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, which seems to have gone offline but was released under a GPL license, so this library is also
licensed under the GPL.
Download the source code (requires Visual Studio 2019).
Download the Windows assembly (requires .NET Framework 4.8).
Download the Windows Phone 8 assembly (no longer updated).
Read the documentation.
And here's a simple example of usage. Other than changing the datum, the classes are immutable i.e Their state does not change after instantiation.
They have methods to convert to other coordinate systems which return an instance of the required type.
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());
.NET Coords is now a .NET Standard 2.0 project, meaning it can be used in .NET Framework 4.8 and .NET Core projects
Added the ITMRef class that represents a Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM) reference
Added a new ToString overload MGRSRef that accepts a format string
Fixed a bug in ToDatum() (thanks to Damir Stoic for spotting it)
Added LatLng.Bearing that returns the bearing between two LatLng objects
Added a new overload of LatLng.ToUtmRef to force the longitude zone used
Fixed a bug in the IrishRef constructor and more clean up.
Removed some property setters to improve API consistency
Cleaned up the code with ReSharper
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
188.8.131.52 - MGRSRef.ToUTMRef() should now work
184.108.40.206 - Fixed a bug in MGRSRef.ToString()
220.127.116.11 - Added generic versions of Datum and Ellipsoid classes to reduce code size
18.104.22.168 - Initial release