The search bar at the top of the map window allows you to do:
Online search of OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap and OpenPisteMap by place name and address using Nomimatum provided by OpenStreetMap allowing you to add waypoints for offline use (if using OSM based maps offline then please refer to Caching tiles)
Search and display by: Latitude/Longitude coordinates (in decimal format), UTM, US Grid Reference, OSGB Grid Reference, Lambert93 (France)
OS Gazetteer search on purchased OS maps
To initiate search:
Tap on the search field at the top of the map window and the keyboard will appear.
To search by place name/address:
Enter the name of the place you are searching for.
The map will be populated by waypoints which contain the text you have typed (touch the waypoint to see the text).
The waypoints list will be populated with the waypoints and you can choose to either keep or delete them.
To search by Latitude/Longitude coordinates:
Although Atlas can show you coordinates in deg:mins:secs it does not support entry of coordinates in this format. It does, however, support searches in decimal format, and there are a number of websites upon which you can convert from deg:mins:secs to decimal format. e.g. www.fcc.gov and www.nearby.org.co.uk
If you are familiar with spreadsheets you can set up your own formulae by applying the following mathematical principles.
Let’s take an example:
Grid ref 51°38’44” 3°39’15” converts to 51.6455 -3.6542
Taking the longitude part of this grid reference, the mins:secs can be broken down thus:
Multiply 38 mins by 60 to get seconds: 38’ = 2280”
Therefore: 38’44” = 2280” + 44” = 2324”
So what amount is 2324” relative to 1°?...
1° = 3600”
So, 2324” / 3600” = 0.6455°
Add this to the 51° to get 51.6455
If you would like a copy of an outline spreadsheet containing OSGB coordinate conversion formulae, send an email to email@example.com
Searching by OSGB Grid reference
OSGB Grid references are often given in a variety of formats, the one most quoted tends to be in the format AA NNN NNN e.g. SP 231 165. Searching by OSGB grid reference can be done in a number of ways and the following formats all work in Atlas:
SS 85640 95374
SP 856 953
Searching by USGS Grid reference
USGS Grid references can be entered in the following format:
NNA AA NNNNN NNNNN
For example, Grid reference: 11S KB 71843 81506 will put a waypoint just north of Yosemite Village on the Yosemite Demo map included with RouteBuddy.
Saving waypoints you have searched for:
Tap on the waypoint and go into the waypoint editor window.
Touch the Edit button and touch the Save button on the top r.h.s. of the Edit Waypoint window. You can also edit waypoint details at this point.