Converting coordinates

On the Taxacom List there was today an overview of tools to convert coordinates, either individual or in batch. Just passing through this here…

Converting GPS coordinates: easy online services and programs.
Individual locations: basically copy paste the input and copy/paste the output
– The FCC site. Online available: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html
– SpeciesLink converter. Online available only: http://splink.cria.org.br/conversor?&setlang=en
– OASIS UTM Conversion. Online available: http://www.oasisphoto.com/navigation/convert_form.php
– ACME mapper. Online available: http://mapper.acme.com/
Batch conversion: copy/paste batches or open input files and save output files
– LOTE Geographical Projection Conversion. Download freeware program from http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/ESS_LOTE.html
– Spreadsheet UTM conversion tool. Free download on http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/usefuldata/howuseexcel.htm
– FRANSON CoordTrans. Download free 7 days trial from http://franson.com/coordtrans/
More advanced programs
– Global Mapper
– Mapinfo
– ArcMap of ArcGIS
– GDAL(Warp) downloadable on http://www.gdal.org/
– Geotrans 3.1 available on: http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/geotrans/
– Corpscom 6.0 available on http://crunch.tec.army.mil/software/corpscon/corpscon.html
– R package PBSmapping has a function convUL

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