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Add MGRS coordinates to PDF exports

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  • Currently the georeference information saved inside the PDF file appears to contain only latitude and longitude info.  It would be nice to be able to read MGRS coordinates from the PDF when the map is georeferenced to a UTM coordinate system.  Obviously, Esri and Adobe would have to collaborate in order for the Adobe Geospatial Location Tool to be able to display both geographic and MGRS coordinates.
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     PDF, georeference, MGRS, coordinates, Adobe, Geospatial Location Tool
    Posted by   bo_king  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and IntelligenceProduction Mapping (PLTS) Aug 8, 2012

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Aug 9, 2012
Further research reveals that the TerraGo Toolbar (ver.6.0.0) will read Esri embedded MGRS coordinates from a PDF exported from ArcMap.  I probably should have tried this yesterday.  C'est la vie. 
When exporting a PDF from ArcMap, simply check the "Export Map Georeference Information" on the Advanced tab of the Export Map window.  Then in Adobe, both the geographic and MGRS coordinates will be displayed using the TerraGo Toolbar.
TerraGo Toolbar (Free Download)
TerraGo Toolbar Functionality Matrix
Note that the "Geospatial PDF" is a conventional PDF, with geospatial info, created with the ArcMap exporter. The "GeoPDF" is a PDF created using the TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS.
I was pretty excited to discover this extended functionality that is a result of the TerraGo-Esri partnership.



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