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What is the OS map symbol for post office?

What is the OS map symbol for post office?

Not all of the symbols will make it onto all of the maps, the symbols shown vary by the scale of each map. For example, did you know that a Post Office is marked as ‘PO’ on our OS Explorer maps, but as ‘P’ on our OS Landrangers, and not shown at all on OS Tour maps?

What are the icons on Google maps?

On a Google map, public rail transportation routes are marked with blue symbols. A blue M, for example, indicates an elevated or underground rail, a train signifies surface commuter service. An airplane in a blue circle indicates an airport.

What is the map symbol for a park?

blue P symbol
This blue P symbol stands for car park or parking. All Ordnance Survey maps use the same set of symbols. The map key explains what the symbols stand for. Sometimes letters are used – for example, FB stands for footbridge.

What does a triangle with a dot in the middle mean on a map?

You’ll never mistake them for a water feature: the symbol is a blue triangle with a dot in the middle. Rivers do not flow in small triangles. The Lake District Challenge.

What does ISS mean on map?


Abbreviation Expansion Note
Iss Issue water issue, shown on 10K map
Isoln Hospl Isolation Hospital
Junc Junction
L Lake

What is the map symbol for a footpath?

Footpath. The green dashed line (on OS Explorer maps) or pink dashed line (on OS Landranger maps) are footpaths with a public right of way. They are legally protected routes that the public may use by foot.

What is a triangle on a map?

A symbol is often drawn to look like what it represents. For example, a triangular shape is often used to denote a mountain. A desert is often shown by a group of dots that might look a little bit like sand. A forest could have little shapes that look like trees.

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