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 the source code (requires Visual Studio 2015).
Download the Windows assembly (requires .NET Framework 2.0).
Download the Windows Phone 8 assembly (no longer updated).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());
Added a new overload of LatLng.ToUtmRef to force the longitude zone used 126.96.36.199
Fixed a bug in the IrishRef constructor and more clean up.
Removed some property setters to improve API consistency 188.8.131.52
Cleaned up the code with ReSharper 184.108.40.206
Added OSRef.ToTenFigureString() method to generate 10 figure OS grid references. 220.127.116.11
OSRef constructor now accepts 6, 8 and 10 figure OS grid references. 18.104.22.168
Better OSRef and IrishRef constructors that take a LatLng, so the LatLng does not have to be using the WGS84 datum. 22.214.171.124
Added support for ED50 datum. 126.96.36.199
Fixed ToDatum() so it works in more cases (not just when converting from WGS84)
New LatLng copy constructor 188.8.131.52
Added a better performing MGRSRef constructor (thanks to Vincent de Lagabbe) 184.108.40.206
Added helper methods to check validity of latitude/longitudes
Improved the formatting of UTMRef.ToString() method220.127.116.11
Fixed the UTMRef.ToString() method (thanks to Bryan McCauley for providing the fix)18.104.22.168
Added Windows Phone class library (thanks to Timothy Green for the suggestion)22.214.171.124
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 exception126.96.36.199
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