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Transverse Mercator Projection. Central meridian is selected by the map maker and touches the cylinder. Maps using the projection can show the whole Earth, but directions, distances, and areas are reasonably accurate only within 15° of the central meridian. UTM Zones.

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transverse mercator projection
Transverse Mercator Projection
  • Central meridian is selected by the map maker and touches the cylinder.
  • Maps using the projection can show the whole Earth, but directions, distances, and areas are reasonably accurate only within 15° of the central meridian.
utm zones
UTM Zones
  • World is divided into 60 zones.
  • Each zone is 6° of longitude wide.
  • Zones are numbered 1 to 60, starting at 180° and progressing to the east.
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