U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register Bulletin #28 Using the UTM Grid System to Record
Attaching the map
a) Be sure that the drafting surface is smooth and free of dirt, eraser grit, paper clips, etc.
b) Align the map carefully with the T-square, and check the alignment.
c) Using draftsman's or masking tape, put a short piece of tape at each map corner, along the map's diagonal lines
d) Flatten the tape in corner 1 onto the drafting surface. Be sure not to let the map move.
e) Hold the map with one hand, and with the other smooth the map away from corner 1 toward corner 2. 'check alignment and fasten corner 2.
f) Similarly, smooth the map between corners 3 and 4, and fasten each.
Removing the Map
a) Loosen and roll up one corner of a piece of tape. Use a corner that is on the map surface.
b) Pull slowly on the rolled-up corner, pulling the tape outward, over itself.
c) Repeat for each corner.
(page numbers refer to the page in the paper bulletin)
Page 26 - Figure 1. UTM Coordinate
Page 27 - Figure 2. UTM Zones in the contiguous USA, Figure 3. A UTM zone
Page 28 - Figure 4. UTM Worksheet
Page 29 - Figure 5. Labeling Points clockwise from northeasternmost point, Figure 6. Problem Sites
Page 30 - Figure 7. Coordinate Counter set at the Wisconsin Historical Society
Page 31 - Figure 8. UTM Worksheet with two references from Madison, WI.
Page 32 - Figure 9. Securing map to drafting table
Page 33 - Figure 10. Measuring northing of Old Spring Tavern WI
Page 34 - Figure 11. Dividing the space between two grid lines
Page 35 - Figure 12. Measuring UTM reference near SW corner of map
Page 36 - Figure 13. Central Meridians for UTM zones, Figure 14. Method V
Page 37 - Figure 15. UTM Reference Table for corner point in Fig. 14
Page 38 - Figure 16. Method V, Figure 17. UTM Reference table for corner point in Fig. 16
Page 39 - continuation of Figure 17
Page 40 - Figure 18. Effects of rounding and degree of precision, Figure 19. Zone 18 Extended into Zone 17
Page 41 - Figure 20. UTM Military grid reference system zone and strip chart
Page 42 - Source of Figures
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