When you visit a classroom in the United States and see a map of the contiguous states on the wall, it's usually in NAD83 Albers Equal Area with the central meridian right at 96 West.

Is there an equivalent for the UK? Or to phrase it another way, what's the most common projection when viewing a map of the UK?


British National Grid which has an EPSG code of 27700

There is some good info on our website - http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/maps-and-geographic-resources/the-national-grid.html

  • Straight from the horse's mouth, awesome!
    – Mintx
    Jun 17 '14 at 16:46

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