A Heath-Robinson solution might be to enter the lat/long as a landmark into
a GPS receiver, and then change the mode to show the same landmark as a
National Grid reference.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Henry Gough-Cooper" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: BRITARCH Digest - Where to put them on a map?
> This reminds me: I've been meaning to ask for a while about conversion of
> to Lat/Long notation - I seem to remember a discussion of this some time
> back. Is there a simple conversion program available that will do this?
> Most cheap commercial mapping software (e.g. Microsoft Encarta) works with
> Lat/Long positioning, and it's a bind plotting distributions (place-names,
> etc) for which one usually only has the National Grid reference.
> Henry Gough-Cooper
> visit the Scottish Place-Name Society website at
> and the Scottish place-name newsgroup at