WW2 Military map coordinates

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Brian Drury, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Brian Drury

    Brian Drury Junior Member

    A friend has asked me to create an overlay in Google earth showing where bombs fell on Lancing Sussex during WW2. She already has the coordinates and I am familiar with creating GE overlays so I thought this would be a simple task.

    When I looked at the coordinates I realised that they are not simply British National Grid or MGRS (Military Grid Reference System) coordinates.

    My friend also has a military map which shows the coordinates and this does help but the process is very slow.

    Can anyone advise what this mapping system is called and maybe figure an easy way to use it in GE?

    I have tried the UTM system that GE supports and this is not the same as my friends units.

    A copy of the military map is attached.


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  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

  3. Brian Drury

    Brian Drury Junior Member

    What a fine chap you are! That is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks for that.

  4. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Glad to help.
  5. Bala

    Bala Member

    Can you help please? - got error 404

    Thank you
  6. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Re-ordering the forum after an upgrade broke the link I believe, try this as I think its what was referred to: The "Coordinates Translator"
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    It's here now:

    Map help needed

    The dead internal links include the thread title so you can search on that to find their new home.
    Owen likes this.

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