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Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) formerly the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) (formerly the Defense Mapping Agency) adopted a special grid for military use throughout the world called the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid.

Technical Manual 8358.2 The Universal Grids: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) - This manual describes geographic to grid and grid to geographic conversions from the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and the Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) grids.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security. NGA, formerlly the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), was established October 1, 1996 to address the expanding requirements in the areas of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial intelligence.   Publications

GPS World: How to Read the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) by Peter H. Dana

How to Read a United States National Grid (USNG)
    US National Grid Executive Summary and Information Paper (pdf)
    Learn how to read a USNG coordinate
    Download a USNG grid reader

NGS Geodetic Tool Kit - On-line interactive computation of geodetic values.
Geodetic Software (Free for PC from NGS)
Coordinate and Datum Transformations from Chuck Taylor
Datum Conversion Software Comments from David L. Wilson
Coordinate Systems & Transformations
Geodetic Calculations (Geocentric Datum of Australia)

Documentation and Tools for Utilizing USGS Digital Raster Graphic Data

Reading UTM Coordinates From DRGs   by S. Wormley
Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)

Map Accuracy Standards
Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
MGRS Conversion Utility
UTM Datums (pdf)

Using the UTM map coordinate system
Using a UTM grid overlay tool
Using a UTM Corner Ruler
Rulers, Map Rulers and Grids   from Adventure GPS Products
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid Overlay   from Peter Bennett
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid Overlay - PDF File   from Peter Bennett
A Practical Guide To GPS - UTM   by Don Bartlett
Converting Latitude/Longitude to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)



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