[Ottawa_users] Open Source Solutions that handle MGRS

Sampson, David dsampson at NRCan.gc.ca
Thu Jan 10 13:07:39 EST 2008


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Sampson, David wrote:
> Hmmm,
> I think the key for this use of MGRS is the ability to communicate 
> with other searching authorities like police and military. Apparently 
> many SAR teams are moving over to MGRS for use in the field.
> Can the code below be used using any of the command line tools? Or are

> they stand alone snipets?  Could a python script exploit the snippets 
> for use in a plugin or something?


None of the existing PROJ.4 or GDAL coordinate transformation utilities
and APIs support MGRS - as I mentioned before - because it isn't a
coordinate tuple.

You could either write a custom MGRS oriented commandline utility
calling into the existing code or recast the operations in mgrs into
python and write a python utility.

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