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Map Symbol Flashcards

Ordnance Survey Map Symbol Flashcards are an ideal way to learn map-reading skills.

Playing games with them makes the learning process fun, both in school and for groups such as Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Guides.

There are 104 cards depicting conventional map symbols and descriptions as shown on the 1:25 000 scale ExplorerTM map series, including some newly added Open Access symbols.

1:25 000 scale Explorer English Flashcards

1:25 000 scale Explorer Welsh Flashcards

1:25 000 scale Explorer English Flashcards back to back

Ideal for all kinds of countryside activities, the highly detailed Explorer mapping contains a host of useful information, such as tourist attractions, official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes.

There are also 52 cards depicting symbols as shown on the 1:50 000 scale Landranger® map series.

1:50 000 scale Landranger English Flashcards

Landranger maps are packed full of information to help you really get to know an area. They depict, among other things, camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest and Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

A good knowledge of the various symbols is a handy step on the way to learning how the landscape is mapped. It can also support studies into the local environment and the impact of human activity on the landscape.

Clear oversize symbols make Ordnance Survey Map Symbol Flashcards ideal for use with partially sighted students.


How to use the Flashcards

1. Print out the pages in colour and glue to coloured card. If you wish, laminate the pages.

2. Cut out into individual cards.

3. Test your knowledge of map symbols by matching each symbol to the description. If you get stuck, the symbols and descriptions can be matched up using the numbers at the bottom left corner of each card.

4. If you're using the Explorer Flashcards, have a go at one of these three fun games - Flashcard Pairs, Quick as a Flash or Flash Bingo.

Flashcards games – English version

Flashcards games – Welsh version

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