# Mapwork Worksheet - Worcester

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Name:
Mapwork: Worcester
Worksheet
Time: 1 Hour
Answer in the spaces provided on the question paper. (Show all workings.)
Section A: Topographic Map
Refer to the topographic map and then answer the questions that follow.
1. Explain the map code of this map:
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2. Measure the straight line distance from spot height 496 (I6) to
spot height 458 (I9).
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3. Measure the distance along the R43 arterial route from the T-junction in Block D8 to
where it exits Block E11 (near non-perennial river).
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4. Calculate the area represented by Block G12.
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5. a) Calculate the gradient between spot height 451 (H1) and spot height 235 (G4).
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b) The gradient in Block E9 is 1:200. Which has the steeper gradient,
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6. Give the grid references for the following points:
a) Trig. beacon 150 (G10)
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b) Horse Riding Club (D8)
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7. If you were standing on the banks of the Brandvlei dam at the end of the hiking trail in
Block E6, would you be able to see someone standing at spot height 203 (D3)?
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8. Name the following features/landforms on the topographic map:
J: ____________________________________
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L: ____________________________________
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P: ____________________________________
(2)
Q: ____________________________________
(2)
Section A [37]
Section B: Orthophoto Map
Refer to the orthophoto map and then answer the questions that follow.
1. Measure the straight line distance from the railway line from spot height 259 (North East corner of
map) to where it ends on the right edge of the map.
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2. Which map has the larger scale? (topographic or orthophoto)
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3. Justify your answer in Question 2 (above) by providing evidence from the maps.
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4. Give the block reference for each corner of the orthophoto as represented on the topographic map:
NW: _______ NE: _______
SW: ________
SE: ________
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5. Identify the land use in the following marked areas on the orthophoto map:
T: ________________________________________________________________ (1)
U: ________________________________________________________________ (1)
Section B [11]
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Section C: Interpretation
Use both maps to answer the questions that follow.
1. This area receives low rainfall.
Explain TWO pieces of evidence found on the topographic map.
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2. A developer would choose not to do any construction in the area labelled Q on the topographic
map. Give TWO reasons why this area is unsuitable for development.
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3. The sewage works (in Block D10/E10) is located on the edge of town.
Describe TWO reasons for the location of such a feature.
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4. Discuss TWO possible uses of the Worchester Dam in Block(s) B9/C9.
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5. Towns often grow larger as population numbers rise.
If Worcester was to expand it would not be in a Northerly direction. Explain why this is so.
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6. The rifle range in Block D7 is situated far from the town.
Given your knowledge of a rifle range, describe TWO reasons for the location of this feature.
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Section C [22]
Total: 70
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