Barcelona Field Studies Centre Ordnance Survey Compass Application
- Purpose of the site
- Adjusting the Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Browser Support
- Compass features
- Compass or GPS - pros and cons for navigation
- Compass Test
- Draw Single Leg Route
- Extending the compass direction of travel arrow
- False readings when using a compass
- Fine Tuning the Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Getting Started with Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Google Compass
- GPS or Compass - which is best for navigation?
- Grid references test
- Helpful Tips
- How to use a compass
- Import Routes
- Latitude and longitude positions: degrees, minutes and seconds
- Magnetic declination or variation
- Magnetic declination or variation adjustment
- Magnetic declination or variation calculation
- Map projections
- Map reading
- Map reading skills test
- Map symbols
- Moving and Manipulating the Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Multi legged Routes
- My Ordnance Survey Compass Map Routes
- Negative magnetic declination or variation
- New Features
- North: different types
- Open Routes
- Ordnance Survey maps projection
- Panning and Zooming with Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Positive magnetic declination or variation
- Print Map Function
- Resizing the compass direction of travel arrow
- Route information
- Save and Store Map Routes
- Single leg or multi-legged routes?
- Single Leg Route
- Stored Map Routes
- Test your compass reading skills
- Types of bearings used in navigation
- User Guide
- Watch as Compass
- What is a compass?
- What type of compass is used on the site?
- Zooming with Ordnance Survey Maps Compass
- Credits and Licence Agreement
Ordnance Survey Compass Help
Purpose of this Ordnance Survey Map Compass siteOur OS Map Compass is an Ordnance Survey Maps tool that enables users to plot and record grid references, compass bearings, distances and magnetic declination or variation for single or multiple routes. Users may choose between plotting a single-leg or multi-leg route and the OS Compass then overlays an interactive Silva compass on an Ordnance Survey Map. Users can drag the compass and position it to point in any direction. Users can then plot a route on the map using the compass. The compass tool will automatically adjust for differences between magnetic and true north for any location and also provide users with the latitude and longitude coordinates, grid references and distances of their routes. Ordnance Survey Map Compass routes can be printed or saved and stored for later retrieval.
Google Maps have been integrated within this Ordnance Survey Map tool. Google Compass overlays a compass on a Google Map that matches the Ordnance Survey Map location.
Our Ordnance Survey Maps Compass could be used to teach students about the difference between magnetic north and true north. Students can position the compass on various places on the map to see how the difference between magnetic north and true north varies depending upon where you are in the UK.
Our Ordnance Survey Maps Compass application is ideal for educationalists, orienteers, walkers and hikers wishing to practise compass reading and plan routes from the comfort of their classroom or armchair.
DisclaimerThis website is provided for educational use only on an 'as is' basis without warrant of guarantee of any kind. The act of using this website forces you to agree that you will not hold the owners of this website liable for any event that should happen as a result of you following the information provided. Use the information provided within this website at your own risk.
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