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From "Martin Desruisseaux (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (SIS-354) Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:11:01 GMT


Martin Desruisseaux closed SIS-354.

> Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: SIS-354
>                 URL:
>             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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