Question: Is there a UTM in units of feet for UTM zone 14?

Answer: UTM is always in meters so there will NOT be a UTM feet projection out there.  If you really need to see your UTM data IN feet, then you can follow these instructions to change the units. Essentially, you will reproject the data to a new UTM coordinate system and modify it so that it uses feet instead of meters.

To do this, use the Project tool.  Keep the Output Coordinate System the same as your current UTM coordinate system.  Once you have selected the coordinate system click the Modify button in the Spatial Reference Properties window and under the section titled Linear Unit for the drop-down Name, select either Foot (for international feet) or Foot_US (for US survey feet).

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