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LatLongConverter converts positions from geodetic system to Gauss-Krüger or UTM coordinates.

Find the current version at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.787692

Find Sourcecode at GitHub

Contact: LatLongConverter was developed by Rainer Sieger, please contact PANGAEA. The software is provided as freeware under the (GNU General Public License (GPLv3) and is freely distributed without warranty by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven.


Open doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.787692 and click on "View dataset as HTML". Download the current version of LatLongConverter to your computer.


Double-click LatLongConverter_Win.exe and follow the instructions. If the MSVCR120.dll is missing on your computer, you have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 from Microsoft.


Open the downloaded dmg file with a double-click. Drag and drop the file onto the appliction folder icon.


Uncompress the archive to your user bin directory. Double-click

Reference and detailed description of LatLongConverter

Work with files

General options dialog

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 : -> 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 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.

Latitude/Longitude (Batch)

Latitude/Longitude to Latitude/Longitude options dialog

Latitude/Longitude (Single postion)

Latitude/Longitude to Latitude/Longitude dialog

Gauss-Krüger (Batch)

Latitude/Longitude to Gauss-Krüger options dialog
Gauss-Krüger to Latitude/Longitude options dialog

Gauss-Krüger (Single position)

Latitude/Longitude to Gauss-Krüger dialog

UTM (Batch)

Latitude/Longitude to UTM options dialog
UTM to Latitude/Longitude options dialog

UTM (Single position)

Latitude/Longitude to UTM dialog

Find area

Find area options dialog