shrug-l: coordinates

William B. Porter william.porter at
Mon Apr 30 16:36:55 EDT 2007

I don't believe you can divine the source from the numbers as written. 
The apostrophe [indicating feet?] may be a typo or translation error
from Unix to Windows.
The same numbers are used in UTM and state plane grids all over the
world.  That's pretty much the purpose of numbers and Cartesian
coordinate grids.  There is nothing that makes these numbers unique to
Florida, Canada or Iraq
William Porter William.porter at

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From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brandt,
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 2:26 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: coordinates


Hello Shruggers -


I am sure one of you out there can help me to figure this out so that I
do not have to spend any more time than necessary on it, especially
since I don't have any more time.



What format are these coordinates in?


Lat (X coordinate) 2,447'064.00

Long (Y coordinate) 9,632'845.00



And how do I get them to DMS?



Thanks - Holli 

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