I have some geospatial data in a text file but I can't identify the coordinate system it is using. Coordinates were in a format like this: xxxxNx, xxxxxEx, where the x's are integers. I think it might be a naval or military format, but I'm not sure.
It would look something like this: "3506N8 13922E5"*
Any help would be appreciated.
*not a real example, may not be plottable.
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Figured it out. It's a format used by OTH-Gold, as described in Appendix C here:
County Coordinate systems are more local then State Plane and not formatted the same as state plane.
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The numbers you show are too small to represent a system as large as UTM or State Plane.
Thanks for the reply. I found that the coordinates are preceded by what looks like a reference to a grid system, which could explain the low precision. But I know for certain this is a global system. That's about the only thing I know for sure.
The format doesn't look familiar to me. Can you tell us approximately where the data is supposed to be?
I'm assuming E = easting and N = northing but the trailing number is odd. It wouldn't be unusual if the numbers were, for example,
1392250 or 139225 or 13922500
350680 or 3506800
I've seen 13 million eastings in state plane zones, particularly if in feet, but that's unlikely for military-based numbers. They don't match georef or GARS. I guess if you're working with military data, you could try contacting NGA, the Coordinate System Analysis group, https://www.nga.mil/ProductsServices/GeodesyandGeophysics/Pages/CoordinateSystemAnalysis.aspx
note: edited 5:15 p.m. PDT to fix a number because I'd repeated one of them.
Melita, thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately, I can't post an actual coordinate b/c the data is sensitive. But I do have more information to go by. First off, the coordinates are preceded by a two letter code, for example LL:3521N1-12429E8. That's got to be some sort of grid reference, I'd guess.
Also, a colleague figured something out: The trailing number after the northing and easting is actually a checksum. You add up the integers preceding the N or E and take the least significant digit. For example:
3+5+2+1 = 11 and 1+2+4+2+9 = 18