How to Take a 4-Figure Grid Reference with Steve Backshall & Ordnance Survey

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#GetOutside champion and naturalist Steve Backshall continues his series of map reading videos with Ordnance Survey by explaining how to work out a four-figure grid reference.

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With a 4-figure grid reference you can find an area on a map, or take note of a location. Steve shows how you can calculate a 4-figure grid reference from an OS Map, and define a part of a map of one square km.

If you want more accuracy, there are also 6-figure grid references ? see the follow up video at

Part of a set of videos with Steve Backshall with an introduction to map reading and navigation skills:
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