.NET Coordinates

This C# library can be used to convert from one mapping coordinate system to another, for instance converting latitude/longitude to UK OS coordinates. It is based on the JCoord class library and is therefore licensed under the GPL. It also should have all the features available in that library.

Download sourceDownload the source code (requires Visual Studio 2012/2013 for the Windows project and the Windows Phone 8 project).
Download assemblyDownload the Windows assembly (requires .NET Framework 2.0).
Download assemblyDownload the Windows Phone 8 assembly.

Read documentationRead the documentation.

And here's a simple example of usage

using System;
using DotNetCoords;

namespace TestDotNetCoords
  class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
      // create an OS grid reference object
      OSRef osRef = new OSRef(535598, 182120);
      Console.WriteLine("OS reference is " + osRef.ToString());
      Console.WriteLine("Grid reference is " + osRef.ToSixFigureString());

      LatLng latLng = osRef.ToLatLng();
      Console.WriteLine("Lat/long using OSGB36 datum is " + latLng.ToString());

      Console.WriteLine("Lat/long using WGS84 datum is " + latLng.ToString());

      MGRSRef mgrsRef = latLng.ToMGRSRef();
      Console.WriteLine("MGRS reference is " + mgrsRef.ToString());

      UTMRef utmRef = mgrsRef.ToUTMRef();
      Console.WriteLine("UTM reference is " + utmRef.ToString());


Change History
Added OSRef.ToTenFigureString() method to generate 10 figure OS grid references.
OSRef constructor now accepts 6, 8 and 10 figure OS grid references.
Better OSRef and IrishRef constructors that take a LatLng, so the LatLng does not have to be using the WGS84 datum.
Added support for ED50 datum.
Fixed ToDatum() so it works in more cases (not just when converting from WGS84)
New LatLng copy constructor
Added a better performing MGRSRef constructor (thanks to Vincent de Lagabbe)
Added helper methods to check validity of latitude/longitudes
Improved the formatting of UTMRef.ToString() method
Fixed the UTMRef.ToString() method (thanks to Bryan McCauley for providing the fix)
Added Windows Phone class library (thanks to Timothy Green for the suggestion)
Fixed LatLng constructor which takes degrees. minutes and seconds to handle the correct range.
Fixed OSRef constructor taking a grid reference so it doesn't throw an exception
MGRSRef constructor taking a single string now works.
MGRSRef constructor with parameters for each part of the MGRS reference no longer throws an exception
MGRSRef conversion to UTM reference now works for more cases - MGRSRef.ToUTMRef() should now work - Fixed a bug in MGRSRef.ToString() - Added generic versions of Datum and Ellipsoid classes to reduce code size - Initial release

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