What are OS maps?

In this lesson we will begin to look at OS maps and map symbols. This is the start of a series of lessons aimed at developing the skills of using OS maps.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 5

Q1.What are map projections?

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Q2.Which of these maps is the Peters projection?

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Q3.The Mercator map is excellent for navigation. But what does it not present accurately which the Peters projection does?

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Q4.Which one of the following statements is true of the Peters projection?

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Q5.What is an issue the Mercator and Peters projection both share?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What are map projections?

1/5

Q2.Which of these maps is the Peters projection?

2/5

Q3.The Mercator map is excellent for navigation. But what does it not present accurately which the Peters projection does?

3/5

Q4.Which one of the following statements is true of the Peters projection?

4/5

Q5.What is an issue the Mercator and Peters projection both share?

5/5

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What are OS maps? - Review Quiz

The questions here will check your understanding of the learning from today's lesson.

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Q1.What does OS stand for?

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Q2.What does a key/legend show you on a map?

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Q3.What is the purpose of map symbols?

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Q4.Which of these is the symbol for a church with a tower?

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Q5.What is this map symbol?

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Quiz:

What are OS maps? - Review Quiz

The questions here will check your understanding of the learning from today's lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does OS stand for?

1/5

Q2.What does a key/legend show you on a map?

2/5

Q3.What is the purpose of map symbols?

3/5

Q4.Which of these is the symbol for a church with a tower?

4/5

Q5.What is this map symbol?

5/5

Lesson summary: What are OS maps?

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