GIS Dictionary | Letter U


– U –

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
The Universal Transverse Mercator is an international plane (rectangular) coordinate system developed by the U.S. Army. The UTM divides the world into 60 zones of 6 degrees longitude. Each zone extends 3 degrees east and west from its central meridian and are numbered consecutively west to east from the 180-degree meridian. Transverse Mercator projections may then be applied to each zone.

GIS Acronyms that start with U

UGIC – Utah Geographic Information Council

UMAC – Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium

URISA – Urban and Regional Information Systems Association


USGS – United States Geological Survey

UTM – Universal Transverse Mercator

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