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Universal Transverse Mercator System

Work with the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) worldwide coordinate grid


utmgeoid Select ellipsoids for given UTM zone
utmzone Select UTM zone given latitude and longitude
utmzoneui Choose or identify UTM zone by clicking map

Examples and How To

Create UTM Maps with the axesm Function

This example shows how to create a UTM map using the axesm function.

Setting UTM Parameters with a GUI

The easiest way to use the UTM projection is through a graphical user interface.

Working in UTM Without a Map Axes

This example shows how to calculate UTM location coordinates without generating a map display.

Use the Transverse Aspect to Map Across UTM Zones

To display areas that extend across more than one UTM zone, use the Mercator projection in a transverse aspect.


What Is the Universal Transverse Mercator System?

The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) system organizes the world into a regular nonoverlapping coordinate grid.

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