TransLT is designed to calculate the transformation parameters and the transformation of coordinates between two coordinates systems is a fast and practical way. The software is aimed at specialists who use GPS technology to perform geodetic works.
TransLT is an application which offers the following three major functionalities:
- The calculation of transformation parameters between two coordinates systems;
- The transformation of coordinates between two coordinates systems;
- Drawing of polygons, paths or points in Google Earth.
To make it easy to operate with the multitude of existing reference coordinates systems, TransLT contains a module that extracts information from EPSG database.
The program interface is intuitive, easy to use, the data can be imported from txt or csv files, and it allows saving the modification for each step of the transformation.
Main features of TransLT:
- Calculation of transformation parameters and coordinates transformation for 1D, 2D or 3D transformations;
- Coordinates coversions between geographical coordinates systems, geocentric cartesian and the coordinates of a map projection;
- Supports a large number of map projections (112 map projection methods);
- Supports the majority of the polynomial transformation used in cartography;
- Can use binary grid files or ASCII for coordinates corrections;
- Coordinates transformations can be made using your own calculation formula;
- Coordinates transformations can be made in user defined steps or the steps can be automatically generated using the EPSG database;
- Coordinate files can be converted directly from Windows Explorer;
- The program can be called from the command line or from another application to convert a coordinates file;
- Drawing of polygons, paths or points in Google Earth and together with TopoLT can draw graphic entities from AutoCAD or IntelliCAD in Google Earth.
The calculation of transformation parameters between two coordinates systems can be performed in the following situations:
- 1D transformation (calculation with 5 or 1 parameters);
- 2D transformation (calculation with 4, 5 or 6 parameters);
- 3D transformation (calculation with 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 15 parameters).
For each set of calculated parameters calculation reports are generated offering the user information about the quality of the calculated values. The parameters calculation is made easy and practical with the help of worksheets organization.
The transformation of coordinates between two coordinates systems can be done by applying 1D, 2D or 3D transformation or by applying a multiple transformation in steps. The steps of a multiple transformation can be used to make the following coordinates operations:
- coordinates conversions (including using a map projection);
- polynomial transformations;
- transformations using grid files (files containing corrections values);
- transformations with parameters: 1D, 2D or 3D;
- transformations with user defined formula.
The multiple step transformations (which contain many successive transformations) can be saved and used later, with the possibility of applying them directly on a file using the contextual menu from Windows Explorer.
- Geographical coordinates (φ, λ, h) → Geocentric cartesian coordinates (X, Y, Z);
- Geocentric cartesian coordinates (X, Y, Z) → Geographical coordinates (φ, λ, h);
- Geographical coordinates (φ, λ) → Plane coordinates (N, E) according to the selected projection;
- Plane coordinates (N, E) → Geographical coordinates (φ, λ) according to the selected projection.
Supported map projections
Supported polynomial transformations
Supported GRID files
Supported Offset Methods
To implement TransLT in other programs you can download the examples made in the following programming languages:
What's new in TransLT 3.1
- It was introduced two 3D 15-parameter time-dependant transformation methods. The EPSG methods implemented together with these methods are as follows:
- Time-dependent Position Vector tfm (geocentric) - EPSG method code 1053;
- Time-dependent Position Vector tfm (geog2D) - EPSG method code 1054;
- Time-dependent Position Vector tfm (geog3D) - EPSG method code 1055;
- Time-dependent Coordinate Frame rotation (geocen) - EPSG method code 1056;
- Time-dependent Coordinate Frame rotation (geog2D) - EPSG method code 1057;
- Time-dependent Coordinate Frame rotation (geog3D) - EPSG method code 1058.
- A new grid file type was added, CING11 (Cayman Islands National Grid 2011), with the EPSG 1050 method code.
- The "Geographic3D to GravityRelatedHeight (CGG2013)" with the method code EPSG 1060 is now accepted.
- Now the following transformation methods are accepted:
- Geographic3D to GravityRelatedHeight (CGG2013) - EPSG method code 1060;
- Molodensky-Badekas (PV geocentric domain) - EPSG method code 1061;
- Molodensky-Badekas (PV geog3D domain) - EPSG method code 1062;
- Molodensky-Badekas (PV geog2D domain) - EPSG method code 1063.
- When defining an operation with coordinates, it is now possible to establish if the elevation calculated by it is the final elevation of the transformation model and if in the calculation of the operation with coordinates the elevation is retrieved from the coordinates of the initial system. With these two settings, the model can be used as a two-way calculation: height is calculated on one of the ways and the coordinates from the 2D domain on the other way.
- The program was adapted according to the last changes made in the EPSG V8.7 database (2015, April).
TransLT online Help:
Read the online help for TransLT (Romanian)
Read the online help for TransLT (English)
Read the online help for TransLT (French)
Supported operating systems:
- Windows: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1.
Prices for TransLT:
- TransLT New License: 70 EUR + VAT
- PROMOTION - New license of TransLT + TopoLT + ProfLT: 600 EUR + VAT
- Upgrade from TransLT 1.0 or 2.0 to current version: 35 EUR+VAT
- Free 30 days trial version - Click here to download
- Note: the prices do not contain VAT (0% for EU countries, excluding Romania).