Determining Location using Spatial Reference Systems

Nicolas MalloyAuthor: Nicolas R. Malloy

In this tutorial, you will learn how to define a location using a spatial reference system and proportional distance. You can follow along by downloading and printing the Arcata North USGS Topographic Quadrangle.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this tutorial should be able to:

  • Measure distances using a graphic scale
  • Determine Distance using geographic coordinates
  • Determine an unknown scale using a reference map

Part 1: Determining location using USPLSS

Part 2: Determining location using Geographic Coordinates

Part 3: Determining location using UTM