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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: roycv on December 06, 2009, 04:08:42 pm

Title: Google Earth and O.S. grid references
Post by: roycv on December 06, 2009, 04:08:42 pm
Hi all, I wonder if someone can help?  If I have an O.S. grid reference like TQ 082 951,  How does that relate to the Latitude and longitude as shown on Google Earth maps?

Or perhaps it is a different system?

Help would be appreciated.
Regards to all, Roy
Title: Re: Google Earth and O.S. grid references
Post by: omra85 on December 06, 2009, 04:20:18 pm
Roy
Have a read of this, not as simple as you would hope!!
http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-gridref.html (http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-gridref.html)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Google Earth and O.S. grid references
Post by: roycv on December 07, 2009, 09:12:16 am
Hi Danny, thanks for the reply, I have read the article see the problem but don't think I shall get involved!
My posting was that I was asked to look at what looks like a local council error in defining an area of land using grid references.  May have to buy an OS map of the area!
thanks again, Roy
Title: Re: Google Earth and O.S. grid references
Post by: w3bby on December 07, 2009, 01:09:20 pm
Does this help, National Grid overlay for Google earth.
http://www.digitalgeography.co.uk/archives/2005/12/british-national-grid-overlay-for-google-earth/ (http://www.digitalgeography.co.uk/archives/2005/12/british-national-grid-overlay-for-google-earth/)
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=251980&site_id=1#import (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=251980&site_id=1#import)