RE: Surveyors: DMS vs UTM -- comments, please...
Posted by Last Chance Rand on May 02, 2002 at 14:47:43:
In Reply to: Saline V. Warm Springs posted by Fran on May 01, 2002 at 20:07:26:
Surveyors: What are your comments on DMS vs UTM?
It is my experience that for professional GPS applications UTM's are the preferred coord system. I prefer UTM's as it is much easier to visualize the distance to a destination when given as meters rather than DMS. I know how far 10,000 meters is -- but how far is 2 Degrees, 16 Minutes and 34 Seconds?!?