# What is false northing in GIS?

## What is false northing in GIS?

GIS Dictionary. false northing. [map projections] The linear value added to all y-coordinates of a map projection so that none of the values in the geographic region being mapped are negative.

**What are the two false easting values in the SPC system?**

Ordinarily, in a Transverse Mercator projection, the central meridian is a line of true scale. In the UTM system, however, the projection is secant, so two lines of true scale are created—one on each side of the central meridian….About the map units.

False easting | False northing | |
---|---|---|

South zones | 500,000 m | 10,000,000 m |

**What is the difference between a false easting value and a northing value in UTM?**

False easting is needed to avoid negative x-coordinates west of each zone’s central meridian. False northing is needed to avoid negative y-coordinates for all locations in southern hemisphere zones. (The value of ten million meters guarantees that every point above the south pole has a positive y-value.)

### What does northing easting mean?

eastward-measured distance

Easting and northing are geographic Cartesian coordinates for a point. Easting is the eastward-measured distance (or the x-coordinate) and northing is the northward-measured distance (or the y-coordinate). Easting and northing coordinates are commonly measured in metres from the axes of some horizontal datum.

**What is false easting northing?**

False easting is a linear value applied to the origin of the x coordinates. False northing is a linear value applied to the origin of the y coordinates. False easting and northing values are usually applied to ensure that all x and y values are positive.

**Where can I find false easting?**

To calculate what the false easting or false northing values should be, either display the area of interest using the custom coordinate reference system (CRS) (leaving false easting/northing equal to zeroes) and visually check what the coordinate values are for the southern and western extents or project the limits of …

#### Why are false easting and false northing values usually used?

False northing is a linear value applied to the origin of the y-coordinates. False easting and northing values are usually applied to ensure that all x- and y-values are positive. You can also use the false easting and northing parameters to reduce the range of the x- or y-coordinate values.

**What is easting and northing in GIS?**

From wiki.gis.com. The terms easting and northing are geographic Cartesian coordinates for a point. Easting refers to the eastward-measured distance (or the -coordinate), while northing refers to the northward-measured distance (or the -coordinate).

**How do you calculate false easting and false northing?**

## Where is the origin on a false easting based grid system?

By definition, both origins are located 500,000 meters west of the central meridian of the zone (in other words, the easting of the central meridian is always 500,000 meters E). These are considered “false” origins since they are located outside the zones to which they refer.

**How do you calculate northing and false easting?**