The numbers in the background of the web site's banner are various formats of earth coordinates for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Base Station in Washington Hall, maintained by the Geospatial Information Science Program at West Point.
|1324129 -4605401 4195114;
||-- Geocentric X, Y, Z |
|-- Geographic Latitude and Longitude |
||-- Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) |
|zone 18 587016E 4582707N;
||-- Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) |
||-- A detailed description of the GEOREF reporting system, which is based on geodetic coordinates (latitude and longitude), can be found in NATO STANAG 3408. The system is primarily used in the air defense community as a rapid way to report the position of fast moving aircraft. |
Learn about these coordinates and GPS Base Stations in the Geospatial Information Science Program!