# Geography ( Map skills )

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• Created on: 27-05-16 17:24
What does GIS stand for?
Gridline Information system
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Where is north on an OS map?
Where is north on an OS map?
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One of the reasons that maps use scale is...
To show things smaller than they are in real life
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What scale are Ordnance Survey Landranger® maps drawn to?
1 : 50 000
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You want to plan a 5-km walk. Using your Landranger® map, where 2 cm are equal to 1 km, how far will this be on the map?
10cm
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The scale of your map is 1: 50 000. There is a distance of 30 km between two towns. How far will this be in cm on your map?
60cm
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What is a grid? Look closely at your Ordnance Survey map and you will see that it is divided into a series of squares. Together, these squares are known as a grid and they help you to locate the features within them. Every square on your Ordnance Su
Eastings and northings Look at the edges of your Ordnance Survey map and you'll see that the grid lines are numbered. Across the top and bottom edges the numbers increase west to east – these are called eastings. Along the left and right-hand sides
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Four-figure grid references Where an easting and a northing line meet in the left hand corner of a square, you can put these two numbers together to form a four-figure grid reference. It's important to remember that the easting comes before the nort
Six-figure grid references Sometimes we need to be more accurate with the grid references we give. The grid squares on your Ordnance Survey map are all one kilometre across, which makes it easier to divide them into ten in your head. By adding an ex
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Six-figure grid references are useful, but on their own they are not enough to pinpoint a particular location in the country. Ordnance Survey use many maps to cover the country and the same six-figure reference could be used to find many different pl
If you look on an Ordnance Survey Landranger map you'll see the National Grid reference letters are shown in the legend and also in each corner of the map. The grid squares have been divided again and are now just 1 kilometre apart. Using the same
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Where is north on an OS map?

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Where is north on an OS map?

### Card 3

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To show things smaller than they are in real life

1 : 50 000

10cm