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Lyle Brotherton

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Re: Grid refs and Emergency Services
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 08:51:02 AM »
The simple answer Cal is that I do not know, but I will find out and post here.
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Re: Grid refs and Emergency Services
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2012, 09:09:01 AM »
Thanks Lyle :)

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Re: Grid refs and Emergency Services
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 04:06:12 PM »
Hello, it's a chap called Russ Hore who invented it (or was one of the key team members).  I have emailed him a thanks for two recent successes using Sarloc on Mountain Rescue call outs we did at Glossop, so added the question in the email I was sending anyway, hope that helps? 

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Re: Grid refs and Emergency Services
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 08:48:34 PM »
It's important to note that there isn't one 'Ambulance Service' (just as there isn't one 'Police Force').  There are many regional Ambulance Services, and they each have their own equipment and operating procedures.  Some can accept OSGB GRs, some cannot.

Personally, I think it's a disgrace that the emergency services cannot universally accept the national mapping coordinate system (so much so that I'd sack anyone who specified an emergency response GIS that could not accept OSGB GRs), and they certainly shouldn't be charged to use OS mapping data.  For all the nonsense about being an 'autonomous agency', a very large proportion of their money still comes from the taxpayer.
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