Analysis of map projection distortion for UTM-K

Yeong Sun Song, Joon Heo, Hong Gyoo Sohn, Woo Sun Kim

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Recently, the single plane coordinate system which has one origin is required to create and manage continuous geographic framework data of entire Korean peninsula. For this, UTM-K (Univercial Transverse Mercator-K) was established in 2005. In this paper, the level of distortion was analyzed with respect to the central meridian and scale factor of UTM-K. The latitude and longitude values of the center point of 1/25000 scale digital maps were used for calculating the scale factor which was created by projection and the scale factor was used for index that presents the degree of distortion. As a result, accumulated distortion of scale factor by UTM-K map projection showed about 23.744xl0-2. On the other hand, the minimum distortion which was about 5.1435xl0"2 occurred when central meridian is 127° 42' and scale factor of central meridian was 0.99994 respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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