RE: latitude and longitude

To: "'Victoria Quinton'" <>
Subject: RE: latitude and longitude
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 16:21:12 +1000
> I am not currently rich enough to purchase a personal GPS system of any
> sort.
> Is there somewhere online to locate the latitude and longtitude of an area
> for the Atlas Project?
> If so, it would be a useful link to add to the site, to encourage people
> to
> participate.
Hi Victoria

This AUSLIG site is quite handy for coarse lat/long readings:

but it's not accurate enough for atlassing.  In the absence of a GPS, you
can't go past topographical maps.  I always use both anyhow, as a GPS on its
own is a lot less useful than one used with reference to a decent map.  The
national 1:100,000 sheets are OK for most purposes - the major lat/long
marks are there, and you can get down to 10" accuracy with a ruler and a few
short division sums.  The 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 state maps are even better
for this purpose - where available.

Cheers, Lawrie

Lawrie Conole
Melbourne, Australia

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