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Published on February 19, 2009

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Basic Map ReadingFM 3-25.26 : Basic Map ReadingFM 3-25.26 Sgt Barton OBJECTIVES : OBJECTIVES Identifying major and minor terrain features Using a Compass How to use a protractor How to plot a grid azimuth Navigating past an obstacle Measure Distance Resection What is a map? : What is a map? A geographic representation of a portion of the earths surface drawn to scale as seen from above. Types of Maps : Types of Maps Planimetric Topographic Photo Joint Operations Photomosaic Terrain Model Military City Special Topographic Map : Topographic Map Portrays terrain features in a measurable way, as the horizontal positions of the features represented .Vertical positions, or relief, are normally represented by contour lines on military topographic maps. Colors Used On a Map : Colors Used On a Map Black-cultural (man-made) features such as buildings and roads. Red Brown-combined to identify cultural features such as contour lines on red-light readable maps. Blue-bodies of water, lakes, swamps, rivers, and drainage. Green-earths vegetation, woods, vineyards Red-populated areas, main roads, boundaries MajorTerrain Features : MajorTerrain Features Hill-area of high ground Valley-groove in land, usually in streams or rivers. Ridge-sloping line of high ground Saddle-dip or low point between two areas of high ground Draw-less developed stream course than a valley. No level ground or room to manuever.

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