# How do you work out a 6 figure grid reference?

## How do you work out a 6 figure grid reference?

Six-figure grid reference

- First, find the four-figure grid reference but leave a space after the first two digits.
- Estimate or measure how many tenths across the grid square your symbol lies.
- Next, estimate how many tenths up the grid square your symbol lies.
- You now have a six figure grid reference.

**What is 6 figure grid reference on a map?**

The grid squares on your Ordnance Survey map are all one kilometre across, which makes it easier to divide them into ten in your head. By adding an extra number (between 1 and 10) to the easting and the northing, you’ll come up with a six-figure reference that pinpoints a place to within 100 metres on the map.

### How accurate is a 6 fig grid reference?

On a 6-figure grid reference the last digit refers to a tenth of the distance between the 1km grid reference lines, so the reference is only accurate to within 100 metres.

**How do you find the latitude and longitude of a grid reference?**

To search for a place, enter the latitude and longitude GPS coordinates on Google Maps….Enter coordinates to find a place

- Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403.
- Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24’12.2″N 2°10’26.5″E.
- Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418.

#### How do you find the coordinates of a grid?

Get the coordinates of a place

- On your computer, open Google Maps.
- Right-click the place or area on the map. This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top.
- To copy the coordinates automatically, left click on the latitude and longitude.

**What is the importance of six-figure grid reference?**

In six-figure grid square method after getting the four figures again, easting and northings are divided into ten equal parts and both easting and northing subdivision numbers are taken out. With the help of this six-digit number we not only can identify the exact location but also the exact point on the map.

## What is the rule for grid references?

In a grid reference, we give the eastings first and then the northings. That means that when you find your point on the map, you must go along to the east first and then move up second. Some people remember the order by saying ‘along the corridor and up the stairs’!

**How do you read a grid reference ks2?**

A grid reference tells you where something is on a map. There are two parts to a grid reference: The 1st letter or number tells you how far across the map something is. The 2nd letter or number tells you how far up the map something is.

### What is a 6-figure grid reference in geography?

Six figure grid references are more precise that a four figure grid reference. They are used to locate smaller locations. A six figure grid references splits a grid square up into ten sections along the bottom and the side.

**What is a grid reference example?**

Grid References Example A grid reference is a combination of two numbers that identify a position on a map. One number counts across from left to right (west to east) – this is the easting. The second number counts up from bottom to top (south to north) this is the northing.

#### What is a grid reference ks2?

A grid reference allows someone to mark a place on a map by referring to vertical and horizontal lines called ‘eastings’ and ‘northings’. The further East the ‘eastings’ are, the higher the number – the same applies for ‘northings’.

**What is a 6 figure grid reference in geography?**

## What are grid references ks2?

**How do you read a grid reference on a ks2 map?**

There are two parts to a grid reference:

- The 1st letter or number tells you how far across the map something is.
- The 2nd letter or number tells you how far up the map something is.