Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pre-Release Questions 25 to 28 - Mapskills


Question 25-28

Look at the
OS Map Extract of Gloucester.
Get your own from the OS GETAMAP site.

www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap

Image produced from Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


Some sample questions - you will get a variation on these ideas...

Q25) Briefly describe why the Romans chose this site for their town called Glevum (Hints: Water supply, food, fuel, building materials, defence)
Q26) Give the 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCE for
  • the CBD (how do we know where this is ? what buildings would you expect to see ?
  • the Longford site
  • junction 11A of the M5
  • other places of your choice...
If you can't remember how to do Grid References, check out GOGGS' GUIDE from BBC Scotland which looks at these in an animated way, and is an interesting recent find...

Q27) Why is the CBD not in the centre of Gloucester ?

Remember that we looked at the similarity with King's Lynn, which also has a CBD which is not literally "the town centre", and also remember where the dead centre of any town is: the cemetery...

Q28) Taking the cathedral as the city centre (and why might we choose this building ?), how far is it from:
  • the docks to the city centre
  • the Longford site to the city centre
  • BY ROAD from the motorway to the city centre

2 comments:

aaron said...

Q26) the CBD is in the grid 8219, looking at the map this can easily be identified as the CBD because there are many features which are associated with the CBD for example: a cathederal, museums and churches. The Longford site is in grid 8420 and junction 11A of the M5 is in grid 8817

GeoBlogs said...

Good one Aaron!
Good to see someone is using the blog for the purpose it's meant !