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RM-RN-483: Recording wildlife locations with the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid system


Grubb, T. G.; Eakle, W. L. 1988. Recording wildlife locations with the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid system. Res. Note RM-483. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.

The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) international, planar, grid system is described and shown to offer greater simplicity, efficiency and accuracy for plotting wildlife locations than the more familiar Latitude-Longitude (Latilong) and Section-Township-Range (Cadastral) systems, and the State planar system. Use of the UTM system is explained with examples.

Keywords: Universal Transverse Mercator system, grid system, plotting, mapping, wildlife locations


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Title: RM-RN-483: Recording wildlife locations with the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid system
Electronic Publish Date: October 6, 2008
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October 6, 2008

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