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Location formats and grids


The application can display and search locations in almost any coordinate system.

For all of them, the associated grid (geodetic or projected) can be displayed on the map, along with grid square notations for UTM, MGRS, OSGB, Irish Grid, TPC Grid and DFCI grid systems.

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By default, the coordinates of the screen center location are displayed in an information box located at the top left of the screen. If an alternative (secondary) location format has been chosen from the application settings, both are displayed. The coordinates and grid of the alternative format are displayed in blue.


How to display or hide the screen center coordinates?


To display or hide the screen center coordinates information box:

  • Click on the main application menu ;
  • Click on Options ;
  • Check the option Screen center coordinates to display the coordinates, or un-check it to hide them.


How to display or hide the grid?


To display or hide the grid for one of the current location format:

  • Click on the main application menu ;
  • Click on Options ;
  • Check the option Display grid to display the grid of the main location format, or un-check it to hide it;
  • If you've chosen an alternative location format from the application settings, you can display its grid or hide it independently by using the option Display alt. grid . The alternative format grid is displayed in blue.

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Here is an example of the UTM Grid over Hawaii: location-format-utm.jpg

Here is an example of the MGRS Grid over Hawaii: location-format-mgrs.jpg


How to change the location formats?


To change the location coordinates display format:

  • Click on Location format to change the main location format, or on Alt. location format to change the alternative (secondary) location format;
  • If the location format you want to use is in the main formats list , just select it;
  • Otherwise click on More… to display more formats ;
  • If you still can't find a format, click on Import… to import a format using its EPSG id (the list of all ids is available at www.spatialreference.org).

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