[Taxacom] Seeking Help with Co-ordinates

Tom Schweich tas27 at schweich.com
Wed May 4 12:12:46 CDT 2011

This projection system: Ocotepeque_1935_Costa_Rica_Lambert_Norte, looks 
suspiciously like what you've got.  The units are in meters.

The closest thing to a humanly understandable article about this 
projection system was found by Google at: 

If it were me, I would let ArcGIS project those coordinates back into 
something usable like WGS 1984.  If you don't have ArcGIS or some such 
software, I did find a few articles that explained how to enter a 
transformation algorithm into your GPS, or (horrors!) make the 
calculations manually.



On 5/4/2011 8:59 AM, Brad Hubley wrote:
> I've come across a set of GPS co-ordinates on the INBIO website in a format with which I'm not familiar and I'm hoping someone might recognize it.  The co-ordinates are L_N_184600_643400 and they can be found in a Specimen Data spreadsheet here ( http://www.inbio.ac.cr/papers/Elateriformes/Platycrepidius.html )
> Does anyone know how I can convert them to another format, e.g. decimal degrees or degrees.decimal minutes or degrees, minutes, seconds?
> Thanks in advance,
> Brad
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