mt-coordtransform

Coordinate transformations between latitude/longitude WGS84 and OSGB36.

mt-coordtransform

Coordinate transformations between latitude/longitude WGS84 and OSGB36.

$ npm install mt-coordtransform

The module contains methods for transforming latitude/longitude coordinates between WGS84 (generally used by GPS systems or any world-wide reference system) and OSGB36 (used in all Ordnance Survey mapping).

var LatLon = require('mt-latlon');
var CoordTransform = require('mt-coordtransform');

var pointWGS84 = new LatLon(51.5136, 0.0);
var pointOSGB36 = CoordTransform.convertWGS84toOSGB36(pointWGS84);

The available methods of the CoordTransform module object is listed below.

Convert latitude/longitude point in OSGB36 to WGS84.

  • pointOSGB36 (LatLon) latitude/longitude in OSGB36 reference frame
var pointOSGB36 = new LatLon(51.5136, 0.0);
var pointWGS84 = CoordTransform.convertOSGB36toWGS84(pointOSGB36);
// => 51°30′51″N, 000°00′06″W (as LatLon object)

Convert latitude/longitude point in WGS84 to OSGB36.

  • pointWGS84 (LatLon) latitude/longitude in WGS84 reference frame
var pointWGS84 = new LatLon(51.5136, 0.0);
var pointOSGB36 = CoordTransform.convertWGS84toOSGB36(pointWGS84);
// => 51°30′47″N, 000°00′06″E (as LatLon object)

Convert latitude/longitude from one ellipsoidal model to another.

q.v. Ordnance Survey 'A guide to coordinate systems in Great Britain' Section 6 (www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/gps/docs/A_Guide_to_Coordinate_Systems_in_Great_Britain.pdf)

  • point (LatLon) latitude/longitude in source reference frame
  • e1 (number[]) source ellipse parameters
  • t (number[]) Helmert transform parameters
  • e2 (number[]) target ellipse parameters

Please visit www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-convert-coords.html for more information on conversion between WGS84 and OGSB36 systems.

The original code was written by Chris Veness and can be found at www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-convert-coords.html. It is released under the simple Creative Commons attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

This project is released under the MIT license.