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New Sites

If you have been allocated a new site you will receive a few four figure grid references to choose from.

You will get a choice of between two and six survey sites within 10km of your address. Select the site nearest to you or that is most accessible to you.

You will then need to go and find a map of your site to photocopy, or scan in the relevant 1km square in order to draw your route.

New Site Maps

The Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland range of maps can be purchased from bookshops or direct from the web. Alternatively, you can usually make copies from the maps held in your local library. If you have a local Biological Records Centre they may hold local maps and allow you to make a copy there.

The relevant OS map series are:

• The ‘Discoverer ’ series covering most of the country at a scale of 1:50,000.

• The ‘Street Map & Gazetteer ’ series covering the whole country at a scale of 1:10000. For this purpose a 1:10,000 scale is ideal as you can see landscape features in detail.

1:50,000 is acceptable but will be more difficult to use in the field.

If you have difficulty locating maps then contact us at nbmp@bats.org.uk as we may be able to provide you with photocopies of the 1km squares you have been allocated.



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