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Anyone know how I can convert OS grid ref's to Lat/Long so I can make a way point?
Or bterr still (i.e. lazier still) anyone know how to convert O.S. Grid reference: SU 303 034 to a lat/long - going camping here this w/e.... if I can find it.
Cheers Oh Masters of Co-ordinates!
I assume you mean in MapSource?
Edit -> Preferences -> Position -> Change the "Grid" option to "British National Grid"
Then Edit -> New waypoint -> type the grid reference into the "Position" box.
It's somewhere near Bornemouth :D
you sir, are a scholar!
Actually it's not that near Bournemouth.
I made a mistake typing in the coordinates, which you have to look out for.
The OS National Grid references are actually 5 figures long in their full form, and MapSource doesn't allow you to type in the (more commonly used I think) 3 figure version.
So you have to type "SU 30300 03400"
Looks like it's actually Brockenhurst, there's a couple of fords there (my speciality) you should go and check them out! :D
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Markie...I've stayed on that camp site quite a few times and it's a very nice place.....good facilities and lots of pitches.
Just be careful not to go too near the railway line or you'll be woken up by the early mornng London Express :eek: :eek:
PS if you'vegot kids thake their fishing nets...there's a shallow stream right by the site to paddle in and chase minnows around :D
Looks like Hollands Wood
Sometimes I am truely stunned by the wealth of information on here. Taking nets to go camping? Who would have thought! And yes, it's Holland Park.
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