Homework 3: Describing urban zones

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There are two objectives of this task:

  1. You can demonstrate that you know how to recognise different urban zones on an OS map.
  2. You can describe what the different urban zones are like.

Your task is to try and identify the CBD, inner city, suburbs and rural-urban fringe using examples from a UK city. Present your work as labelled maps and photographs.

Example from Birmingham:


Useful resources:

Where’s The Path? Compare Ordnance Survey maps and Google Earth

Open Space map builder use if Where’s The Path isn’t working

Google Maps – activate the photos layer 

Flickr – photos (need to search for creative commons pictures)

Ordnance Survey maps Download this network link for Google Earth




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