O. S. Maps 1
Which symbol on an O.S. map denotes a battle site?

O. S. Maps 1

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Knowing how to read Ordnance Survey maps meaning knowing your compass points. An important topic in the field of Geography is maps. Ordnance Survey (O.S.) is the national mapping agency of the UK and one of the world's largest producers of maps. How much do you know about their maps?

Test yourself with this quiz.

1.
Which of these map scales gives the most detail?
1 to 5,000
1 to 10,000
1 to 25,000
1 to 50,000
1cm on the map represents 5,000cms on the ground
2.
On a scale of 4cms to 1km, how far is 25cms?
5.25kms
5.75kms
6.25kms
6.5kms
3.
If a compass was a clock, which direction lies at 11 O'clock?
East South East
North East
North North West
West South West
4.
A spot height is shown by what color dot?
Black
Green
Orange
Red
5.
What color are expressways on O.S. maps?
Black
Blue
Pink
Red
6.
What do the letters PC stand for ?
Play center
Private campground
Public carpark
Public convenience
Useful to remember when you need the loo!
7.
How large an area does a 6 figure grid reference represent?
1 meter x 1 meter square
10 meters x 10 meters square
100 meters x 100 meters square
1,000 meters x 1,000 meters square
8.
What is a useful saying when reading O.S. maps?
Along the corridor then up the stairs
Keep calm and carry on
Round the bend and up the wall
Take the lift then turn right
9.
Which lines join places lying at the same height?
Contour lines
Isobars
Lay lines
Relief lines
They are thin brown lines
10.
Which map symbol shows the site of a battle?
Cannon
Crossed spears
Crossed swords
Shield
It will often have the date of the battle next to it
Author:  Jan Crompton

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