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MikeyH
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: British National Grid. Reply with quote

Any budding programers out there willing to help me. I have a Tom Tom BT with Navigator Two.

I am looking for either 3rd Party Software or an addon that will enable me to view my Current position using the Britsh National Grid System, instead of Lat Long.

Anyone know of anything?

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MikeyH
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess thats a no then?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you actually need the OS grid reference in real time, or is it just to find this out when you're back at a computer ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would dearly like this facility on TT as well.
However, when back home I do a search on
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/
and use the conversion facility below the map.
I also use my old Garmin 12xl by inputting a wayoint in one format, changing the format, and re-viewing the waypoint - it seems long winded, but is actually quite fast with practise.
There is also
http://www.obliquity.com/astro/osgb.html
to convert OS to lat/long
but I can't find a program anywhere to do lat/long to OS, anyone out there help at all?
Anyone fancy writing one for Mobile 2003?
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Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waypoint Workbench is a good tool on the PC for converting lat/longs between various formats.

http://www.sheps.clara.net/WW.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is something I would prefer in realtime. i do alot of work with the military on the training areas. They use BNG format, so when Im suporting them I have to find them in the dark in the middle of an unlit training area.

6 Figure Grids are sufficiant accuracy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can do this. I am already incorporating the code to convert OS codes to lat/long into ukpostcode, and I've got the code to convert the other way.

I can feel a TTN "swiss army knife" application coming on...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want a beta tester?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dynamite wrote:
I can feel a TTN "swiss army knife" application coming on...

I think that's probably the best way to go Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yippee. Please make sure it has a cork screw Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can it have this in it too ?


Click here for more info.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!!!!! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be very useful to me too. National Trust properties are always given their location in the guide book by National Grid reference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just stumbled across dynamites excellent post code app while looking for an OS referene converter. Fantastic, cant wait for the OS converter :-)

Nice to see two major shortfalls of TomTom being addressed. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sitrap and ukpete,

You can use my POIConverter program to convert OS references to lat/long and prepare a TomTom Navigator overlay on your PC. The latest version is on my website http://rjdavies.users.btopenworld.com Select Programs and POIConverter and then the link.
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