[R-sig-Geo] Converting LL to UTM in S Hemisphere

Taylor, RB rbt501 at york.ac.uk
Mon Aug 7 16:38:49 CEST 2006

Hi Everyone,

I am working with coordinates from the South Africa which is East of the
Meridian and South of the Equator. Currently my cordinates are in WGS84
recorded something like this 19.523912 E -33.94084 N (or rather 33.94084
S). I understand when working in UTM in the Southern Hemisphere the
origin is defined as a point 10,000,000 metres south of the equator. Is
there a simple way to "tell" PBSmapping that I am working in the
Southern Hemisphere (i.e. latitude zone)?

Rob Taylor

PS I can get the correct easting value since PBSmapping allows one to
define the UTM longitudal zone

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