This is machine translation

Translated by Microsoft
Mouseover text to see original. Click the button below to return to the English version of the page.

Note: This page has been translated by MathWorks. Please click here
To view all translated materials including this page, select Japan from the country navigator on the bottom of this page.

Universal Transverse Mercator System

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


utmgeoidSelect ellipsoids for given UTM zone
utmzoneSelect UTM zone given latitude and longitude
utmzoneuiChoose or identify UTM zone by clicking map


What Is the Universal Transverse Mercator System?

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

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.

Was this topic helpful?