Monday, April 30, 2012

Google Mapplet for showing MGRS coordinates

The Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) is a worldwide standard based on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) used by NATO to locate points on the earth. More information about MGRS can be found in the Wikipedia


You can use this mapplet to display the MGRS coordinates for any point on Google Maps. Simply click on any location on Google Maps. Just adjust the Readout Digits to matched the desired MGRS Coordinate accuracy. 

Alternatively, you can type in an MGRS coordinate in the side bar e.g. 32SMG0329. Then click the Locate point on map button to display the MGRS coordinate on Google Maps. 


The default datum used is WGS84. If a different datum is desired, then simple click Datum and select another datum e.g. WGS72. 


Go to this site http://dominoc925-pages.appspot.com/mapplets/cs_mgrs.html to run the mapplet.

2 comments:

USNG08 said...

Totally awesome. Thanks much. This will be added to the list of web tools for USNG/MGRS.

d0min0c said...

Great, thanks

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