
Convert Coordinates  Calculate a position in a variety of formats.
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Enter latitude/longitude or position. Click the corresponding "Calc" button.
Lat/Lon, UTM, UPS, MGRS, USNG, GARS, Georef, Maidenhead, and State Plane are supported.
WGS84 datum.
NEW: State Plane coordinates
for the United States are supported. Accepted formats...
or use the State Plane web page
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to convert, try Batch Convert.
This page accepts a wide variety of latitude/longitude and position formats.
Value

Description

Latitude

Latitude of point. Google Earth uses the WGS84 geodetic datum. Valid
formats include:
N43°38'19.39"
43°38'19.39"N
43 38 19.39
43.63871944444445
If expressed in decimal form, northern latitudes are positive, southern latitudes
are negative.

Longitude

Longitude of point. Valid formats include:
W116°14'28.86"
116°14'28.86"W
116 14 28.86
116.2413513485235
If expressed in decimal form, eastern longitudes are positive, western longitudes
are negative.

Position

The position of the icon, in a number of formats:
LatLon,
UTM,
UPS,
MGRS,
MGRS Polar,
USNG (identical to MGRS),
Georef, and
State Plane.
Used in place of Latitude and Longitude.
The following positions refer to 38° 57' 33.804" N, 95° 15' 55.739" W
which is the default Google Earth starting point over Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
In the following table, "d" is used to mark degree digits, "m" for minutes, and
"s" for seconds. For lat/lon, the letters "N, S, E, and W can come before or after
the coordinates. So long as the coordinate can be understood, punctuation, spaces,
and °'" are optional. Acceptable formats include:
Dec Degs

38.959390°,95.265483°
dd.dddddd dd.dddddd

Dec Degs Micro

38.959390N95.265483W
dd.dddddd dd.dddddd

Dec Mins

3857.5634N09515.92890W
ddmm.mmmm dddmm.mmmm

Deg Min Secs

38°57'33.804"N, 95°15'55.739"W
dd mm ss.sss dd mm ss.sss

Dec Mins Secs

385733.804N0951555.739W
ddmmss.sss dddmmss.sss

UTM

15S 303705mE 4314711mN

MGRS, USNG

15SUD0370514711

State Plane

United States State Plane coordinates.
Easting and Northing (X and Y) can be in Meters, US Survey Feet, or International
Feet, where
1 US survey foot = 1200/3937 meters, and
1 international foot = 0.3048 meters
Our sample point, 38° 57' 33.804" N, 95° 15' 55.739"
W, is located in Zone 1501, "Kansas North"
The position is specified as "Zone X Y" as follows:
1501 636973.515 73077.180 (meters is assumed)
1501 636973.515m 73077.180m (meters)
1501 2089808.121ftUS 239754.527ftUS (US Survey Feet)
1501 2089803.941ft 239754.048ft (International Feet)
Supported units of measure
m, or not specified

Meters

USft, ftUS, sft, fts

US Survey Feet

ft, ift, fti

International Feet

X, Y, East, and North
By default, the X coordinate, or Easting is specified first and the Y coordinate,
or Northing is specified second. However, the order can be reversed if coordinates
are explicitly labeled. Example:
1501 2089808.121ftUS 239754.527ftUS

Normal specification  Zone 1501 followed by Easting and Northing in US Survey Feet

1501 239754.527YftUS 2089808.121XftUS

Order reversed, Y coordinate is first, X coordinate is second.

1501 239754.527NftUS 2089808.121EftUS

Same coordinate, order reversed, Northing followed by Easting.


GARS

156LU19
Global Area Reference System

Maidenhead

DM89UH44XQ69
An extended twelvedigit grid is supported. The lowest level grid measures
.125 seconds of longitude x .0625 seconds of latitude.

GEOREF

FJCK42491867

Note that UTM position "15S" is in the Northern hemisphere. Earth Point uses
the convention that the UTM Band letters C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M are in the
southern hemisphere and N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, X are in the northern hemisphere.
UPS letters A, B, Y, Z are also supported.
Georef is specified to .01 minutes, which is a lower resolution than the other systems.
Thus, Georef cannot plot the default Google Earth location exactly. The next two
points are the same, but they are about 14 meters southeast of the points above.

deg min

3857.56N 09515.92W
ddmm.mm dddmm.mm

Georef

FJKJ44085756

UPS is supported. The following point is by the North Pole.

Deg Min Secs

84°17'14.0363"N, 042°14'52.4473E"
dd mm ss.ssss ddd mm ss.ssss

UPS

Z2426773E1530125N

MGRS

ZGC2677330125



