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### Pres 3 6 figure grid ref

1. 1. Map work skillsSix-figure grid references
2. 2. Here is one square from a map. What do these OS symbols stand for?2625 77 78
3. 3. The four-figure grid reference for this square is 77252625 77 78
4. 4. In order to give something a six-figure grid reference, imaginethe larger square split into one hundred smaller squares. 26 25 77 78
5. 5. Then add numbers 1 to 10 between the main lines.26 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78
6. 6. To work out the six-figure grid reference, first go along the bottom line and calculate the first three figures. 26 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78
7. 7. The church’s first three figures are ...... 77326 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78 773
8. 8. Next, work out the last three figures by going up the side of the square.26 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78 773
9. 9. The last three figures are ...... 25326 9 8 7 6 5 4253 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78 773
10. 10. So, the six-figure grid reference for the church is ..... 77325326 9 8 7 6 5 4253 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78 773
11. 11. What is the six-figure grid reference for the bus station?26 9258 8 7 6 5 777258 4 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78 777
12. 12. What is the six-figure grid reference for the picnic area?26 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 77 78
13. 13. There are no lines in the squares on a real OS map!You have to estimate. What is the grid reference for parking? 26 P 25 77 78
14. 14. What is the grid reference for parking?26 P 77425725 77 78
15. 15. Can’t remember which lines to use first? Try to remember this phrase: ‘Go along the corridor, then up the stairs’ or the L sign!