The purpose of this page is to outline a way to get a NZ Topo 50 Grid Reference without having to refer to an actual map.
You will need the Internet to access Google Maps, and a windows program freely available from LINZ (the Topo map people!)
Before you can do this...
You will have downloaded it.
Click on this:
Then you will see
Run the program:
Go to Google maps. Click on the place the activity will take place or where it will start (in case you are moving around)
You’ll get a marker, like this
Then at the bottom of the page you’ll see this
Highlight the line being pointed at, and copy it
Switch to the LINZ NZ Map Reference Converter and paste the information into the bottom left field as shown below
Click the Convert button
Click on the map near your activity location
For this box
Go back to the converter
Copy the original value you got from Google Maps, and put that in the Gr/Lat long: field on the NZCF 11.