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Questions related to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its use in the great outdoors.

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for hiking have contour lines to indicate the steepness of the terrain. On such a map, plot the position of your viewpoint (obtained by GPS), and from there, the bearing of the tree - not forgetting …
answered Apr 7 '18 by Chromatix
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If you're in Britain, you can either provide GPS coordinates in latitude and longitude as normal, or an Ordnance Survey grid reference which is easily obtained from the maps normally used in Britain … their own navigation. However, I expect they also have GPS units which can perform the conversion automatically. An OS grid reference formally consists of two letters, identifying a general regional …
answered Apr 8 '18 by Chromatix