[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).

Jonathan




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