GEOG 5121 Project #1: 
Coordinates and Projections

Gerard Frederick

1. Geographic and Plane Coordinates of Selected Cities




City  Lat.  Long.  UTM Zone  Easting  Northing 
New York  40°42' N  74°00' W  18  584,482 m  4,505,936 m 
Baghdad, Iraq  33°21' N  44°25' E  38  445,723 m  3,690,241 m 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  22°53' S  43°17' W  23  676,096 m  7,468,369 m 
Sydney, Australia  33°55' S  151°10' E  56  330,519 m  6,245,571 m 

 
 
 

2. Plotting Points and Map Projections

Map 1:  Sydney, Australia
Lambert Azimuthal

Map 1 Metadata

BOUNDING COORDINATES 
West Bounding Coordinate: 104° 
East Bounding Coordinate: 155° 
North Bounding Coordinate: -5° 
South Bounding Coordinate: -45° 

NOMINAL SCALE: 1:42,000,000 
(Note: Actual representative fraction varies with screen or printer resolution. Bar scale is always correct.) 

PROJECTION TYPE: Azimuthal

PROJECTION NAME: Lambert Azimuthal

PROPERTIES PRESERVED: Areas on map equal to areas on the globe; Directions from one or two points to all other points on the map are correct.

Map 2:  Sydney, Australia
Polar Stereographic

Map 2 Metadata

BOUNDING COORDINATES 
West Bounding Coordinate: 108° 
East Bounding Coordinate: 160° 
North Bounding Coordinate: -6° 
South Bounding Coordinate: -44° 

NOMINAL SCALE: 1:62,000,000 
(Note: Actual representative fraction varies with screen or printer resolution. Bar scale is always correct.) 

PROJECTION TYPE: Conic

PROJECTION NAME:  Polar Stereographic

PROPERTY PRESERVED: Areas on map equal to areas on the globe.

Sources
Geographic coordinates: Getty Information Institute Thesaurus of Geographic Names
UTM coordinates: Alan Morton's Transverse Mercator Calculator
Map projections: Online Map Creation