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Add Projected Coordinate Systems to Coordinate Conversion widget

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08-06-2023 09:26 PM
Status: Open
andrewdc_tt
Occasional Contributor

Currently, the Coordinate Conversion widget in Experience Builder only converts Lat-Long coordinates into different notations, but can't convert coordinates into a different projected coordinate system.

I would like users to be able to input a set of coordinates in one coordinate system (e.g. Lat-Long) and get coordinates in another projected coordinate system (for example NZTM 2000 / EPSG 2193) and vice versa. The tool should be configurable to allow for coordinates for many projections to be converted.

7 Comments
shodge_fsu

Agreed.  For my applications, only being able to see various versions of Lat/Lon makes this widget pretty useless.

BexH
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Yes please!  This would be VERY useful!!!

johnjcarter

Excellent idea

DanielLeRoux

This would be really useful for my work also! Fingers crossed.

SimonNigh

Pretty essential  for any mapping application.

TimF
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Absolutely agree this is required. Would also highlight the following confusion between the two coordinate widgets available in AGOL Experience Builder:

  • Coordinates: is capable of 'converting' between different coordinate systems because datum transformations can be configured in the widget. However, the user can only view one system output at a time, meaning two very precise mouse-clicks are required to obtain a conversion (bearing in mind the marker disappears at each reset). 
  • Coordinate Conversion: is only capable of converting the format of the coordinate within the map coordinate system. It does however leave a nice pin on the map!

Arguably, the former does a better job of 'conversion' but in a not very useful manner. The latter is conversion in a limited sense only and actually more useful as a coordinate pinning function (IMO).

Using both widgets does allow an extremely fudgy conversion: pin point with 'conversion' widget; click pin to get the (approximate) conversion with the non-conversion widget. I'm not recommending that - just highlighting how un-intuitive the split across two widgets is. Solution: combine them into one.

SubaKrishnan

Hi! This seems like a good enhancement for the coordinate widget. I'd suggest logging in a support case. Thank you.