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MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION

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on 24 February 2014

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Transcript of MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION

MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION
SCOPE
I. Definition

II. Purpose

III. Security

IV. Classifications
IV. Classification
I. According to Scale
II According to Type
III. Security
Important document
If no longer needed,
turned over to proper authorities
If in danger of being captured,
it must be destroyed
Questions?
UP ROTC
MAP
A
graphical representation
of the earth's surface
drawn to scale
as seen
from above

FM 3-25.26
Reference
I. Definition
II. PURPOSE
EXISTENCE
of ground features
LOCATION
of ground features
DISTANCE
between ground features
VARIATIONS IN TERRAIN
CARE OF MAPS
Proper folding
Waterproof Case
Use pencil and light marks only!
Best method of destruction?
burning the map and scattering the ashes
Alternative:

It should be torn into small pieces and scattered over the area
ACCORDING TO SCALE
Small scale
1: 1,000,000 or smaller
standard - 1:1,000,000
for general planning and strategic study
Medium scale
1:75,000 – 1:1,000,000
standard – 1:250,000
planning of operations (eg: movement of troops)
Large scale
1:75,000 or larger
standard – 1:50,000
for tactical, technical and administrative purposes
HEIGHTS OF NATURAL FEATURES
EXTENT IN VEGETATION COVER
1. Planimetric
presents horizontal positions for the features represented
2. Topographic Map
shows both the horizontal and vertical (relief) positions of features
3. Photomap
reproduction of an aerial photograph upon which additional information have been added.
4. Joint Operations Graphics
topographic map containing additional information needed in joint air-ground operations
5. Photomosaic
assembly of aerial photographs
useful when time does not permit the compilation of a more accurate map
scale model of the terrain showing features, and in large-scale models showing industrial and cultural shapes, providing a means of visualizing
6. Terrain Model
7. Military City Map
topographic map showing features of a city.
8. Special Maps
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