Package : perl-Geo-Coordinates-UTM

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Summary: Translation between Lat Lon and UTM Coords

This module will translate latitude longitude coordinates to Universal
Transverse Mercator(UTM) coordinates and vice versa.

Mercator Projection
The Mercator projection was first invented to help mariners. They
needed to be able to take a course and know the distance traveled, and
draw a line on the map which showed the day's journey. In order to do
this, Mercator invented a projection which preserved length, by
projecting the earth's surface onto a cylinder, sharing the same axis
as the earth itself. This caused all Latitude and Longitude lines to
intersect at a 90 degree angle, thereby negating the problem that
longitude lines get closer together at the poles.

Transverse Mercator Projection
A Transverse Mercator projection takes the cylinder and turns it on its
side. Now the cylinder's axis passes through the equator, and it can be
rotated to line up with the area of interest. Many countries use
Transverse Mercator for their grid systems.

License: GPL+ or Artistic

Maintainer: nobody

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