OS 25K map symbols
OS 50K map symbols. Geograph contributors have suggested the examples.
We are now developing articles with examples of symbols on 25K maps. Symbols are shown on the maps, and online on pdf pages OS key to 25K map symbols and 25K extra symbols. Some symbols show features not visible on the ground.
The aim is that each symbol will be shown together with a photo showing its occurrence. Ordnance Survey have told us that although the symbols are copyright they allow them to be copied without charge or specific licence.
We also have articles listing abbreviations and descriptive words. See OS 50K map symbols for links to these.
- Archaeology and History
- General features - includes places of worship, other buildings, masts, lighthouses, slopes and pits.
- Local use only - e.g. Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust access, MOD access in Dorset, London and Glasgow underground stations, National Park Visitor Centres.
- Natural features and heights - includes contours, rocks, mud, sand, shingle
- Rights of way and access
- Roads and paths
- Tourist and leisure