WSG 84 ---> UTM conversion

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by Fanatic GPS User, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. I am working on a Excel spreadsheet were I need to convert WGS84 to
    UTM. I have seen it somewhere but lost it, the only thing I do
    remember it wasn't an easy conversion if I can recall correctly.

    I know there are many web sites who offer the conversion between
    different geodetic datum but that's not what I need it should be
    imbedded in the spreadsheet.

    Does anyone knows/has the formulae, if possible with a sample ?
    Fanatic GPS User, Feb 14, 2005
  2. Fanatic GPS User

    Burnie M Guest

    Are you sure ?

    WGS84 ia a datum and UTM is a projection/grid format
    Burnie M, Feb 14, 2005
  3. Fanatic GPS User

    Stichting ST Guest

    This the link with source you want maybe:

    "Subject: Lat/Long to UTM
    Karen -
    I've a spreadsheet that does this - 1-2-3 for Windows, Excel will probably
    accept the file."....

    Stichting ST, Feb 14, 2005
  4. Piet,

    This is what I've been looking for, thanks a million.
    Fanatic GPS User, Feb 14, 2005
  5. Fanatic GPS User

    Sam Wormley Guest
    Sam Wormley, Feb 14, 2005
  6. Fanatic GPS User

    Dave Patton Guest

    Actually, WGS84 isn't just a datum ;-)

    WGS 84 stands for World Geodetic System 1984.
    From the NIMA TECHNICAL REPORT 8350.2:
    "The global geocentric reference frame and collection of models
    known as the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84) has evolved
    significantly since its creation in the mid-1980s.
    The WGS 84 continues to provide a single, common, accessible
    3-dimensional coordinate system for geospatial data collected
    from a broad spectrum of sources."

    The term 'WGS 84' is ued as the name of the Horizontal Datum,
    the Verticam Datum, the Reference Frame, the Earth Gravitational
    Model, and the Geoid.
    Dave Patton, Feb 14, 2005
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