gis-l: projecting UTM x,y coordinates

Butgereit, Richard Richard.Butgereit at
Thu Feb 16 13:27:43 EST 2006

BIS/GIS's Projection Utility available from
http://depnet/gis/services/utilities.htm can be used to transform all kinds
of coordinates. This will not allow a batch transformation, but it is a great
tool for transforming individual coordinate pairs.

Richard Butgereit 
GIS Coordinator, WRM, Florida DEP 
richard.butgereit at 
Office: (850) 245-8531 SC 205-8531 
Mobile: (850) 339-9084 


From: gis-l-bounces at
[mailto:gis-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Burger, Candice
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:15 PM
To: gis-l at
Subject: gis-l: projecting UTM x,y coordinates

I'm having difficulty adding x,y data that is in the UTM (meters) format.  I
can translate the coordinates into conventional latitude and longitude
formats as WGS 84 (NAD 83) and NAD 27 datums without issue and then add the
data to my ArcMap session.  However, I would like to directly bring in the
UTM data into Albers projection without this added step.  I've attempted
adding the UTM data with and without assigning a projection during the
process.  Unlike the NAD 83 and NAD 27 data,  the projection differs
depending whether a coordinate system is assigned or remains unknown; tad
And, can someone direct me where to find the calculations that translates UTM
to Albers?  
Thanks much,
Candice M. Burger
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Watershed Assessment Section
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS#3555
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-8452; Suncom 205-8452
FAX: (850) 245-8356
email: candice.burger at

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