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Coordinate Systems Continued
Universal Transverse Mercator - UTM
- Now used more than any other projection for accurate mapping.
- Divides Earth into 60 pole to pole zones, 6 Degrees of longitude in width,
- Zone numbering begins at the International Dateline (180 degrees West, and extends east to 174 Degrees West.
- Contiguous US falls in zones 10 to 19.