Grid ref, daft question

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  1. chaser

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    Never having used these before in map finding things , only post codes, how do you write them in, can't find a way of putting them in to navfree or google.
    Thanks, just been trying the La Rochelle aire that someone had put in another thread but can't get it to work in anything:Doh:
     
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    By grid reference I presume you mean longitude and latitude. On google earth you see the long lat numbers changing as you move your mouse around. I think it is in the bottom right hand corner.

    On my tom tom I think the sequence is "navigate to" with the options of home, favourite, poi, place on map and long/lat. I pick long/lat and put the numbers in. There are three different ways of putting degrees in so make sure you stick with just one system.
     
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    I know how to find them but can't put them in navfree , don't have tomtom , have another satnav but can't put them in that either
     
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    Gimme the numbers you do have and I will give them back in what form you need :)
     
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    N46°09.188, W001°08.399
    Cheers
     
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    and how would you like it to be ? ( town, road, what ?? )
     
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    One of the options for searching in Navfree is 'Google Search' I tried putting the numbers you gave and it came up with Avenue Jean Moulin.:thumb:

    I inputted (is inputted a word?) the numbers,putting a space where the degree sign is as I didn't know where to find one. And it worked!

    Wyn
     
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    Beat me to it LOL !!
     
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    Aren't bothered, someone on the other thread said that was the campsite and I just wanted to find it on navfree , I have come up against this all the time, most of you on here quote them but I haven't found a way of using them
     
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    If you just copy and paste the whole number you have in to google it will give you a map and the road it is on :thumb:
     
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    Or you can just copy and paste this into Google maps: -
    N46°09.188, W001°08.399
    That works too! ::bigsmile:
     
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    Now isn't that handy to know! :thumb:
     
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    Ok thanks all, I did know I could copy and paste in google, but didn't know how to write it in out guides and books and stuff, but it won't work in navfree on its own and couldn't sort out the degree thingy, but think I have it sorted now.
    Thanks again::bigsmile:
     
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    N46°09.188, W001°08.399 = Avenue Jean Moulin
    17000 La Rochelle France ‎

    ::bigsmile:
     
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    This is what someone on the navfree forum said


    Navman commented · July 29, 2012 5:31 p.m. · Flag as inappropriate
    I have several apps that can send coordinates to other apps, but they can't send coordinates to my main navigation app- Navfree on Andriod! Come on, this is so basic & should not require a data connection like searching Google.

    So I am not on my own then, but I seem to have cracked it now, not easy though, thought it was just me:thumb:
     
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    Glad you asked the question chaser as I'm having trouble with this too.


    I would like the ref for this wilding spot location we came across at the weekend. I got this from Google MAPS but no ref?

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Jo...d=2ol6nBz1Oe4FgvRiBRqsBQ&cbp=12,81.82,,0,8.16


    When I look at it on Google EARTH, take the ref then copy paste to check it shows me the view of the motorway? Can someone help me please.
     
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