Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UTMs (Universal Transverse Mercator) lesson

You've heard of Latitude and Longitude.  You may have even heard of Universal Transverse Mercator UTM) but do you know what that means or how do you use it?  It's actually a much easier system to use than lat/long because it doesn't deal with curvature. The following is originally from a Powerpoint presentation that I converted to fit the blog.  After looking through it, and perhaps following along on your own USGS 7.5 min. quad map, you will see how simple a locational system it really is.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. I've heard of UTMs but didn't really understand them. This made it pretty clear. I'm going to try using this system.