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Which is the best or more accurate system, the UTM or the latitude/longitude coordinate system?

One system is no more or less accurate than the other. They are just two different ways of positioning a point. Many experienced users prefer UTM over latitude/longitude when using 7.5' topographic quadrangle maps. Ocean going sailors and other marine users almost always use latitude/longitude because navigation charts are optimized for this method.


 

Tags: Map Coordinate Systems, Coordinates, Latitude and Longitude