New OS Map Symbols Confirmed

New OS SymbolsBack in the early summer, BBC’s ‘One Show’ ran a competition to select some new symbols for Ordnance Survey maps. Six new symbols have since been selected to be included in the forthcoming reprint of the ‘Tour Map’ series  – so can now be added to all of those symbols exercises in our classrooms.

IMG_3289-1024x768The Tour Maps are all being revised to include new covers, and won’t be hitting the shops until next February. Not all of the symbols will make it onto all of the maps,  the symbols shown vary by the scale of each map. In the case of the OS Tour Maps, four of the new symbols are being incorporated – for solar farms, art galleries, kite surfing and public toilets.

Apparently, the Devon map has the most solar farms with 26 shown, while the South Wales map has the most new toilet map symbols at 194 on the main map. Possibly unsurprisingly, Cornwall tops the maps when it comes to official kite surfing centres, with 4 on display.


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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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