NZ Grid Reference

NZ Grid Reference


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This "NZ Grid Reference" application is for using with Zealand topographic maps. It displays the current GPS location in NZ grid/map reference format and in the associated NZTM2000 format.

This app is good for easily getting your current location on your paper topo-map.

The grid lines on a NZ topo map are marked with the same values of the NZ grid/map reference. For example grid ref, "AV30 198 982" would translate on the paper map to 19.8 on the east/horizontal axis & 98.2 on the north/vertical axis.

This purpose of this application is to give the current location in the same co-ordinates of the paper topo maps. There are other free applications like "outdoor atlas" that display off-line NZ topomaps on the phone. It is not the intention of this application to duplicate that functionality.

GPS devices often do not get a position fix inside and can be affected by the environment, trees weather, etc. If there are problems getting a position fix, try moving to a slightly different location and to a location with clear line of site to the sky.

Thank you for the feedback emailed so far. It is appreciated.

Tags: nzgrid, grid reference tool, nz gps topo50 reference, nztm2000, nz grid references, new zealand grid references, gps nztm2000, nz topomap, using nztm2000 grid reference on google map, topo50 nz.

Recently changed in this version

v1.7: Changed the format of Longitude & Latitude.

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  • (50 stars)

    by Rowan Smith on 04/11/2013

    Perfect little app. If you could please provide a way to copy 6-digit and 8-digit grid references to the clipboard, and also the current WGS-84 co-ordinates.

  • (50 stars)

    by jacques charroy on 14/01/2013

    This app does what it says but it displays easting and northing to the nearest 100m. With one extra digit, people hiking in tricky terrain would be better off.