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NLS 25" maps of Wales
Posted: 25/08/2017 13:55:44
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NLS have started adding the 25" maps of Wales to their website. A lot of sheets seem to be missing and some squares have none at all but there are many now now.



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NLS 25
Posted: 25/08/2017 15:58:12
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It is a good resource.

One problem, several of the squares I clicked on show map details, but, " no copy available in NLS. Sad
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NLS 25
Posted: 25/08/2017 16:04:09
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rufenig wrote:

It is a good resource.

One problem, several of the squares I clicked on show map details, but, " no copy available in NLS. Sad


I did warn that some sheets are missing and some squares have none.

Even in Scotland the 25" series is not complete.

"Beggars can't be choosers!"



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NLS 25
Posted: 24/11/2017 08:15:20
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Anyone know how to calculate the coordinates of any particular point since it appears that there are no lat/long scales on the map boundaries? IP: 92.19.22.159
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NLS 25
Posted: 24/11/2017 08:42:53
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Easiest way I found so far is to locate the same point on the equivalent 6in map in side to side format with the satellite image which then gives the grid ref/co-ordinates. Probably other ways but that works.

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NLS 25
Posted: 24/11/2017 08:54:50
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Excellent suggestion Jim. Many thanks. IP: 92.19.22.159
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NLS 25
Posted: 24/11/2017 20:21:02
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The 1938 and 1948 editions of the six-inch have the National Grid squares on the face of the map.

All editions of the six-inch have latitude and longitude printed in the margins.

On the Charles Close Society website, the modern 1:50,000 and 1:10,000 have a cursor that simulataneously displays the NGR to 1m and latitude and longitude to 8 decimals of a degree.

I tend to flip between editions and websites to obtain coordinates.
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NLS 25
Posted: 24/11/2017 21:23:44
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Many thanks Graigfawr. Great website (Charles Close).

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NLS 25
Posted: 25/11/2017 08:18:40
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In Windows is there a better way of copying a small extract than using 'print screen' ? IP: 87.113.27.160
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NLS 25
Posted: 25/11/2017 08:57:33
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If you select the bit you want and save it as a pdf (I think you have to be viewing a specific map to have that option ie not side by side) that seems a bit better than a screenprint and you can usually convert that to a different format eg jpeg, should you want, as below.



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NLS 25
Posted: 25/11/2017 09:28:03
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With Windows7 one can use the 'snipping tool' to save an image (or part of) in JPG. IP: 86.183.230.213
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NLS 25
Posted: 25/11/2017 11:06:39
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With a Macbook you can use the Grab utility, select an area of the map and file it as a JPEG using the Preview utility. It works very well. IP: 92.19.22.159
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