Thursday, 11 February 2010

WW2 map coordinate translator

X marks the spot - but how do you know where X is if you have several maps which don't speak the same language as each other?

During World War 2, the British employed a mapping standard called the Modified British System. The problem today is that this is incompatible with the standard used on modern OS and other maps. If you want to translate the historic map reference to a modern GPS longitude/latitude based reference, visit for a handy coordinate translator.

(Thanks to Paul Reed via

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