As geographers, one of the key skills that you need to learn is how to read an Ordnance Survey map. These skills will be tested throughout the key stages and are a common feature in examinations.
Some of the key map-
- Using Map Symbols
- Giving Grid References (4 and 6 figure grid-
- Understanding contour lines and how relief is shown on a map
- Measuring distance on a map
It is important to keep practicing these key skills and the best way is to use an actual OS map. However there are some useful online resources to help you recap and also learn these skills.
Map Skills Quizzes
Try the following links to practice your map skills…
KS3 BBC Bitesize – OS Map Skills – you can revise your OS map skills here and get some test questions
GCSE BBC Bitesize –
Map Reading Skills Quiz –
There are some useful videos below to help you recap and learn many of the key Ordnance Survey map skills that you need to become confident in.