August 19, 2010 in Navigation (F)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - Independent software developer William Denniss, creator of the hit app GPS Log has released a new free tool to convert British National Grid References commonly found on British maps and trigmarkers into coordinates usable on the iPhone. The iPhone has no built in way to view these Grid References in the Maps App, OS Grid Converter bridges this gap.
The app, 'OS Grid Converter', provides two way conversion between OS Grid References, and Latitude Longitude coordinates in both the OSGB36 and WGS84 coordinate systems. Latitude Longitude coordinates can be displayed as decimal degrees, or degrees, minutes, seconds.
Unlike other conversion tools, OS Grid Converter uses fuzzy parsing logic allowing you to input the coordinates in a variety of formats using the standard iPhone on-screen keyboard. OS Grid Converter sports two convenient features to view the OS Grid Ref in the iPhone Maps app (a task that can be pretty hard without such a tool), and send the grid coordinate to GPS Log.
* Convert OS Grid References to Latitude Longitude coordinates and back
* Convert between OSGB36 and WGS84 coordinate systems
* Handy integration with the iPhone's Maps app and GPS Log
* iPhone and iPod touch
* GPS receiver required to use the "show my location" feature accurately
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
OS Grid Converter 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
GPS Log was founded in 2008, in Melbourne Australia with the goal of creating the best way for people to log their adventures big and small, whatever they may be. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 William Denniss. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.