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In a Libre Office Calc sheet I am trying to gret this to work:-


Column B contains GRid References in the Format AANNNNNNNN e.g TQ43108150

At the moment clicking on the formular does nothing. Am I using thre correct formular and is B1 in the correct format for OPenStreetMap/

I have opened Openstreetmap an dtried entering the grid reference in the search box but this retrurns "No results Founs" so is my searching not correct either?

Any help appreciated

asked 17 Dec '22, 17:51

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OSM URLs are in this format https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/51.85916/1.11641 Where 19 is the zoom level and the next two numbers are longitude and latitude. You can convert what I'm guessing is an OS Grid reference to lat long using a website such as https://webapps.bgs.ac.uk/data/webservices/convertForm.cfm Or https://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-os-gridref.html

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answered 17 Dec '22, 18:19

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Thank you for your answer.

I have found:-

https://gridreferencefinder.com/batchConvert/batchConvert.php that batch convert GRid Ref to Lat and Long.

I then pasted the results into columns L and M on my sheet.

I changed the formular to:-


THed resulting value is:- https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/51.824291/0.84851047

However when double click on the cell M4 illuminates ib Red and Cell M4 is selected in Red, instaed of open OPenstreetmap.

Any advice please?

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answered 17 Dec '22, 19:03

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Ctrl-click to activate the hyperlink, although it seems a bit fussy.

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