# How are UTM zones divided?

## How are UTM zones divided?

Each zone is divided into horizontal bands spanning 8 degrees of latitude. These bands are lettered, south to north, beginning at 80° S with the letter C and ending with the letter X at 84° N. The letters I and O are skipped to avoid confusion with the numbers one and zero. The band lettered X spans 12° of latitude.

How do I choose my UTM zone?

Take your longitude coordinate in decimal degrees and add 180. Most often, people will choose a coordinate in the north-west corner of their data, and assign it this zone number even if the data straddles two zones. Then divide by 6. Finally round-up to the next highest whole number.

### Do UTM zones overlap?

Ideally, the coordinates of each position should be measured on the grid for the zone in which they are located, but because the scale factor is still relatively small near zone boundaries, it is possible to overlap measurements into an adjoining zone for some distance when necessary.

What is UTM zone number?

The UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinate system divides the world into sixty north-south zones, each 6 degrees of longitude wide. UTM zones are numbered consecutively beginning with Zone 1, which includes the westernmost point of Alaska, and progress eastward to Zone 19, which includes Maine.

#### What UTM zone is Florida in?

Florida falls into UTM zones 16 and 17.

What UTM zone is Texas?

ATM Coastal Topography–Texas, 2001: UTM Zone 15.

## What are the limitations of UTM?

Limitations. Designed for a scale error not exceeding 0.1 percent within each zone. Error and distortion increase for regions that span more than one UTM zone. A UTM zone is not designed for areas that span more than 20 degrees of longitude (10–12 degrees from the central meridian on each side).

What UTM zone is Georgia?

WGS 84 / UTM zone 24S.

### What UTM zone is Arizona in?

zone 12
GIS Library Projection Parameters and Projecting Our Data

Abbreviated Nomenclature Complete Nomenclature
UTM NAD83 UTM Arizona zone 12 North, Meters
LAT/LON projection geographic units dd (decimal degrees) datum none

What UTM zone is Los Angeles?

GPS coordinate of Los Angeles, United States

Latitude 34.052234 Longitude
DMS Lng 118° 14′ 37.266” W GeoHASH
UTM Zone 11S UTM Easting
UTM Northing 3768644.79405434 Time Zone
Country United States Country Code

#### What UTM zone is San Francisco?

There are many coordinate reference systems (CRS) which could be used for the San Francisco area depending on what you are doing with the data. UTM zone 10 North is designed for medium scale purposes and maintains shapes and angles. San Francisco area is in State Plane California zone 3 (III).

What UTM zone is Dallas?

GPS coordinate of Dallas, United States

Latitude 32.776664 Longitude
DMS Lng 96° 47′ 49.1568” W GeoHASH
UTM Zone 14S UTM Easting
UTM Northing 3628676.00161084 Time Zone
Country United States Country Code

## What UTM zone is Colorado in?

UTM Zone 13
Therefore, Denver, Colorado, is in UTM Zone 13. All UTM zones have a width of 6° of longitude. From north to south the zones extend from 84° N latitude to 80° S latitude.

Does Google maps use UTM coordinates?

Google Earth’s native coordinate system is geographic (latitude/longitude, WGS84). So if you have your coordinates in UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator), you need to convert them to geographic first before using them in Google Earth.

### What UTM zone is California?

The globe (excluding polar regions) is divided into 60 zones each covering six degrees of longitude. California is covered by UTM zones 10 and 11, with the boundary between them through the middle of the state.

What is the UTM coordinate system?

The UTM ( Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinate system divides the world into sixty north-south zones, each 6 degrees of longitude wide. UTM zones are numbered consecutively beginning with Zone 1, which includes the westernmost point of Alaska, and progress eastward to Zone 19, which includes Maine.

#### How do I find a UTM zone on a topographic map?

If UTM ticks are shown on a USGS topographic map, the zone is indicated in the credit legend in the lower left corner of the map collar. Within each zone, coordinates are measured as northings and eastings in meters.

Do all USGS maps use the UTM grid?

Most UTM users and GPS (Global Positioning System) units use the full value of the UTM coordinates. Do all USGS 7.5 minute topographic maps show the UTM grid?

## Why are there small numbers on the UTM map?

The millions and hundreds of thousands of meters are shown with small numbers and are sometimes dropped when giving UTM coordinate positions. The military implementation of UTM (Military Grid Reference System or MGRS) drops the small digits and indicates the 100,000 meter square by a two letter identifier.