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Mar
2012
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How well do you know your map symbols?

It’s time for one of our famous quizzes…this week, following recent media coverage of people not knowing how to read their maps,  we’re testing your knowledge of map symbols. How well do you think you know the symbols that appear on our OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps? They are there to help you get the most out of your outdoor experience – whether it’s guiding you to the nearby campsite or helping you to the nearest public house if you need some refreshments on your outdoor adventure!

Test yourself on you map symbol knowledge, post your answers on the blog and we’ll let you know how you’ve scored. And if you really enjoyed yourself, try out our past two map symbol quizzes too:

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2011/08/do-you-know-your-map-symbols/ and http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2011/12/the-return-of-the-map-symbols-quiz/

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19 Responses

  1. Chris Wilkinson

    Now I feel thick!
    I recognise all but one of these, but when I tried to say what I thought they were I realised I couldn’t actually put it into words.

  2. Trevor Arbery

    1.windmill 2. view point 3 heritage centre 4 palace 5 place of interest 6 Quey 7 golf course 8 Hospital 9Orchard 10 ETL electricity transmission Line

  3. Russell

    1: windmill
    2: viewpoint
    3: woolmill???
    4: cove eg lulworth
    5: attractions
    6: Quay
    7: golf corse
    8: hellipad
    9: forest/woods
    10: powerlines

  4. claire winfield

    Straight off the top of my head –
    1 – Windmill
    2 – Viewpoint
    4 – no idea what this is but there’s one in Kew Gardens
    7 Golf Course
    8 Helipad?
    9 Deciduous woodland
    10 – Pylons

  5. Cheryl

    1) Windmill
    2) Viewpoint
    3) Craft Centre
    4) World Heritage
    5) Tourist/ place of interest
    6) Mooring
    7) Golf Course
    8) Hospital
    9) umm forest – always get this one wrong
    10) Pylon ??

  6. Owen

    1.Windmill
    2.Viewpoint
    3.Industrial premises with tourist facilities
    4.World Heritage Site
    5.Other place of interest
    6.Canal dock
    7.Golf Course
    8.Heliport
    9. Forested area
    10.Pylons

    1. 1: windmill
      2: viewpoint (225 degrees)
      3: craft centre
      4: World Heritage Site
      5: Other place of Interest
      6: Mooring
      7: golf corse
      8: heliport
      9: orchard
      10: electricitry transmission linesinterest

  7. 1) Windmill
    2) Viewpoint
    3) Craft Centre
    4) World Heritage
    5) Other Tourist Feature
    6) Mooring
    7) Golf Course
    8) Heliport
    9) Orchard
    10) Power Lines!

  8. 1) Windmill
    2) 280o View point
    3) Craft centre
    4) Tree top walk way
    5) Other tourist feature
    6) quay or moorings
    7) Golf course
    8) Helipad
    9) deciduous woodland
    10) Pylons

  9. Jean A

    1. Windmill
    2. Viewpoint (225degrees)
    3. Craft Centre
    4. World Heritage Site
    5. Other Tourist Feature
    6. Mooring (free)
    7. Golf Course
    8. Heliport
    9. Orchard
    10. Elecricity transmission lines (pylons)

    Useful thing your website 🙂

  10. Frank

    1 Windmill with or without sails
    2 Viewpoint
    3 Craft centre
    4 World Heritage Site
    5 Other touristic feature
    6 Mooring post
    7 Golf course or links
    8 Heliport
    9 Orchard
    10 Pylons

  11. 1. Windmill
    2. Viewpoint
    3. Industrial heritage site
    4. World Heritage Site
    5. Other place of interest
    6. Mooring
    7. Golf course
    8. Heliport
    9. Orchard
    10. Pylons

  12. Joey Barton

    1. Windmill
    2. Viewing point
    3. Craft centre
    4. World Heritage Centre
    5. Other tourist feature
    6. Boat mooring
    7. Golf cse
    8. Heliport
    9. Deciduous wood
    10. Electricity transmission line

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