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Rob Naylor BS: GPS and Maps (55* d) RE: BS: GPS and Maps 24 Mar 17

Me Red....try using What3Words, then....What3Words

Covers the world in a 1 metre grid.

When I've had trouble locating a specific feature/ meet point in a rural area with a big postcode, I've occasionally used this.

As a Geodesist, of course I use standard map references, GNSS and survey tools all the time, but just occasionally I find W3W useful. Most recently for locating a bottle of whisky a friend had secreted for me behind a rock in a particular sheepfold in the Brecon Beacons. With HD OS mapping and a decent GNSS I could get to within a few metres of the right place, but with W3W I was able to narrow down the stretch of sheepfold wall I needed to look around to a single metre :-)

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