Map Skills

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  • Created on: 12-05-18 13:49
How do you use a Scale?
Lay the straight edge of a piece of paper between the points to be measured. Mark the position of the two places on the paper. Place the piece of paper on the scale line of the map. Read off the distance.
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6 figure grid references.
The numbers along the bottom come first. The numbers on the left come second. There must always be 6 figures.
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How is the height shown on a map?
These give the exact height of a point on the map. They are shown as a black dot and each one has a number next to it.
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How is the height shown on a map cont..
The number gives the height in meters. A triangulation pillar is also used to show height. These are drawn as a dot inside a blue inside a blue triangle on the map.
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What are grid references?
A grid of squares may be drawn on the map. If the lines making up the grid are numbered the exact position of a square can be given.
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Card 2

Front

The numbers along the bottom come first. The numbers on the left come second. There must always be 6 figures.

Back

6 figure grid references.

Card 3

Front

These give the exact height of a point on the map. They are shown as a black dot and each one has a number next to it.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

The number gives the height in meters. A triangulation pillar is also used to show height. These are drawn as a dot inside a blue inside a blue triangle on the map.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A grid of squares may be drawn on the map. If the lines making up the grid are numbered the exact position of a square can be given.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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