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Name and draw out the eight points on a compass.

North to the top, go clockwise to North East, east, South East, South, South West, West and North West

1

Name a county to the East

Dublin

2

Name a county to the west

Galway

3

Name a county to the North

Tyrone

4

Name a county to the South

Cork

5

How do you convert a centimetre on our to kilometres in real life?

You half the the centimetre value.
E.g. 12cm=6km

6

What is the scale of the maps that we use to real life?

1:50,000
This means that every 1cm on a map is equal to 50,000cm in real life

7

How do you write a four figure grid reference?

Write the letter
Write the Eastings (to the right)
Write the Northings (up)
(Remember: in the door and up the stairs)

8

What settlement is this? (The hash tags are the squares for the houses)

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Linear settlement
Houses are built in a line along a road

9

What settlement is this?

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Clustered/ Nucleated settlement
Houses or buildings that are grouped together on a cluster

10

What settlement is this?
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Dispersed settlement
When people are scattered along the country side and people are isolated from each other

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Land use and functions on O.S. maps/photos: RICE POTS (DH)

What do the letters stand for starting with R?

R= Religious/ Recreational/ Residential
I= Industrial
C= Commercial
E= Education/ Ecclesiastical (Religious)
P= Port
O= Office
T= Transport/ Tourism
S= Services
D= Defensive
H= Historical

12

What are contour lines?

The lines are 10m apart in real life. If they are close together, the slope is steep. If they are wide/ far away, the slope is gentle

13

What is a spot height?

A Spot Height shows the height at that particular spot/point on a map.

14

What is a triangulation pillar/column?

A Triangulation Pillar shows the height at that point

15

If an area on the map is green what type/height is the land?

Lowland

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If an area on the map is brown what type/height is the land?

Upland/mountain