From GeoCoordinateString


The fromGeoCoordinateString operation is performed on a geometry service resource. The operation converts an array of well-known strings into xy-coordinates based on the conversion type and spatial reference supplied by the user. An optional conversion mode parameter is available for some conversion types.

Request Parameters


Description:  (Optional) The response format. The default response format is html.
Values:   html | json


Description: The well-known ID of the spatial reference or a spatial reference json object. For a list of valid WKID values, see Projected coordinate Systems and Geographic coordinate Systems.


An array of strings formatted as specified by conversionType.

Syntax: [<string1>,...,<stringN>]

Example: ["01N AA 66021 00000","11S NT 00000 62155","31U BT 94071 65288"]


Description: The conversion type of the input strings.

Valid conversion types are:

  • MGRS - Military Grid Reference System
  • USNG - United States National Grid
  • UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator
  • GeoRef - World Geographic Reference System
  • GARS - Global Area Reference System
  • DMS - Degree Minute Second
  • DDM - Degree Decimal Minute
  • DD - Decimal Degree

Description: (Optional) Conversion options for MGRS, UTM and GARS conversion types.

Valid conversion modes for MGRS are:

  • mgrsDefault - Default. Uses the spheroid from the given spatial reference.
  • mgrsNewStyle - Treats all spheroids as new, like WGS 1984. The 180 degree longitude falls into Zone 60.
  • mgrsOldStyle - Treats all spheroids as old, like Bessel 1841. The 180 degree longitude falls into Zone 60.
  • mgrsNewWith180InZone01 - Same as mgrsNewStyle except the 180 degree longitude falls into Zone 01.
  • mgrsOldWith180InZone01 - Same as mgrsOldStyle except the 180 degree longitude falls into Zone 01.

Valid conversion modes for UTM are:

  • utmDefault - Default. No options.
  • utmNorthSouth - Uses north/south latitude indicators instead of zone numbers. Non-standard. Default is recommended.

Valid conversion modes for GARS are:

  • garsDefault - Default. Same as garsLowerLeft. Point at the lower left corner of the box.
  • garsLowerLeft - Point at the lower left corner of the box.
  • garsCenter - Point at the center of the box.

Example Usage

In this example we convert three strings in the World Geographic Reference System (GeoRef) format to xy-coordinates.

http://<geometry service url>/fromGeoCoordinateString?sr=4326&strings=["ZGQA5999999900000000","EJCE3864000012728040","NKBH1196052000273924" ]&conversionType=GeoRef

JSON Response Syntax

The output is a JSON object containing an array of xy-coordinates.


JSON Response Example

The output from the above example is a JSON object containing a 3-element array of xy-coordinates.

{"coordinates": [