If you are new to the UTM Coordinate system, it is a good idea to learn what it is and how to use it. In adventure racing the UTM system is often used to pinpoint the location of controls or other important race locations.
Below are a few links that you can visit to learn more about the UTM system and how to plot UTM coordinates on a map.
- Free UTM Map Tools – These are UTM tools you can print for free online to use as you practice your skills. If you want to purchase a physical UTM tool, just look online or check https://www.maptools.com/.
- MapTools Quick Guide to UTMs – This guide is easy to follow and even includes a smaple map for practicing your UTM skills.
- Plotting UTMs video – Short video explaning how to plot UTMs.
- Quick Guide to UTMs – Similar to the MapTools page, this is another simple guide to learning about UTMs.
Below we have included a sample map like one that you might see at an FLX race. Also included is short exercise so you can practice plotting your UTMs.