UTM Conversion in Python

Discussion created by bjebn on Nov 11, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2012 by arnaudtemme78
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could give me any ideas/thoughts/links to get myself familiar UTM Conversion from lat long. I am using a lot of DEM data (i.e. SRTM or AGDEM) who provide the data in tif format with the name representing the lat long in WGS84 (center?).

i.e. ASTMGTM2_N37W110 = North037 and W-110 degrees that according to  conversion tool would be in UTM zone 12.

If I could apply an automated process similar to that conversion tool on the downloaded datasets (using the name in lat/long)then I would simply need to apply the standard project raster tool in ArcGIS to apply the actual projection of the data. I realize that one could define the projection in the project raster manually and then use a batch process but I was wondering if a fully automated solution in python is possible?