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Lab 17-5 ONLINE LESSON

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Universal Transverse Mercator UTM

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Similar to latitude and longitude…UTM involves the intersection of lines of reference…

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Instead of the references latitude and longitude…easting and northing is used…

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Planet earth is divided into 60 zones that are in concert with lines of longitude

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Each of these zone lines are 6 degrees apart…and are designated zones 1 to 60…these are easting values…

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Within the United States, there are ten zones…

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The San Francisco Bay Area is in zone 10

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There are also latitude bands that are 8 degrees apart and are designated C to X…I and O are omitted…these are northing values

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So San Francisco is in zone “10” and Band “S”..

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Livermore is in the same zone and band…10S

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The “10S” zone and band are further divided into 1000 meter squares that are used for navigation…

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This is the easting coordinate This is the northing coordinate

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To find the position of the Wells use the zone and band designator 10S…

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To find the wells coordinates…start with the easting value of 603000

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Place the UTM guide at the bottom of the square in which the target is located…

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Since this is a square that is 1000 meters square, 8 will represent 800 meters…add this to 603000 and the easting value is 603800…

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The easting coordinate is 603800

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To find the northing place the UTM guide along the right edge of the square in which the target is located

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To find the northing coordinate start with 4171750

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Since this is a square that is 1000 meters square, 7.5 will represent 750 meters…add this to 4171000 and the northing value is 4171750…

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The northing coordinate is 4171750

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So the complete UTM coordinate of Wells is 10S 603800 4171750!

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10S 603800 4171750 Zone and band easting northing

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