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Too bad the premise for this post is completely uncited:

> the rig was positioned as if the coordinates were in the Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system when, in actuality, they were in transverse Mercator projection[citation needed]




And doesn't quite make sense either. Transverse Mercator is a family of transformations, not a particular projection. Seems more likely they got confused between a local projection and some other one. Really easy to do.




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