[Talk-GB] [OT] Coordinates

Jonathan Stott jonathan at jstott.me.uk
Sun Jan 18 17:11:53 GMT 2009

Chris Hill wrote:
> A friend of mine has received a planning application with some strange coordinates in it.  The location is described by the local council as: 504165 433891.  He asked me about it and it doesn't make sense to me.  I estimate the OSGB ref as TA 030322 and the lon/lat as: -0.443913, 53.77588.
> Does anyone know what the type of coordinates are that the council is using?

These are full eastings and northings on the British National Grid. 
Equivalent to grid reference TA042339. Eastings and northing on the BNG 
are measured in metres from a point a few kilometres SW of the Isles of 
Scilly (SW corner of the 100km grid square SV).


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