# How do I convert GPS coordinates to AutoCAD?

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How do you convert XY coordinates to latitude and longitude in AutoCAD?

## How do I enter GPS coordinates into AutoCAD?

To Mark a Place by Specifying Its Latitude and Longitude

1. Click Geolocation tab > Tools panel > Mark Position drop-down > Lat-Long. …
2. Specify the latitude of the location and press ENTER.
3. Specify the longitude of the location and press ENTER. …
4. In the in-place text editor, specify a label for the location.

This are the steps that I’m following:

1. Get the lat/lon of a reference point (42.539081 / -70.941904) in Google Earth.
2. In Autocad click Insert>Set Location and drop a pin at the above point. …
3. I click “Next” and select a Coordinate System (WORLD-MERCATOR / WGS84 / Meter).

## How do I convert coordinates in AutoCAD?

To Change the GIS Coordinate System

1. Click Geolocation tab Location panel Edit Location drop-down From Map. Find. …
2. In the Geographic Location dialog box, click Next.
3. From the GIS Coordinate System list, select the desired coordinate system.
4. Click Continue.
5. Press ENTER until you exit the command.

## How do you plot XY coordinates in AutoCAD?

Using Specific Coordinates

1. Click Home tab > Draw panel > Line. Find.
2. Type the coordinate value for the first point by typing the X value, a comma, then the Y value, for example 1.65,4.25.
3. Press the Spacebar or Enter.
4. Do one of the following: …
5. Press the Spacebar or Enter.

## How do you convert XY coordinates to latitude and longitude?

Assign the values of the coordinates to x, y and z. Assume the value 6371 km to the variable R, which is the approximate radius of earth. This value is the scientifically derived value for radius of the earth. Calculate latitude and longitude using the formula: latitude = asin (z/R) and longitude = atan2 (y,x).

## What is the coordinate system in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD Coordinate Systems. AutoCAD allows you to define the placement of a point using two different coordinate systems. The Cartesian (rectangular) Coordinate System uses the “x” distance (left/right) and the “y” distance (up/down).

Click on the Insert Tab in the Ribbon and then in the “Set Location” Panel, click the icon that looks like a globe. A drop-down will open. Click From Map. (In the future, a quicker way to accomplish this same task is to type GEO into the command line and hit ENTER twice.)

## Can you geolocate in AutoCAD?

Select “Edit Drawing Settings” and go to “Units and Zones” tab. Assign coordinate system and click OK. Geolocation ribbon should show up.

## How do I scale a map in AutoCAD?

To Set the Scale of the Map

1. Switch to a paper space layout.
2. Add a scale bar and link it to the viewport to scale.
3. Select the scale bar and click .
4. From the drop-down list, select Scale Bar Properties.
5. In the Scale Bar Properties dialog box that displays, select a ratio from the list or enter your own value.

## What zone is UTM?

The UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinate system divides the world into sixty north-south zones, each 6 degrees of longitude wide. UTM zones are numbered consecutively beginning with Zone 1, which includes the westernmost point of Alaska, and progress eastward to Zone 19, which includes Maine.

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