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General Category => Map Making Support => Topic started by: yacabud on August 29, 2008, 09:31:54 PM

Title: Is it possible to input UTM projection coordinates in MP file?
Post by: yacabud on August 29, 2008, 09:31:54 PM
I am just a new user of cGPSMapper and our basemap data are in UTM projection coordinates Ain Al Abd Saudi Arabia. Is it possible to input Projection coordinates in MP file? For instance,

[POLYGON]
Data0=(2913777.1803,416458.0302),(2913777.1803,416478.9170),(2913756.2934,416478.9170),(2913756.2934,416458.0302)
[END]
Title: Re: Is it possible to input UTM projection coordinates in MP file?
Post by: -Oz- on September 01, 2008, 03:15:48 PM
I do not think so.  If you open the file with GPSMapEdit though it will automatically convert them so the proper coordinates.
Title: Re: Is it possible to input UTM projection coordinates in MP file?
Post by: yacabud on September 02, 2008, 03:06:26 AM
Thanks. I will just have to convert the UTM coordinates to WGS84 first before running the batch file. It is a bloody procedure somehow.
Title: Re: Is it possible to input UTM projection coordinates in MP file?
Post by: -Oz- on September 02, 2008, 07:46:06 AM
If you are using bat files perhaps GPSBabel could help you convert from whatever you have to what you need.  Its a command based conversion system.
Title: Re: Is it possible to input UTM projection coordinates in MP file?
Post by: yacabud on September 03, 2008, 12:38:10 AM
Thanks again -Oz-. I really appreacite it.

The reason I asked this question is, I was trying to extract the UTM coordinates from a DGN file (Microstation) and fortunately I did via macro, but my problem now is to convert these extracted coordinates to WGS84 which will soon to be pasted to a MP format file. Anyway, got that, I will try GPSBabel.

Thanks again.