[talk-ph] Mamasapano Incident

Rally de Leon ralleon at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 01:29:54 UTC 2015


Wayne,
Nice - very detailed report. (I am not updated with the news, hehe)
What got me curious was the Military Grid Reference - how to convert to
WGS84? any ideas? I don't know if the crude method I used was correct.

I'll try to work my way backwards to verify if the computed Lat Long from
the SMS (tweeted) message made sense from what actually happened.

Thanks,
Rally



On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Wayne Manuel <wdmanuel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Rally,
>
> The PNP Presentation in the Senate showed the location on a map with a
> satellite image (Google Earth).
>
>
> http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/430388/news/nation/full-presentation-pnp-board-of-inquiry-fact-file-on-mamasapano-clash
>
>
>
>
>
> Wayne Manuel
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:44 AM, Rally de Leon <ralleon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> There is a coordinate given here:
>> https://twitter.com/ANCALERTS/status/564990109913608193/photo/1
>> "GC 6798365714"
>>
>> Assuming "6798365714" as Military Grid Reference System
>>
>> I tried this online MGRS to WGS84 Converter:
>> http://www.legallandconverter.com/p50.html
>>
>> using MGRS format -->  51N XH 67983 65714
>>
>> where:
>>   51N is GZD (Grid Zone Designator) based on
>> http://www.legallandconverter.com/images/world-mgrs-grid.jpg
>>
>>   XH is the "100-km Grid Square ID" from shp file of 51N on
>> http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/coordsys/grids/mgrs_1km_polygon_dloads.html#Downloading
>>
>> Result:
>> WGS84 --> *Lat 6.92489  Long 124.52047*
>>
>> This points to a familiar area on:
>>
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=6.9249&mlon=124.5205#map=14/6.9249/124.5205
>>
>> Could this be it?
>>
>> There's a drone video by Raffy Tima described as
>> "an aerial view of the PNP-SAF extraction route towards waiting SAF
>> commandos on the highway more than a kilometer away."
>> I don't know if it's pointing to the same area:
>>
>> http://instagram.com/p/y4GftOx1RF/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video
>>
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