Convert Longitude and Latitude to UTM

lonlat2utm(longitude, latitude, zone, km = FALSE)



numeric vector of decimal longitude. May also be a list containing items named longitude and latitude, in which case the indicated values are used, and next argument is ignored.


numeric vector of decimal latitude (ignored if longitude is a list containing both coordinates)


optional indication of UTM zone. Normally this is inferred from the longitude, but specifying it can be helpful in dealing with Landsat images, which may cross zones and which therefore are described by a single zone.


logical value indicating whether easting and northing are in kilometers or meters.


A list containing easting, northing, zone and hemisphere.

References, downloaded May 31, 2014.

See also

utm2lonlat() does the inverse operation. For general projections and their inverses, use lonlat2map() and map2lonlat().

Other functions related to maps: formatPosition(), lonlat2map(), map2lonlat(), mapArrows(), mapAxis(), mapContour(), mapCoordinateSystem(), mapDirectionField(), mapGrid(), mapImage(), mapLines(), mapLocator(), mapLongitudeLatitudeXY(), mapPlot(), mapPoints(), mapPolygon(), mapScalebar(), mapText(), mapTissot(), oceCRS(), shiftLongitude(), usrLonLat(), utm2lonlat()


# \donttest{ library(oce) ## Cape Split, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy lonlat2utm(-64.496567, 45.334626)
#> $easting #> [1] 382736.4 #> #> $northing #> [1] 5021214 #> #> $zone #> [1] 20 #> #> $hemisphere #> [1] "N" #>
# }