LatLongConverter converts positions from geodetic system to Gauss-Krüger or UTM coordinates. This program is distributed as freeware for the operating systems Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux.
Find the current version at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.787692
Developer and contact: Rainer Sieger. The software is provided as freeware without warranty by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
- 1 Installation
- 2 Reference and detailed description of LatLongConverter
Open doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.787692 and click on "View dataset as HTML". Download the current version of LatLongConverter to your computer.
- Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Packages first.
- Double-click LatLongConverter_Win.exe and follow the instructions.
Open the downloaded dmg file with a double-click. Drag and drop the file LatLongConverter.app onto the appliction folder icon.
Uncompress the archive to your user bin directory. Double-click LatLongConverter.sh.
Reference and detailed description of LatLongConverter
Work with files
LatLongConverter works with tab-delimited text files only. The basic idea is to open choose one or many file(s) and select a tool from the Converter menu.
The file(s) can be choosen by using the file dialog File -> Open... or by the folder dialog File -> Select Folder. Drag & drop can be used also for selecting file(s) or folder(s).
In general LatLongConverter don't ask for the name of the output file. With File -> Options... the format of the output files name can be given. If more than one convert needed, the new input file is the output file of the step before.
Examples (-> after the tool has been working):
- zz%a_%N.txt : test.tab -> zz1_test.txt -> zz2_test.txt -> ...
- %N_imp.txt : test.txt -> test_imp.txt
- %N0%a.dat : test.txt -> test01.dat -> test02.dat -> ...
The encoding of the input and output file can be choosen.
All converter recalculates a given position to an other geographic system with a given number of digits. See http://www.maptools.com/UsingLatLon/Formats.html for possible formats for Latitude/Longitude. The given position can be shown with Nokia maps. Two map types are possible, the zoom level of map can be chosen between 1-20.