There’s many maidenhead locator tools out there, however I wanted a bit of a play thing to try out some technologies. So now there’s another.
One of the main things I hope to offer is a nice simple page that you can also use on your mobile devices. To that end, in the ‘calculate locator’ tool you will see there is a button with cross hairs on it. The thinking being that if you’re out portable or mobile you could hit that button and it can tell you your grid square – and show it on a map.
Other than that, it’s all really standard fare, just with a different look and feel. Still perfectly suitable for just using in the comfort of your shack at home.
I still have more work I plan to do on it (including some UI tidy up on mobiles), so as time allows hopefully more will be done.
For now though, feel free to have a look over at:
Locator fields will accept 2, 4 or 6 character locators.
Latitude and Longitude is in decimal degrees up to four decimal places.
A few additional notes on the map viewer:
- Right clicking anywhere on your map will determine the locator (to six characters) for that position and update the ‘Calculate Locator’ tool;
- Clicking on any markers will display more information about that marker;
- Other than that, fairly standard map controls.
Feedback welcome – and appreciated. Feel free to just drop a comment below or email me.
For anyone who’s interested.
- Mapping control: Leaflet
- Map data: Mapbox
- UI foundation: Bootstrap
- Distance calculations: Latitude/longitude spherical geodesy formulae & scripts by Chris Veness
- Spinner: Spin.js
- Maidenhead calculations: my own js