Formats the coordinates located at the first 2 places of the coordinates buffer. The first argument indicates the original format and the second argument the destination format. The format can be one of the following:

- LatLong (latitude, Longitude - WGS84))

- DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds)

- UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator)


The data needs to be entered in the file following a strict convention:

LatLong: Latitude|Longitude. E.g. 36.28711454|-83.49819683

DMS: DegreeMinuteSecondNDegreeMinuteSecondW. E.g. 361713.6N0832953.5W

UTM: ZoneLatitudeLongitude. E.g. 17N2756404018690

USNG: ZoneCoords. E.g. 17SKA75641869

For example, consider converting the coordinates 35.07053683, -85.15665416 (latitude, longitude WGS84) to UTM format, then the command will be as follows:

GIS Format latlong utm 35.07053683|-85.15665416

The output will be displayed at the results tab of the executable panel in OpenDSS.

The following conditions need to be fulfilled:

1. OpenDSS-GIS must be installed

2. OpenDSS-GIS must be initialized (use GIS Start command)

3. The model needs to have the correct GISCoords file