UTM refers to the Universal Transverse Mercator geographic coordinate system.
Your current Compass Bearing / Heading Direction will also be shown, along with Latitude and Longitude values in WGS84 format. The current Hemisphere is also shown on screen.
The Accuracy of Readings, as indicated by your device, will also be shown.
UTM Grid Ref Compass - Your GPS Grid Reference Finder App!
App will operate internationally. App includes a graphical guide to the United States (USA) UTM Zones.
Ideally suited for use by walkers, hikers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. It is recommended that you should always carry a map and physical compass when on outdoor pursuits.
For best results, use in a flat position, not an upright position. Much like a traditional compass. Use in an open space, where possible, away from trees, buildings and sources of interference.
The screen can, optionally, be set to stay on, for continued on-screen display of Grid Reference information.
Share your Location Information / Grid References via Text Message, Email or Tweet*
Compatible with handsets that feature GPS and Compass hardware. You may have to grant the app permission to use this information.
* - Internet Connection, and correctly configured Text Messaging, Email app, required to fulfil. Tweet Functionality will either use the official Twitter App (if installed), or proceed to Twitter.com in your web browser.
Has ability to copy marker grid reference to the clipboard or to email. Button to toggle map/satellite and button to return the marker to the GPS location of the phone.
There is also a tool to use your current location to find your grid reference, so that this can be used in conjunction with an ordnance survey map.
Please direct any feedback or bug reports to email@example.com
The application implements a complex Geoid Transformation algorithm, which performs a very accurate transformation of co-ordinates from the ETRS89 system (which is used by GPS) to the OSGB36(TM) system (which is used on OS maps in the UK). The application uses a tailored polynomial interpolation of the reference data tables, and this enables transformations to be calculated to within less than 1m accuracy for the majority of UK co-ordinates.
The application also applies the transformation to the GPS Altitude, and converts it into a grid Height so that the user has an accurate height reading in the same co-ordinate space as used on the map (there can be up to 100m discrepancy between GPS and grid height depending upon location, which could cause problems to anyone attempting to use GPS altitude as a navigation aid in conjunction with a map).
OS BetaFinder is ideal for walkers, ramblers, runners, cyclists and generally anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The fast and easy to use App comes bundled with free overview mapping - including Ordnance Survey’s trusted and reliable 1:250 000 Scale mapping. The App allows users to quickly, and accurately, search by place name, postcode, and grid reference.
Ordnance Survey maintains Great Britain’s definitive digital mapping database, and with OS BetaFinder users can enjoy the print quality of the trusted OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps (660dpi) on their devices. The App allows users to buy via Google's in app purchasing service. Each mapping tile is fully downloaded to the device, meaning that it will work anywhere regardless of signal. The tile download facility allows users to select and purchase up-to-date mapping of their favourite locations, and then easily plan, plot, record and review their own bespoke walks, runs and cycle rides.
OS BetaFinder brings all the detail and reliability of the iconic Ordnance Survey paper maps to Android devices.
OS BetaFinder features Include:
•Download and purchase trusted and up-to-date OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps in amazing high-resolution detail
• Route recording – record your own personal routes in real time
•View current time, distance, speed , Ordnance Survey grid reference, latitude and longitude
•Route planning and track functionality – plan your own bespoke routes and measure your times for each trip
•Review and plan new routes from your own personal routes library
•Select your own route types , walking , running or cycling and view the estimated route duration
•Smooth and fast zooming and scrolling between maps
•Real-time location tracking via GPS positioning
•Ordnance Survey free map stack viewable offline
•A free OS Landranger and OS Explorer map tile of Exeter
•Offline viewing – all downloaded OS Landranger and OS Explorer map tiles can be viewed offline
•Place name lookup – search for thousands of places across Great Britain in seconds
•Postcode lookup – search and locate postcodes
•Grid reference lookup