Find British National Grid Reference From Map
Tool to find the British national grid reference from a map.
Options and Output
Output NGR for Ireland?
Click on the map anywhere in Britain (Scotland, England and Wales). You will then see the Northings, Eastings and National Grid Reference (NGR) below the map. If you wish to find the NGR from Ireland, make sure to tick on the option "Output NGR for Ireland?".
- 8th August 2013 - Updated to Google Maps API V3
- 7th June 2010 - Added Satellite, Hybrid and Terrain map types
- 29th October 2009 - First Version
Previous Comments For This Page
5 minutes of this is enough, its useless, worst online map ever
I believe the output from this tool is in the WGS84 co-ordinate system. If you wish to compare this to an Ordnance Survey Map you will need to convert the output to the OSGB36 co-ordinate system. In short the output is accurate, but when comparing to other maps make sure you are using the same co-ordinate system.
Easy to use and seems accurate
By Terry Smith on 18/03/2015
Complete and utter waste of time, the Easting/Northing references are MILES out.
I think the calculations are not correct. I have compared the output from your map with 2 independent maps. Memory Map with OS-Maps from 2014 and UK maps with OS Maps (a free tool for iPad). The oucome is not huge, but at least a few 100 yards. However I think this is a brilliant tool and very good made. Just a slight calculation error in the NGR values ;-)
By Axel on 21/01/2015
This is pathetic
By Hwdchu on 04/11/2014
with reference to the map,is the movements voluntary of forced?substantiate your argument by mentioning three factors from the map and other factors to support the type of migration you mentioned.
By Reginald shuping on 18/08/2014
No. Detail to maps. NGR are not accurate only approx
By Alun on 02/08/2014
Accurate to 100m is fine for me! Great free tool if you don't need a pro level accuracy - and if you need pro accuracy, you should be prepared to pay.
By Grateful, England on 28/07/2014
Its free and ok for my survey work.
its not very good
By f on 19/01/2014
Many comments stated this is off, one stated by about 100m. If so, then this may be the error: the lat-lng values returned by Google Maps is WSG84-based. But the input to the cited formula should be lat-lng that is Airy1830-based. That conversion might be missing in this tool.
By dharasty on 24/10/2013
UK National Grid
By lulu on 22/07/2013
This is such an awesome map to use to locate and find things. I live in New Zealand , and its good to see another country has such detail on my countries features.
Whenever I try to find the grid reference the blue thingymabob keeps going to Ukraine !!!!!!!!
Helpfull but frustrating
not bad at all , postcodes would be a good addition , zoom in on a point and get its postcode
By steve on 08/02/2013
As others have said this is inaccurate!
Do not use it if you need a true grid reference. Use an OS Explorer map instead.
A great shame.
By Edgar Iredale on 25/04/2012
This is inaccurate! See the grab a grid page at http://www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/grabagridref/html/index.htm
There you can check it against the OS map and its grid lines.
I thought this used to have a search facility. How annoying that it has gone. If there are better tools I will change to them.
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