## How do you find a 4 figure grid reference?

Things to remember: Move north until you get to the bottom-left corner of the square you want. Look at the number of this grid line and add it to the two-digit number you already have. This is your four-figure grid reference.

## What is a 4 point grid reference?

A 4-figure grid reference contains 4 numbers. The first two numbers are called the easting, which is the number you would look for at the bottom of the map. The second two numbers are called the northing and represent the numbers you would look for on the side of the map.

**Can I find a grid reference on Google Maps?**

To access Google Maps, click on the image below: Click “Grid Reference Tools” and choose “Get Grid Reference from Map”. By clicking on the desired location, the 6-figure Grid reference will be shown.

**How accurate is a 10 figure grid reference?**

Geograph will accept grid references with as little precision as the grid square itself, i.e. 4 figures, or up to 10 figures, which would theoretically locate a feature on the ground with a precision of a 1 metre by 1 metre square.

### How do I get Eastings and Northings?

To find the number of a square first use the eastings to go along the corridor until you come to the bottom left-hand corner of the square you want. Write this two-figure number down. Then use the northing to go up the stairs until you find the same corner.

### What does a grid reference look like?

A series of faint blue lines on every map makes up a numbered grid that is used to create the National Grid reference. This is a simple way of finding points and places on a map, to give to others as a meeting location or to quote if you get into trouble and need to specify exactly where you are.

**Why are Eastings called Eastings?**

Each easting line is given a number and the number increases from the left hand side of the map to the right hand side of the map. The lines are called eastings as the numbers increase as one moves to the east of the map.

**How accurate is a six figure grid reference?**

Six figure grid references are commonly used for topographic maps with a scale of 1:50,000. 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.

#### Do Eastings or Northings come first?

When giving a four-figure grid reference, you should always give the eastings number first and the northings number second, very much like when giving the reading of a graph in school, where you give the x coordinate first followed by the y.

#### Is there a group activity for 4 figure grid references?

I hope that you enjoy using and teaching these lessons as much as I do! A whole lesson on 4 figure grid references. The group activity is based around the OS maps that my school receives of our local area so you can change these questions if you would like to do it for your local area.

**Where can I find 4 and 6 grid reference worksheets?**

Worksheets for practising 4 and 6 grid references. This is a free resource for all. I know how tedious and difficult it can be to find resources for teaching so I hope that wherever you are, you’ll find them as useful as I did when I first started.

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## How many rows are in a four figure grid?

Starter 67 A B C N 66 Z A B M 65 Y Z A L 64 X Y Z K 63 W X Y J