[Taxacom] conversion of GPS coordinates UTM into LatLong

Haas, Fabian fhaas at icipe.org
Tue Feb 8 08:53:59 CST 2011

I believe yopu can type in Coordinates into Google Earth and see where you get. In the settings/options/preferences you can chose the output format of goggle and they show up in the bottom line in any of the standard formats.

There is also a free webpage, of which I have forgotten the name. GPS Conversion or so. Let me get back to office and I check my links. You can upload coordinates and get them converted then, and download as file, if I recall right.

best Fabian

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Frederick W. Schueler [bckcdb at istar.ca]
Sent: 08 February 2011 17:51
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] conversion of GPS coordinates UTM into LatLong

On 2/8/2011 8:33 AM, Andre van Proosdij wrote:

> I'm using georeferenced herbarium specimen for species distributions modeling purposes. Many of the specimens have GPS coordinates in UTM, which I wish to convert into Latitude\Longitude. Does anyone of you know a tool, either spreadsheet or online service, that can be used to convert GPS coordinates from UTM into Latitude/Longitude? There are some online tools but these can only be used for conversions of single locations. I’m looking for a tool that is capable of converting batches of say 100 or more locations in one run.

* the thing I've traditionally done is to format the co-ordinates for
input into a GPS program as waypoints, and then converting and exporting
them in the desired format. But some later-generation GPS programs won't
accept bulk imports of ascii waypoints...

fred schueler
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