Calculates a Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) code based on latitude and longitude values.

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Typical Uses

  • Determining which standard MGRS boundary contains a given point.

How does it work?

The LatLongToMGRSConverter accepts any feature. The user specifies attributes, expressions, or user parameters containing latitude and longitude coordinates, along with the Ellipsoid and desired Lettering Type.

The standard MGRS code is generated to the specified Precision, and stored as an attribute.

Precision is an integer from 0 to 5 (inclusive). A precision of 5 locates a point within a 1-meter square and precision of 0 locates a point within 100-km square.


Usage Notes


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Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies None

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Examples may contain information licensed under the Open Government Licence – Vancouver and/or the Open Government Licence – Canada.