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Martin Wynne
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Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
What a fascinating document:

 https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/support/guide-coordinate-systems-great-britain.pdf

And why am I reading it you ask? Well I'm entertaining the notion that Templot might add GPX files to its existing range of file exports.

At present it is possible to use OS maps as a background guide to track planning.

If we had a GPX export we could work the opposite way by adding Templot track plans to the original maps. There are many mobile apps and programs which will import GPX routes and draw them over a map such as Google Maps.

This means that having created our fictional branch line to wherever, we could physically visit the site, and using a handheld GPS device, chalk out in the car park where the bay platform will be. If we do this on Christmas Day, we are likely to have the streets and car parks to ourselves, and be able to climb over a fence and hammer sticks into a lawn to mark the position of the cattle dock.

Nowadays many folks have mobile devices with GPS and mapping functions, so this full-size layout planning in the fresh air becomes entirely feasible. You can spend too much time sitting at a computer.

:)

Martin.

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Hello Martin

I don't think it would be just fictitious lines that could use this, but those trying to work out which part of the supermarket car park used to be the turntable.

Like many, I have put Templot output over a Google map and gone to site to look for real World clues; of course, with your recent addition of automated map import, this function is already well served.

As ever, I'm sure this would be useful for all sorts of things- but you have already spoiled us with other incredibly useful updates.
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