What is an OS map symbol?

An OS map symbol is the easily understood map language that will guide you through every walk, bike ride or run that you go on. All of the features you will see when out and about are on your OS map, and the symbol will help you with your map reading and to understand what your map is telling you.

What does FB mean on OS map?

Ordnance Survey Abbreviations

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FAP Fire Alarm Pillar
FB Filter Bed
FB Foot Bridge
FBM Fundamental Bench Mark

What does V mean on OS map?

(V) Vehicle; (P) Passenger. Ferry. Narrow road with passing places. Road under construction.

Are OS maps waterproof?

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What does a black P mean on a map?

8. On an ordnance survey map, what does a single “P” in black lettering mean? Parking.

What does a blue triangle mean on a map?

The vast majority of blue areas and symbols on an OS map are water features. You’ll never mistake them for a water feature: the symbol is a blue triangle with a dot in the middle. Rivers do not flow in small triangles.

What does a triangle on a map mean?

A symbol is often drawn to look like what it represents. For example, a triangular shape is often used to denote a mountain. A desert is often shown by a group of dots that might look a little bit like sand. A forest could have little shapes that look like trees.

How many OS Explorer maps are there?

403 OS Explorer maps
Complete set of 403 OS Explorer maps.

What is the Compass Rose?

A compass rose, sometimes called a wind rose or rose of the winds, is a figure on a compass, map, nautical chart, or monument used to display the orientation of the cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west) and their intermediate points.

Why is a map key called a legend?

4 Answers. “Legend” implies that its entries are generics, as with terrain types on a map, while “key” implies that its entries are specific, as with one symbol designating the Museum of Natural History, another the Metropolitan Museum of Art, etc.