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    Sadly UK only
    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm

    but displays OS & Google Earth side by side with the ability to change to GE and OS for 1930s & 40s or modern OS v old ones. The cursor shows on both map & GE at the same time. Pete

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    Pete, what a great site!
    Many thanks,
    Bruce
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    Lovely!
    Many thanks Pete!

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    A year, or so, ago the Met Section on this Forum were having some considerable difficulty with 'translating' Ordnance Survey National Grid References (OS NGR) to/from Lat/Lon. There was a program available - but it almost required a PhD in Experimental Mathematics (and a 7-day residential course for those of us not so qualified) to use.
    I emailed UK Ordnance Survey and said "Why can this not be put on the same screen?". They replied "It was too difficult, and was set about with so many legal minefields/caveats, that it was - basically - a non-starter.".
    Now here it is.
    So, my question is; if at the press of a button I can now switch from UK OS NGR to/from Lat/Lon then the programming is not rocket science - just long, hard, difficult, boring, tedious, etc.
    When - I ask - can we expect to see the same sort of thing expanded outside the UK to encompass Nazi U-boat N Atlantic grid refs, Allied (and Nazi) grid refs over occupied Europe, etc, etc?
    This (or what I propose) could be the biggest advance for WW2 researchers since the introduction of sliced-bread! Who will push this forward?
    Yrs Aye
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    That will prove most useful. Thanks for the post!

    Kind rgds

    Jonny
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