And this app does look great, but unfortunately I couldn’t actually get to see it in action (due to me not having a phone that will run iOS8).
Anyway, here it is. If you have a device that will run it, I kind of hope you’ll never need to use it (cos that will mean you’re a little bit lost!).
From the OS site…”Make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors with OS Locate. Used alongside your Ordnance Survey map, OS Locate is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing your exact location on the map, anywhere in Great Britain. If you have lost your bearings or simply would like a little reassurance, OS Locate is the ideal companion for all enthusiasts of the great outdoors.
The app converts GPS location readings from your mobile phone to Ordnance Survey National Grid references, enabling you to determine precisely where you are on an Ordnance Survey map. No mobile signal? No problem; OS Locate does not require a mobile signal to function – the inbuilt GPS system can be relied upon, even in the most remote areas.”
To find out more about this app, visit the OS site https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/os-locate
For some great instructional videos from the OS, follow this link: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/map-reading/
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