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How to convert Baltic area mapping coordinates?

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I'm stumped.  I was given a crude map of a rural area in Lithuania by a local that supposedly identifies where my ancestral family's farm is located.

At the top of the map is the following  x=6195000.00

                                                           y=579000.00

I cannot interpret these coordinates or convert them in any way.

Help.

 

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this forum is for people who create videogame spaces, also called 'map', you might want to take your issue to your local civil engineering department. i doubt that someone here would be able to help you.

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If those coordinates are particular to some map, then show us the map.

Because those coordinates in world map point to middle of Siberia.

Also Lithuania <3 Good luck finding what you're looking for :)

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Yikes, sorry about that.  Thanks to all who replied and set me straight.

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As irish pointed out, this isn't really the right place to ask this kind of question.

Just for fun I tried to solve this though, here goes:

Those coordinates are potentially UTM coordinates.

"y=579000.00" likely stands for the "Easting" coordinate, "x=6195000.00" for the "Northing" coordinate.

Lithuania either lies in UTM zone 34 or 35 (cf. http://www.dmap.co.uk/utmworld.htm), I'm using 34 since 35 would put those coordinates in Northern Belarus.

Using a calculator (https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/UsefulData/ConvertUTMNoOZ.HTM), I found out these Latitude and Longitude coordinates which work in e. g. Google Maps:

Latitude (Decimal Degrees): 55.89397
Longitude (Decimal Degrees): 22.26326

Entering them into Google Maps yields this result: https://www.google.com/maps/place/55°53'38.3"N+22°15'47.7"E/@55.7079159,22.3640882,8.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d55.89397!4d22.26326

Which is in Lithuania.

Now this may still be off but the closest thing I could come up with in a few minutes. If this is based on another Datum (coordinate system), e. g. a Soviet one, this might need some adjusting.


The village close to the location those coordinates point at is called "Lauko Soda", located in a parish called "Ryškėnų seniūnija" and a county called "Telšių apskritis". Maybe those names mean something to you?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauko_Soda
https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryškėnų_seniūnija
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telšiai_County


There's also the possibility that the coordinates on your map only stand for the "corner" of that map, to be taken as a reference. That would explain why they're so "rounded up".

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