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    Re: UTM to geod. lat/lon conversion
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Dec 11, 17:42 -0500

    My understanding (from someone in the US Army) was that UTM's only real 
    purpose was for things like calling in artillery. Two corners of the UTM grid 
    are matched up to more complicated mapping (lat/lon, dd/mm/ss, whatever) and 
    whoever is killing things can deal with simple addition and subtraction on 
    the UTM grid to make their job faster and simpler. And safer, to prevent 
    friendly fire incidents.
    
    The need to still go out and reference the corners of a UTM grid to a "better 
    reality" would seem to make it suited only to jobs where the same one local 
    patch is going to be referenced again and again, like an artillery controller 
    would.
    
    No?
    
    
    

       
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