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    Default Re: Map - sheet 7 germany

    Hi Finn,

    the following links provide detail on sheet 4 of the GSGS 1/100,000 scale Denmark series of maps.

    1. Notes on the GSGS Map Series: Germany/Denmark & Central Europe (PDF) held by McMaster University:

    http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww2/...tEur_notes.pdf

    (see page 14 of the PDF, it has an index to the Denmark sheets and sheet 4 appears to be the Nordjylland region of Denmark)

    2. Digitised 1/100,000 GSGS 4210 Maps held by McMaster University:

    http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/is...macrepo%3A9425

    3. digitised GSGS 4420 Sheet 4&5 (Bronderslev-Sæby) held by McMaster University:

    http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/is...macrepo%3A9513


    The grid reference you gave is eight-figure. The best I can convert is six-figure, so:

    14594407 become 146441

    The Northern European Zone 3 grid system has one relevant grid square covering Nordjylland - qO. Thus:

    qO146441 = 57° 07' 48'' N, 10° 17' 25'' E (this is a location roughly 850 metres N.E. of Rørholt)

    Cheers

    Rod
    Last edited by RodM; 9th January 2021 at 05:48.

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    Default Re: Map - sheet 7 germany

    Hi Rod,

    Thank you very much for taking the time with search and convert.

    The case is about a reburial of unidentified remains of a British airman from an isolated grave, Koldmosen. (Koldmose is a remote area with peat bogs in Northern Jutland).

    A final rest in grave 733B, Lemvig Chuchyard.

    This is the closest I can come:

    Coordinates
    Koldmose Church
    WGS84 57° 9′ 12.06″ N, 9° 33′ 9.22″ E
    57.15335°, 9.55256°
    UTM 32V 533428 6334592

    Coordinates
    Lemvig Churchyard
    WGS84 56° 32′ 58.07″ N, 8° 17′ 51.5″ E
    56.549464°, 8.297639°
    UTM 32V 456819 6267457

    Here you have Koldmose:

    http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/is...macrepo%3A9486

    Regards

    Finn

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    Default Re: Map - sheet 7 germany

    Hi Finn,

    the translated coordinates I gave are on the same latitude as Koldmose Church, but still 45 kilometres away to the east. The translated coordinates assume the Northern European Zone 3 grid was used.

    I had a look at a conversion of the next westward grid square of that zone - qN146441 - but that results in a location roughly 57 km WSW of Koldmose Church.

    Perhaps a different grid was used for the map reference...

    Cheers

    Rod

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    Hi Rod,

    Thank you very much for the effort and time. My guess could be a typo on the sheet or a different grid referece. Koldmose is correct.

    Regards

    Finn

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    Default Re: Map - sheet 7 germany

    Hi Finn,

    I forgot to point out that the first suspicious point about the grid reference you gave is that it is eight figures. Personally, I've never seen any such reference beyond six figures, since this is already highly accurate. On the off-chance, I looked at 14594407 and dropped the first two numerals, leaving 594407.

    qN594407 = 57° 01' 33'' N, 09° 23' 51'' E (57.02578 °, 9.39764 °).

    Cheers

    Rod

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