# How close does a 4 digit grid get you? ### How close does a 4 digit grid get you?

1000 meters Remember, four-digit grids get you to within 1000 meters, six-digit grids to within 100 meters and an eight-digit grid gets us to within 10 meters.

### How accurate is a 6 digit grid coordinate?

A 6 digit grid coordinate is accurate within 100 meters.

### How do you read a 4 digit grid coordinate?

An easy way to remember this is that to get the first number, you go along the corridor (horizontal, x axis, eastings) and then up the stairs (vertical, y axis, northings). For example, the number 2 in the diagram below is square 19 across and square 45 up and therefore, the four-figure grid reference is '1945'.

### How accurate is 10 digit grid?

The confusion comes in when soldiers try to use a map to get a 10-digit grid coordinate, which equates to a 1 meter precision. A 1:50,000 scale map is only accurate to 50m 90% of the time so a 6 digit (100m precision) or an 8 digit (10m precision) are more appropriate.

### How do I find my military grid coordinates?

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### How do you plot a 10 digit grid coordinate?

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### Which is more precise a grid coordinate or a number?

The more digits in a grid coordinate, the more precise the location. For example:. 2579 - A 1,000 meter grid square. 255797 - To the nearest 100 meters. To determine your address, start from the left and read

### How are the coordinates of a grid square calculated?

The lines that form grid squares are numbered along the outside edge of the map picture. No two grid squares have the same number. The precision of a point location is shown by the number of digits in the coordinates: the more digits, the more precise the location. 1996-a 1,000 meter grid square.

### Which is the first digit of the coordinates?

The number of the vertical grid line on the left (west) side of the grid square is the first and second digits of the coordinates. The number of the horizontal grid line on the bottom (south) side of the grid square is the fourth and fifth digits of the coordinates.

### How to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map?

These lines form small squares 1,000 meters on each side called grid squares. 2. The lines that form grid squares are numbered along the outside edge of the map picture. No two grid squares have the same number. 3. The precision of a point location is shown by the number of digits in the coordinates: the more digits, the more precise the location.