Canary Islands UTM

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06-28-2011 08:02 AM
AdrianHughes
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Hi

Does anyone know how to convert the following grid coordinates to normal UTM or any other system for that matter

The coordinates come in the form 'UTM 28 RCS 1931'

I believe they are from a localised system used by the Spanish military for the Canary islands but I have had no luck finding out what location they refer to or how to convert them. I know the 'CS' refers to Tenerife
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MelitaKennedy
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Hi,

It looks like MGRS coordinates. No telling what GCS the coordinates are based on, but the values are only to the nearest kilometer so it doesn't matter.

28RCS1931

UTM zone 28N, R = latitude band between 24N and 32N, etc.

latitude = 28.29262
longitude = -16.84571

The lat/lon values are not that precise, by the way. Kilometer accuracy is around 2-3 decimal places when working in decimal degrees.

Melita
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AdrianHughes
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Thanks, thats a great help. Its just standard MGRS.
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