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Transverse Mercator Projection

Transverse Mercator projections result from projecting the sphere onto a cylinder tangent to a central meridian. Transverse Mercator maps are often used to portray areas with larger north-south than east-west extent. Distortion of scale, distance, direction and area increase away from the central meridian. Transverse Mercator is one of the most used map projections around the globe.

Transverse Mercator Projection
Transverse Mercator Projection

Some projections that are derived from the Transverse Mercator projection are:



Required Parameters

To convert Transverse Mercator coordinates, the following parameters have to be set: