Have you got what it takes to complete the OS Map Reading Qualification? Test your knowledge on map symbols, scale and how to read contours in this quiz.
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What is this symbol?
What does this image show?
What type of vegetation does this image show?
What does it mean when you see Gothic script on maps?
On orange OS Explorer maps (1:25000 scale) – how many centimetres on a map count as one kilometre on the ground in real life?
On pink OS Landranger maps (1:50000 scale) – how many centimetres on a map count as one kilometre on the ground in real life?
If you are lost, how do you calculate the first four numbers of the grid reference you want to arrive at on a paper map?
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