Select UTM zone given latitude and longitude
zone = utmzone
zone = utmzone(lat,long)
zone = utmzone(mat),
[latlim,lonlim] = utmzone(zone)
lim = utmzone(zone)
zone = utmzone selects a
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) zone with a graphical user interface.
Returns the UTM zone designation as a character vector.
zone = utmzone(lat,long) returns
the UTM zone containing the geographic coordinates. If
vectors, the zone containing the geographic mean of the data set is
returned. The geographic coordinates must be in units of degrees.
zone = utmzone(mat), where
of the form
[latlim,lonlim] = utmzone(zone) returns the geographic
limits of the zone, where
zone is a valid UTM zone designation. Valid UTM
zones designations are numbers, or numbers followed by a single letter. For example,
'31N'. The returned limits are in units of
lim = utmzone(zone) returns the limits in a single
The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) system of projections tiles the world into quadrangles called zones. This function can be used to identify which zone is used for a geographic area and, conversely, what geographic limits apply to a UTM zone.
[latlim,lonlim] = utmzone('12F') latlim = -56 -48 lonlim = -114 -108 utmzone(latlim,lonlim) ans = 12F
The UTM zone system is based on a regular division of the globe,
with the exception of a few zones in northern Europe.
not account for these deviations.