OS Proposed Changes to Latitude & Longitude on Paper Maps

Blog Post created by on Sep 19, 2014

Ordnance Survey are considering changing the overlay showing latitude and longitude markers on their paper maps. This would mean moving towards the overlay showing latitude and longitude used on GPS devices, to help bring digital navigation devices and paper maps closer together and work more in harmony. They believe this would have little impact on the majority of users of OS paper maps. They are canvassing widely and would like to take into account the opinions of BCS members on this change to ensure that all options and impacts are fully considered before making a final decision.

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