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From "Martin Desruisseaux (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (SIS-354) Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:34:44 GMT
Martin Desruisseaux created SIS-354:
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             Summary: Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
                 Key: SIS-354
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SIS-354
             Project: Spatial Information Systems
          Issue Type: Task
          Components: Referencing
            Reporter: Martin Desruisseaux
            Assignee: Martin Desruisseaux
             Fix For: 0.8


Support the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). The MGRS is the geocoordinate standard
used by NATO militaries for locating points on the earth. It is based on the Universal Transverse
Mercator (UTM) and the Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) projections. Despite its name,
MGRS is used not only for military purposes; it is used also for organizing Earth Observation
data in directory trees for example.

MGRS can be used as an alternative to {{GeoHashCoder}} already available since Apache SIS
0.1. A MGRS advantage is that it uses rectangular coordinates in metres instead than degrees,
and that it provides a way to divide the Earth in grid cells of the same size (except those
that are on the border between two zones).



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