Convert coordinates from Geographic (latitude, longitude) to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system

See also to convert coordinates backwards: Convert UTM to Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinate system

Coordinate system that enables every location on the Earth to be specified by a set of numbers or letters. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent horizontal position. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.


Latitude (φ) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude is an angle which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° (North or South) at the poles.


Longitude (λ) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earth's surface. It is an angular measurement, usually expressed in degrees.

Datum (ellipsoid)

Ellipsoids describe the shape of the earth used to calculate the UTM grid. Available ellipsoids:

  • Airy
  • Australian National
  • Bessel 1841
  • Bessel 1841 Nambia
  • Clarke 1866
  • Clarke 1880
  • Everest 1830 India
  • Everest 1830 Malaysia
  • Everest 1956 India
  • Everest 1964 Malaysia and Singapore
  • Everest 1969 Malaysia
  • Everest Pakistan
  • Fischer 1960 Mercury
  • Fischer 1968
  • GRS 1967
  • GRS 1980
  • Helmert 1906
  • Hough
  • Indonesian 1974
  • International
  • Krassovsky
  • Modified Airy
  • Modified Everest
  • Modified Fischer 1960
  • South American 1969
  • WGS 60
  • WGS 66
  • WGS 72
  • WGS 84


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