you have been allocated a new site you will receive a few six figure
grid references to choose from.
will get a choice of between two and six survey sites within 10km
of your address. Select the site nearest to you and most accessible
will then need to go and find a map of your site to photocopy or
Ordnance Survey (OS) 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 from there.
relevant OS map series are:
'Explorer' series covering most of the country at a scale of 1:25,000.
(The remaining areas are covered by the old 'Pathfinder' series)
'Landranger' series covering the whole country at a scale of 1:50,000.
survey a 1:25,000 scale is ideal as you can see landscape features
the Multimap website
you can search on your 6 figure grid ref and it will display a map
divided into 1km grid squares with your grid ref marked by a circle
default "Map" view will display street names which can
be helpful for finding your way to the survey site
on "OS Map" to view the Ordnance Survey map which will
show landscape features in more detail
in until you can see the maximum detail but make sure you can see
a complete 1km square as this will give you a sense of scale and
help you mark out a route 1km in length
website you can search on your 6 figure grid ref and this will
be marked with an arrow on the displayed map.
fully zoomed in, the map will be displayed divided into 0.5km grid
squares with street names shown which can be useful for finding
your way to the survey site. However, very few landscape features
are shown at this scale.
out until you can see the Ordnance Survey map which is divided into
1km squares with landscape features shown in detail.
sure you can see a complete 1km grid square as this will give a
sense of scale and help you mark out a 1km route.