OS Locate

OS Locate

By Ordnance Survey Ltd

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Make the most of your adventures within the great outdoor with OS Locate. Used alongside your Ordnance Survey map, OS Locate is a fast and extremely accurate technique of pinpointing your precise location on the map, wherever in Great Britain. If you've misplaced your bearings or simply would really like a little reassurance, OS Locate is the best companion for all lovers of the nice outside.

The app converts GPS location readings from your mobile phone to Ordnance Survey National Grid references, enabling you to discover out precisely the place you might be on an Ordnance Survey map. No mobile signal? No drawback; OS Locate does not require a cell signal to function – the inbuilt GPS system could be relied upon, even in essentially the most distant areas.

Simply obtain the app and swap in your device’s location services (Settings – Privacy – Location services).

Compass accuracy: the app relies on your gadget's inside compass and if that is inaccurate the displayed compass will be incorrect as nicely. Accuracy typically increases the longer you've the app open and lots of users report moving the device in a figure-eight assist calibrate the compass and offers a more accurate studying. Of course, like any compass, avoid metallic or magnetic objects!

OS Locate is full of further features. The ‘Share’ button lets you join with friends and family through messaging and social media – allow them to know where you are, how your adventure is progressing and what time you could be house. Use the useful digital compass to take your bearings – always guaranteeing you might be on the proper track. For those who are keen to be taught extra about maps and navigation, the ‘About’ button hosts a wealth of information including hints and ideas and a guide to map studying. In addition, you will discover easy yet complete guides on how to use eastings and northings.

OS Locate – know where you would possibly be.

OS Locate is a complementary software for Ordnance Survey paper maps. You ought to all the time have an Ordnance Survey paper map and baseplate compass when exploring the nice outdoors.

Continued use of GPS operating in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Please ensure your Location Services are turned on.

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