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Select a Map in Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinates

The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) system divides the Earth into 60 zones, each being a six-degree band of longitude, and uses a Transverse Mercator projection centered on the central meridian of each band. This is a conformal projection, so at low scales there is no shape distortion, and distance or area distortions are small. This allows its use in precise applications like the Military Grid Reference System used by NATO.

For a map of central Athens, use UTM zone 34, whose central meridian has longitude 21°.

These are the coordinates of the Parthenon, expressed in meters, in UTM zone 34.

Draw a map of the area around the Parthenon, marking relevant buildings of the Acropolis of Athens, specifying precise coordinate limits in the given UTM zone. For reference, draw latitude and longitude lines separated by three angular seconds.

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