Four good reasons to have a UTM grid on your map


Here's a few good reasons why it's helpful to have a map with a printed UTM grid.

  1. Plot a UTM coordinate onto your map

  2. Determine UTM coordinates of any point on the map

  3. Quickly estimate distance in kilometers between points

  4. Provides north / south grid lines to more accurately measure a bearing from your map

Print free maps with UTM grid lines with the great mapping software Caltopo.

Here’s an example of a Caltopo map (MapBuilder Topo layer) with a UTM grid overlay:

Hood UTM example map.jpg

Learn how to use the Cal topo from this YouTube video.