www.rambler-info.org.uk - UTM according to the Austrian Alpine Club
AAC or OAV
Not what I would understand as "best practice"
To open a typical hut page in a second window, click here. Look at the foot of the hut page and you can see the following departures from what I understand to be correct practice.
My eventual understanding was that the hut was located at
33T 0297697 5270174.
What was actually written was the following....
UTM x: 5270174
UTM y: 297697
Bezugsmeridian: 15° Click here to have the 15° explained!
It certainly took me some time before I worked out what they were doing (I had no previous knowledge of where the hut was located). Once I latched on to their system, I could then start entering this and other hut locations in my GPS unit. Hopefully the experience will make me quicker in unravelling any non-standard data in the future.
I now own a digital copy of the Alpenvereinskarten. This gives the UTM coordinates of the mouse pointer and the good news is that they are nearly standard .
The location of the hut at
33T 0297697 5270174 is shown as
Ost: 33: 297,697 Nord: 5,270,174 UTM
That is fairly easy to comprehend. (The missing T would only have made sure it that the location was not one in the southern hemisphere) I have today looked again at the OAV page for the specimen hut and it still gives the UTM coordinates in the bizarre and confusing fashion described above.