### Six-figure grid references

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Six-figure grid references
Six-figure grid references are used to locate objects or places within a grid
square and so are much more accurate than four-figure grid references. In order
to use six-figure grid references, you need to use the numbers on the grid lines
plus an estimate of where an object is located within the grid square.
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In this example, the tree
symbol is located at 344286.
Let’s see how that works in a
bit more detail….
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The first task is to give the four-figure
grid reference of the square. This is:
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Now imagine the bottom and side of
the grid square divided into tenths.
The tree is located 4 tenths of the way
along the bottom of the square.
So we add a 4 to our grid reference.
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The tree is located 5 tenths of the
way up the side of the square.
So we add a 5 to our grid reference.
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The six-figure grid
reference is 344285
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Time now for a little test. FIVE symbols are going to be highlighted and you have
TEN seconds to write down the six-figure grid reference for each symbol.
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OK all finished –
let’s check the
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1 = 343281
2 = 349285
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5 = 347287
CLICK to
see the
Remember – you
should be no more
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