Learn 'how to' understand grid references

Ordnance Survey, 08 February 2012
Understanding Grid References

To the public, Ordnance Survey is best known for its paper maps. In fact, there are around 650 different recreational and leisure maps alone, together covering every corner of Britain.

You’ll notice on your map that there are series of blue lines running both horizontally and vertically forming squares across the map. These grid squares are used to accurately pinpoint where you are on the map so you can either arrange to meet a friend or let the emergency services know where you are should you need them. In this film Simon shows you how to take four figure grid references and six figure grid references. He also looks at the national grid that helps pin point exactly where in Great Britain you are.

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