Accession Number:

ADA196640

Title:

Standard UTM-to-GEO/GEO-to-UTM Coordinate Conversion Algorithms.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo. no. 33 (Final),

Corporate Author:

JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this document is to present an analysis of the standard algorithms used to convert the location of a point on the earths surface from geographic coordinates latitudelongitude to Universal Transverse Mercator Grid form eastingnorthing, and back again. This reports treats only the problem of transforming UTM to Lat-Long and vice versa. The companion problem - which spheroids to use in different parts of the world - is not addressed. The computed terms are expanded in the standard series See Army Tech Manual No. 5-241-8. These terms are then examined numerically to determine which are necessary for a given accuracy. The analysis shows how 1 meter accuracy in Northern and Eastern or in Lat-Long can be obtained. Keywords Latitude Longitude Series expansion, Accuracy, Limitations. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE