Use this tool to convert a UK postcode to a OS National Grid Reference. Type in a postcode or a list of postcodes and click convert. The NGR for each postcode will then be displayed. Northern Ireland postcodes will use the Irish grid reference system.
Use this tool to convert an OS National Grid Reference to a UK postcode. Type in a Grid Reference or a list of Grid References and click convert. The postcode for each Grid Reference will then be displayed.
Discover how far you can travel on land from a fixed point. Specify the start point, then input either how far you can go or your mode of transport with time available. This tool will then show you the range of locations that you can reach in that time on and isochrone map.
This tool can be used to find the distance between two named points on a map. You can decide which two points to measure and then find out the distance between them as the crow flies and distance when driving. Type in the names of the places below and click the Show button.
OpenStreetCam is an application developed by Telenav that collects, stores and distributes georeferenced street view imagery with the purpose of helping the OpenStreetMap® (OSM) community improve the quality of the map data.
You can use this tool to find the radius around a point on the map. First type in the radius required in kilometers or miles and then click on the map at the center of where you wish the circle to appear. You can then create as many radii as you wish.
The Save Route Tool can be used to plot a series of connecting markers representing a route. You can then save this route as a file to recall and edit later. This is useful because you can then come back to edit a route, or share it with others.
This trip calculator can be used to work out how long a journey will take. Simply enter your average speed and start clicking.You can then read off how long your journey is and how long it will take to complete.
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