# six_figure_grid_references

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Six-figure grid references Mapwork skills: c. R. Langley

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Here is one square from a map. What do these OS symbols stand for? 26 25 77 78

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The four-figure grid reference for this square is 7725 26 25 77 78 Lines meet at bottom left.

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In order to give something a six-figure grid reference, imagine the larger square split into one hundred smaller squares. 26 25 77 78

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Then add numbers 1 to 10 between the main lines. 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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To work out the six-figure grid reference, first go along the bottom line and calculate the first three figures. 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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The church’s first three figures are ...... 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 773 773

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Next, work out the last three figures by going up the side of the square. 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 773

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The last three figures are ...... 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 773 253 253

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So, the six-figure grid reference for the church is ..... 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 773 253 773253

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What is the six-figure grid reference for the bus station? 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 777 258 777258

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What is the six-figure grid reference for the picnic area? 26 25 77 78 1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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There are no lines in the squares on a real OS map! You have to estimate. What is the grid reference for parking? 26 25 77 78 P Do you agree with me? I think it’s 774257.

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Try to remember this phrase: ‘Go along the corridor, then up the stairs’. Can’t remember which lines to use first? c. R. Langley