Universal Transverse Mercator
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Convert Latitude and Longitude to UTM
The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) system divides the Earth into squares.
The squares are 6 degree "Zones" of longitude in width and 8 degree "Bands" of latitude in height.
Zone 1 starts at 180°W longitude and runs to Zone 60 at 180°E longitude.
Bands run from "C" at 80°S latitude to "X" at 84°N latitude. Letters "I" and "O" are not used to avoid confusion with the numbers one and zero.
The Easting is referenced from the center of the Zone (The Central Meridian) and starts at the number 500,000, not zero.
Eastings increase westwards from The Central Meridian and decrease eastwards. Eastings are never negative.
Northings increase northward from zero at the Equator and decrease southward. To prevent negative numbers south of the Equator, the value 10,000,000 is added.
These grid zones are uniform over the globe, except on the southwest coast of Norway and the region around Svalbard.