Ch 3: Ordnance Survey Mapwork Skills

About This Chapter

Fun lessons, short quizzes and a chapter exam are among the many resources students can use to maximize their ordnance survey mapwork skills. This chapter helps students fully understand these skills and gets them ready to take an upcoming test.

Ordnance Survey Mapwork Skills - Chapter Summary

Students can review this chapter's lessons to improve their understanding of skills used in ordnance survey mapwork. Top instructors offer an engaging examination of topographic maps, keys and legends, geographic coordinates and much more. After finishing the lessons, students should be ready to do the following:

  • Describe spatial and area analysis and other contemporary approaches in geography
  • List and describe different types of maps
  • Define a map and discuss how keys/legends are used
  • Explain the use of a compass rose on a map
  • Discuss 4-figure and 6-figure grid references
  • Read the contours, routes and settlements on a map
  • Share the definitions of countries and continents and explain how the world is divided regionally

This chapter allows students to choose the lessons they need to review based on their desired understanding of ordnance survey mapwork skills. Lessons are accessible anytime and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Quizzes offer students the opportunity to gauge their comprehension of the concepts they study. All progress through this chapter can easily be tracked using the Dashboard.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Ordnance Survey Mapwork Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

1. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

2. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.

What is a Topographic Map? - Definition & Features

3. What is a Topographic Map? - Definition & Features

A topographic map shows how the ground is shaped and provides a way to calculate the height of the features on the map. This lesson explains what a topographic map is and how to determine the heights of features on the map.

Maps: Location, Scale & Orientation

4. Maps: Location, Scale & Orientation

Maps are something we assume will look a certain way, but that's not always true. In this lesson we will explore the real definition of maps and see how various people have used them.

What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

5. What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

Learn about maps and map keys/legends. Understand why map keys are essential to understanding maps, and see some examples of the importance of map keys.

Compass Rose Lesson for Kids

6. Compass Rose Lesson for Kids

A compass is a handheld tool that helps you figure out in what direction you are going. A compass rose is a feature on a map that also tells people what direction to go to find certain places on the map. Learn all about them in this lesson.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

7. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Grid References: 4-Figure & 6-Figure

8. Grid References: 4-Figure & 6-Figure

Finding a location on a map can be challenging if you don't know where it is. This lesson will explain how a grid system consisting of 4-figure and 6-figure references helps to find any location on a map.

How to Read a Map: Contours, Routes & Settlements

9. How to Read a Map: Contours, Routes & Settlements

We all live in some type of settlement. What made the founders of the settlement pick this area? In this lesson, we will explore maps and analyze why certain areas were chosen as ideal settlement locations.

How the World is Divided Regionally

10. How the World is Divided Regionally

Humans love to classify things. After watching this video, you will be able to explain what continents and countries are and how today's continents formed. A short quiz will follow.

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