[aprssig] US National Grid system use

David Huff davidh at cf.distek.com
Thu Jun 28 10:35:28 EDT 2007

I was talking to some EMA folks lately, and they stated the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security is now pushing a new coordinate system
known as US National Grid, info is at <http://www.fgdc.gov> I just
stared learning about it, but it looks like just a renaming of the MGRS
system, which is based off of UTM coordinate system.
Is anybody out there using this for APRS type applications yet?  I know
the APRS format uses degree minutes instead of this new one, but are
there converter tools out there, or ways to deal with conversion without
losing much precision? Does any of the APRS clients implement this yet?

Just Wondering,


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