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OS MAPWORK

OS MAPWORK

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WHAT MAPS SHOW US
 
Maps show us a range of features, for example:Landforms: - hills- valleys- mountainsSettlement: - isolated dwellings- farms- villages- hamlets- towns- cities- capital citiesCommunication: - roads- rail- rivers/canals- airportsLand Use: - farming- forests- orchards- theme parks- industryGeology: - rock typeOther Info: - public house!- toilets- castles- hospitals
Maps do 4 things:
 1. Locational document (HELP YOU FIND STUFF)2. Route-displaying document (HELP YOU GET FROM ‘A‛ TO ‘B‛)3. Shows what you a place/area looks like4. Store and display information
 
DIRECTIONS & COMPASS POINTS
 
When describing features on a map it is useful if the DIRECTION can be discussedThe best way to discuss the direction is to use the
POINTS OF THE COMPASS
 Most maps have a sign to show NORTH. If there is no sign shown the top edge of the map will be NORTHOne way to remember this is:
N
ever
E
at
S
hredded
W
heatTo give a direction of a place, you have to state which direction you would need to go to get theree.g.AE HC D‘D‛ is
EAST 
of ‘C‛F GB‘F‛ is
SOUTH-EAST 
of ‘E‛ ‘H‛ is
NORTH-EAST 
of ‘G‛‘A‛ is
NORTH
of ‘B‛
 
4-FIGURE GRID REFERENCES
 
Grid Lines (BLUE) can be found on all Ordnance Survey MapsBy using these lines, and giving
GRID REFERENCES
certain areas can be determinedWhen using 4-Figure Grid References you can determine a
GRID SQUARE
 Look at the diagram below:GRID SQUARE ‘A‛1. Give the number of the line on the left of the square -
02
 2. Give the number of the line at the bottom of the square
51
 3. Put the numbers together the 4-Figure Grid Reference is
0251
 GRID SQUARE ‘B‛
0250
 GRID SQUARE ‘C‛
0150
 GRID SQUARE ‘D‛
0151

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