[GRASS-user] Question about units and points of reference
hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Wed May 23 21:57:12 EDT 2007
Wayde Allen wrote:
> > projection: 1 (UTM)
> > zone: 10
> > datum: nad83
> > ellipsoid: grs80
> > north: 4269999
> > south: 4180119
> > west: 598614
> > east: 651978
> I've very new to all of this, so please forgive what may be a very
> obvious question, but can someone explain the units for these
> coordinates? I'm thinking that "north: 4269999" must indicate the
> distance North of some reference location, perhaps the equator? It
> this in feet, meters, miles, kilometers, or something else entirely?
This is the "UTM Zone 10" projection. It is measured in meters.
To add to Glynn's explanation, see
and "g.proj -p"
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