(UTM) - A coordinate system that uses a perpendicular grid with constant linear surface distance values between each of its grid lines in all directions. Coordinates are in meters as opposed to degrees, minutes, and seconds.

A widely used map projection employing a series of identical projections around the world in the intermediate latitudes, each covering 6 degrees of longitude and oriented to a meridian. The UTM projection is characterized by its property of conformality, meaning that it preserves scale and angular relationships well, and by the ease with which it allows a useful rectangular grid to be superimposed on it. The UTM projection is most commonly used with landsat data.

metric coordinate system for locating points on the globe.

Military grid projection based on the transverse Mercator projection, applied to maps of the Earth's surface extending from the Equator to 84 degrees north and 80 degress south latitudes.

A system of plane coordinates based upon 60 north-south trending zones, each 6 degrees of longitude wide, that circle the globe. Used to derive geographic coordinates, normally in meters, east and north of an origin that are defined uniquely grid for each zone.

Meridians and parallels of latitudes appearing lines crossing at right angles.

(UTM) A worldwide coordinate projection system utilizing north and east distance measurements from reference point(s). UTM is the primary coordinate system used on United States Geological Survey topographic maps.

A nearly worldwide coordinate projection system using north and east distance measurements from reference point(s). UTM is the primary coordinate system used on U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps.

a metric coordinate system commonly used for mapping at scales of 1:50,000 or larger. Satellite imagery is usually supplied in UTM coordinates because it provides georeferencing at high levels of accuracy for the entire grid.

A grid system that splits the earth into 60 sections each of which is 6 degrees wide. Coordinates, called eastings and northings, are relative to the equator and a zone meridian. UTM is the primary coordinate system used on U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps.

( UTM) Grid System Rectangular coordinate system used to find location of points on the Earth's surface. Based on the Universal Transverse Mercator projection system.

International series of Transverse Mercator projections in which the central meridians are aligned with meridians of longitude. The series divides the globe into 60 zones of 6 degrees longitude.