O. S. Maps 3
What does FB stand for on an O.S. map?

O. S. Maps 3

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If you want to find your bearings, an Ordnance Survey map could come in handy. In 1995, Ordnance Survey digitized the last of about 230,000 maps, making the United Kingdom the first country in the world to complete a program of large-scale electronic mapping.

Don't get lost in our third Geography quiz about O.S. Maps!

1.
The 0° line of longitude is the Greenwich…what?
Marillion
Median
Medium
Meridian
So called because it passes through Greenwich in London
2.
O.S. map grid squares are always equal to what?
Four kilometers
Half a kilometer
One kilometer
Two kilometers
3.
If a compass was a clock, what direction is at 5 O'clock?
East North East
North East
South South East
South South West
4.
A small flag on an O.S. map indicates what?
A burial ground
A castle
A golf course
Army barracks
5.
How is 'cemetery' usually abbreviated on O.S. maps?
Cemy
Cmy
Cty
Cy
6.
What does FB mean on an O.S. map?
Farm Boundary
Fire Brigade
Fishing Banned
Footbridge
It may be over a road or railroad
7.
Which statement is true about contour lines?
They are sometimes blue
They are straight
They do not have the height written on them
They never cross
8.
A map showing height and shape of land is called a what?
Altitude map
Hill map
Landscape map
Relief map
9.
What are vertical grid lines on a map called?
Eastings
Northings
Southings
Westings
Their grid numbers get bigger in an easterly direction
10.
On O.S. maps what color are highways?
Black
Green
Red
Yellow
Author:  Jan Crompton

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