What UTM like coordinate system is this?


I have this set of coordinates: 4622580.00000, 503749.00000

They should roughly correlate with 51°01'39.4"N 13°44'44.2"E in Dresden, Germany.

At first I thought they might be UTM, but that puts me off the coast of Somalia. Does anybody have an idea? Or maybe they are UTM but with special options? I am unfortunately not very knowledgeable with coordinate systems.

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How does the Buffer app append UTM parameters?


Buffer seems like a great way to link multiple social accounts and conveniently crosspost. There’s plenty of praise on the web for the service, it seems super user friendly, and it looks like it might be the right app for my use case.

But one thing I can’t readily find on the net: How does Buffer add UTM parameters?

A screenshot:

How does Buffer add UTM parameters

What UTM convention does Buffer use? And is there any way to customize this scheme for our particular purposes?

QGIS UTM zones – TIN interpolation plugin


I am trying to add a Z-variable to a vector in order to eventually calculate the volume or the zone using TIN. I was told I first need to set my UTM in order for my Z-variable to be recognized in meters. If my vector spans accross various UTM zones, which ones do I use?

Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet


Forgive me, I’m a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I’ve searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck.

My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster files; a TIFF and an accompanying .tfw file. The XY coordinates in the .tfw file are given in feet.

I’ve got these images to come in perfectly in CAD by setting the coordinates to UTM83-15 and manually declaring the input coordinates to be feet. It lines up perfectly.

However, when I try to use ArcMap, if I set the zone to UTM83 Zone 15N, it seems to force (logically so, I suppose) the input to be read as meters, which pushes everything ~3.28x up and to the right of where I want it.

I cannot for the life of me find a way to force it to be in feet, nor can I find the same coord system not in metric. Im about to write a script to go through and convert all the X-Y to meteres: an imperfect solution as I don’t really want to manipulate my base data.

To fix this:

  1. Is there a way to force ArcMap to read an input file as feet while using a UTM 15 origin?
  2. Is there a foot based surrogate coordinate system with the same origin for UTM83-15N?

Updating and exporting XY positions in UTM and WGS84 to spreadsheet using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?


On a daily basis I’m editing the geographic positions of various points of a shapefile (corner_XY.shp) by dragging them on my map. When this editing task is done I’m updating the points coordinates in their attribute table column by column by right clicking on the column and calculate geometry.

I have 4 columns: Latitude – Longitude – X_UTM – Y_UTM
Latitude/longitude in WGS84 (format= DD MM SS,SSS) and X_UTM – Y_UTM in WGS84 UTM Zone 15 N.

I’m then exporting the attribute table with the updated fields (Latitude – Longitude – X_UTM – Y_UTM) to an excel spreadsheet to share it with my team.

Exemple of output:

X_UTM        Y_UTM      Latitude            Longitude
596697.989  2276072.78  20° 33' 58.529" N   91° 9' 16.333" W
599675.251  2123364.47  20° 32' 28.838" N   91° 12' 18.624" W
575317.464  2263171.52  20° 23' 51.409" N   91° 6' 35.489" W
....        .....       ......              ......

My project is a projected one in WGS84 UTM Zone 15 N and my shapefile containing the points that I’m moving on a daily basis (corner_XY.shp) is in WGS84 not projected. I’m using ArcGis 10.1.

GOAL: I’m trying to replicate those tasks using the model builder in order to automatically update and export the new position of my points in WGS84 and UTM to an excel spreadsheet.

Batch Geocode Postcodes/Addresses in UTM


My work has a database of previous jobs (within housing plots) which are meant to have been georefernced with UTM coordinates, but this has not been completed for a number of years. New jobs can use data from old ones, and there is a facility in the database to check for properties within a certain radius of the new job using UTM coordinates.

I have batch georeferenced addresses using Lat Long before using sites like GPS Visualizer, but cannot find a means to georeference in UTM, and converting lat long to UTM seems difficult.

Does anyone know of a site which will help me do this, or know of a site which will convert directly to UTM coordinates?

The UTM Zone is 17N (Winnipeg).

Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet


Forgive me, I’m a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I’ve searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck.

My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster files; a TIFF and an accompanying .tfw file. The XY coordinates in the .tfw file are given in feet.

I’ve got these images to come in perfectly in CAD by setting the coordinates to UTM83-15 and manually declaring the input coordinates to be feet. It lines up perfectly.

However, when I try to use ArcMap, if I set the zone to UTM83 Zone 15N, it seems to force (logically so, I suppose) the input to be read as meters, which pushes everything ~3.28x up and to the right of where I want it.

I cannot for the life of me find a way to force it to be in feet, nor can I find the same coord system not in metric. Im about to write a script to go through and convert all the X-Y to meteres: an imperfect solution as I don’t really want to manipulate my base data.

To fix this:

  1. Is there a way to force ArcMap to read an input file as feet while using a UTM 15 origin?
  2. Is there a foot based surrogate coordinate system with the same origin for UTM83-15N?

How to dynamically insert "Source" UTM parameters with Hootsuite?


I’m about to start using Hootsuite Pro for consolidated social media management. But I’m struggling to determine how to change the UTM parameter “Source” depending upon where the message is being posted.

A screenshot:

Hootsuite Pro UTM Parameters

Do I have to send the message multiple times (once per source ie. Facebook, G+, etc), changing the parameter value each time?

Or is there a way to dynamically change the “Source” value depending upon which social media account posted the message?

How to dynamically insert “Source” UTM parameters with Hootsuite?


I’m about to start using Hootsuite Pro for consolidated social media management. But I’m struggling to determine how to change the UTM parameter “Source” depending upon where the message is being posted.

A screenshot:

Hootsuite Pro UTM Parameters

Do I have to send the message multiple times (once per source ie. Facebook, G+, etc), changing the parameter value each time?

Or is there a way to dynamically change the “Source” value depending upon which social media account posted the message?

Projecting GCS Australian 1984 to WGS 1984 UTM (or similar) to get units of meters?


I am currently trying to run a kernel density analysis and need to change the co-ordinate system to a UTM measurement in order to set some meaningful biological constraints to my seabird data (eg, Search Area and cell size output). The best out come i am wanting is to set these in meters.

Currently my data is point data (XY or .CSV) and set in GCS_Australian_1984. I have been trying to change GCS_Australian_1984 to WGS 1984 UTM zone 12s (not sure if this an appropriate conversion in terms of file comparability) and when i run the “project” tool in data management i keep getting an error that says “table name is invalid” and “The project method cannot do a datum transformation”.

My data is located in an area of W: 110 N: -6 S: -21.5 E: 131 (Timor Sea(Southern Hemishpere))

Is there any way or a recommendation, that i can transform my data into a format where kernel density analysis will give meters and not SQUARE_MAP_UNITS, this is not very meaningful to me.

Ps This is a good summary of what i am trying to achieve (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GP-IiQ-0Q) at 5 minutes and 16 sec and using arcmap 10.1

SOLUTION

For any one having similar issues with getting your kernel density values (Search area or cell size out put) into biological terms then here is how to do it.

If you have point data add it as X and Y data under your “normal” co-ordinate system. File > add data > add XY data.

Then right click on the layer that was just imported. A tab will appear, select data > Export data > a box will appear select the file directory and export as a shape file.

then import this shape file back into arcmap 10.1 and change the co-ordinate system to UTM and save. this can be done in the data management tab in the arctool box and is under projections and transformations, select the project tool.

then run your kernel density with the transformed shape file. The option area units should be “ungreyed” select your units and done.

NOTE: XY data can not be transformed into UTMs it has to be changed into a shape file and reimported.

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