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    App to calculate grid references

    Hi all,

    I am after an android app that calculates a grid reference of a point given a distance and bearing. Having spent a lot of time in past hunts searching for an animal shot from an adjacent ridge, I was wondering if an app existed that allowed me in to input a distance (measured from my range finder) and a compass bearing in order to give me a grid reference I can use to guide me on to a shot animal.

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    Cant you just use a regular map and plot the bearing on that?
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    Most Garmin GPS will do that. Project waypoint IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Most Garmin GPS will do that. Project waypoint IIRC.
    Yep, you've got it. Just gotta make sure the internal compass is calibrated first.

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    You have a rangefinder, a map and a compass, all you need right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    You have a rangefinder, a map and a compass, all you need right there.

    Agree, and have done that. But would like to experiment with app also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    Agree, and have done that. But would like to experiment with app also.
    When you generate a grid reference it will need to be projected onto something, be it a GPS or a regular map. I think you're over complicating this.
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    Gps follow me forward, set point and go straight there or as others have said old school paper and compass. Works when the batteries are flat!

 

 

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