Tell more please...
Was passed some 1 to 10.000 scale maps from mother in law after her dad passed away,wondered if anybody knew anything about them?
seems to be a very confined area tbh so why would somebody have/use these??
Or is there more to it? were they used for work rather than pleasure purposes?
Thanks in advance
6" to the mile, (around 1:12.5K) was certainly a standard OS size, albeit one you went to a specialist for. I know this because I used one as the base map for a geological mapping project for part of my BSc., and the specialist one went to was Stanfords So it wouldn't surprise me if 1:10K was available now (over 20 years later). As well as use by undergrad geology students my understanding was the main use was planning and also the legal issues as MW mentioned.
It's one of the more popular orienteering scales, though Os don't use OS maps (they're gridless, aligned to magnetic North and have the different legends including the multiple gradations of vegetation thickness Damien mentions). The biggest scale O map I've used is 1:3K (!), 1:7.5K is fairly common.
Moonlight Shadow wrote (see)
Got an Harvey one for the Helvellyn summit at that scale ...
Harvey also do summit enlargements at 1:15,000 scale (eg Scafell and Pillar on the reverse of the BMC Lake District map).
They slao produce a detailed summit map of Ben Nevis at 1:12,500 scale
AFAIK, the OS 1:10,000 maps are the modern equivalent of the old 'six inch' series. Those were used extensively used by local authorities for things like individual planning consents, local town planning, and environmental work and were also used by various land and estate agencies.
I'm not sure whether or not you can still get 1:10,000 as printed maps because OS now sells them in electronic form as raster image multi-layer files on DVD.
Thanks so far for info,heres a bit more info
I have Sheet dated 1979,1971
NY 20 SE,Langdale fell
SD29 SE,Browside Fell
NY 30SW,Little Langdale
Also noticed they do say Survey on them,and have a key to four different boundries on them...
They arerolled maps not the kind to be folded and put into a pack.. also
At one time I did some casual work for OS. At that time they supplied me with 1:10,000 maps to update unless it was in a very remote area where 1:25,000 was the norm. Meant carryng around loads of large maps. These days I presume everything is on a computer which would make everything a lot easier.
Our work mapping system uses 1:10k mapping. There's a lot more detail, including changes in vegetation, a dotted line between, say, grassland and scrub in the same field. Also, you'll find things like individual boundary stones marked, whereas the 25k maps show some but not all. They show things like how wide a track is, too.
We used to have 1:5,000 maps, too, but I think they may have gone with a recent office move.
> seems to be a very confined area tbh so why would somebody have/use these??
OS maps have many uses. Leisure is merely one of them.
The 1:10k mapping is used for other purposes, such as land management, and is often used for the definitive mapping of rights of way.
For instance, Hampshire have their definitive mapping available as PDF chunks of 1:10k mapping.
Dorset have a GIS for their PRoW data, which can be set to display OS maps as base map, and present various overlays such as PRoWs, and PRoW problem reports. You can drill down to the 1:2k5 mapping if you wish. It's a bit slow today for some reason...
The 1:10k on Hampshire & Dorset websites has no contour information that I can see.
Also the case that you can get the 1:50K mapping by scaling the 10K down and taking stuff out. Doesn't work t'other way though...
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