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Macs Maps: How to pinpoint your location on a map

29 Jul , 2015  

Now we’ve learned the basic techniques (map symbols, grid references, and orienting your map), it’s time to move on to the more advanced techniques. This week, we’ll be learning how to pinpoint your location on a map. There are a few different ways to do this. Using transit lines Where there is a point on the map […]

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Macs Maps: Orienting your map

23 Jul , 2015  

Now that you’re an expert on map features and grid references, it’s time to learn about orienting your map. This means getting your map lined up with reality so you can see which way you want to go. There are two main ways to do this: using a compass, and using land features. We’ll start […]

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Macs Maps: How to use grid references

15 Jul , 2015  

Having learnt about the symbols you can find on an Ordnance Survey map, the next step to becoming a map reading guru is understanding grid lines and references. While grid lines exist on most maps, we’ll stick to using an OS map as an example, as they are the most commonly used in the UK. […]

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Macs Maps: An Introduction to Ordnance Survey maps

7 Jul , 2015  

If you find yourself a bit overwhelmed when you first open a map, struggling to decipher all the squiggles and tiny symbols, fear not, Macs is here to help. Read on to (re)discover the basics of map reading, so you can explore the great outdoors with confidence. The most frequently used maps in the UK […]