowing two Lat/Long coordinates?

How can I georeference an unrotated image by knowing two Lat/Lng coordinates? I tried to transform the coordinates to UTM, but this didn't work (for me), because I also need to rotate it and ...
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### QGIS custom UTM CRS including zone number in coordinates?

Is it somehow possible in QGIS to define a custom CRS which is based on UTM but accepts Easting coordinates that include the zone number? The point behind this is, that I've got DXF files that I ...
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### Customizing Projected Coordinate System

My area of interest is between UTM zone 22 and 23. I'm struggling in create a custom projection, so: Can I create a custom UTM projection, would be this the minimum distortion? I did not understand ...