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Jun 16th, 2016 at 5:13am
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Embarrassed    Struggling with some of the information I'm finding .
How do you use 7 figure grid refernces.

For example on a doc web site. Army Rd Campsite

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1873335, N5682043

How do you read this on the map ?

  
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Reply #1 - Jun 16th, 2016 at 7:30am
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If you are wishing to have a look for this on a 'paper' map you first need the right map, in this case map BH36 in the new Topo50 series.
You then read the first figures starting with the E (for Eastings) across the bottom of the map (disregard the first two numbers) then read the second set of N (for Northings) up the map again disregarding the first two numbers.
If you are using a computer mapping program just enter the all the numbers with a space between the two E and N
The place you are looking for is on Clements Mill Rd. Cool
Hope that helps or you can send PM with an email and can send a map for you.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 16th, 2016 at 8:23am
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Thanks, last time I used maps they were inch to mile and  used a prismatic compass .
My reading for that location would be Gr735822.

I'm still bit confused  Shocked
E1873335, N5682043 is  Gr733820
is what Doc locates it as then.

So there is quite an error in my reading of the map

What do the 1st two numbers represent ?
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 16th, 2016 at 4:38pm
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Yeah one was taught map reading (in the NZ Army) on the one inch to the mile but soon changed to the NZMG metric ones and now we have NZTM system.
Yep you've got the right GR but remember when giving a 6 figure GR you 'should' also use the map No (BH36 733820).
The first two figures (which you should find in the four corners of the paper map) give an initial steer to the location - there will be a 733820's in other areas.
The last two figures give a lot more accurate location - especially in this day of GPS and satellites (also handy when calling in heavy fire!).
Hope the helps so more.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 16th, 2016 at 9:02pm
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On a tangent that Army land has a LOT of falcon in it. We see 3-4 each time we go in. Got treated to quite a mum and junior show a while back.  Junior was parked on a handy rock, mum went below and bounced up and down on top of a number of shrubs till a wee bird sprinted away. Junior turned into a surface to air missile. Puff!! All 20-30 meters away from us Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  
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