Daily Archives: August 28, 2008

UTM – Universal Transverse Mercator Geographic Coordinate System

Projections are a mathematical way of representing 3D earth on a 2D plane.The idea of the transverse mercator projection has its roots in the 18th century, but it did not come into common usage until after World War II. It … Continue reading

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