Registered: 1165270434 Posts: 345
I have a '90's era Air Force Crash Report. The coordinates are listed as an 8 digit number with a decimal after the 4th digit. As an example 2037.0590 does anyone know how this number is created and how to decipher to a standard lat long?
Registered: 1225076201 Posts: 442
A derivative of UTM called MGRS.
Registered: 1164860795 Posts: 854
The Army reports have those as well.
You need to know the general location because the MGRS coordinate has letters from a grid system and the full coordinate would look more like this: 10S FF 2037 0590 or 11S PA 2037 0590 or whatever 6-8 degree grid designator then 100,000 meter grid square you think it should be in. There is a converter here: http://legallandconverter.com/p50.html Use the national grid index map to derive the full MGRS coord and convert it to Lat/Long. One nice thing though is that with an 8-digit MGRS if you can figure out the zone and grid square it should put you within 10 meters of the crash site. Chris B.