How UTM Works

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Here’s a brief guide to the Universal Transverse Mercator system, which many of us know from mucking around with topographical maps. (At one point I could give my location using the UTM-derived military grid system.) [Geonewsfeed]

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His essays and reviews have been published by AE, Calafia, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. He lives in Shawville, Quebec.