By The United States Army
That allows you to be a reliable soldier or comprehend infantrymen, you might want to take pleasure in terrain. not only examine a panorama and say "gosh that is pretty", yet comprehend the results of ridgelines, intervisibility strains, the impression of terrain on move, suitability of terrain for various purposes, traces of sight, and so forth and know it in a truly visceral means, not only as educational topics. And to appreciate land navigation, map examining is a sine qua non.
Land navigation is a necessary step in knowing terrain. utilizing compass, maps, protractors, pencils, and the land itself to determine the place you're, the place you need to be, and the way to get there (or the place you do not need to be and the way to prevent it), are the elemental instruments and initiatives of land navigation, and the strategies and highbrow ability required are addressed during this book.
Reading either the textual details on maps and making feel of the visible info on maps is mentioned at size, yet needs to be, to supply the neccessary heritage details for land navigation.
As a lot as this is often a necessary ability for squaddies, this can be a vital ability for knowing a soldier's international view. for instance, an anthorpologist learning the military, a member of the Air strength or military operating with the military, or chief in a humanitarian association operating with the military would get advantages from an invaluable set of talents that sheds gentle on a soldier's international view.
I am, besides the fact that, harassed. i used to be less than the influence that this variation of "Map interpreting and Land Navigation" was once constrained and never for unencumber to the overall public... N. B. All info during this overview is usual to previous, unrestricted types of this manual.
E.M. Van Court
P.S. international Positioning procedure (GPS) is addressed. this can be the final point of land nav that anybody should still research, and the pencil, paper, protractor, and compass may be mastered ahead of touched this kind of devices.
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Extra info for Army Field Manual FM 3-25.26 (U.S. Army Map Reading and Land Navigation Handbook)
A. The left portion identifies the grid zone designation and the 100,000-meter square. If the sheet falls in more than one 100,000-meter square, the grid lines that separate the squares are shown in the diagram and the letters identifying the 100,000-meter squares are given. EXAMPLE: On the Columbus map sheet, the vertical line labeled 00 is the grid line that separates the two 100,000-meter squares, FL and GL. The left portion also shows a sample for the 1,000-meter square with its respective labeled grid coordinate numbers and a sample point within the 1,000-meter square.
1:50,000 Coordinating Scale. On the 1:50,000 coordinate scale, there are two sides: vertical and horizontal. These sides are 1,000 meters in length. The point at which the sides meet is the zero-zero point. Each side is divided into 10 equal 100-meter segments by a long tick mark and number. Each 100-meter segment is subdivided into 50-meter segments by a short tick mark (Figure 4-18). By using interpolation, mentally divide each 50-meter segment into tenths. For example, a point that lies after a whole number but before a short tick mark is identified as 10, 20, 30, or 40 meters and any point that lies after the short tick mark but before the whole number is identified as 60, 70, 80, or 90 meters.
2) Another technique that may be used to determine exact distance between two points when the edge of the paper exceeds the bar scale is to slide the edge of the paper to the right until tick mark (a) is aligned with the edge of the extension scale. Make a tick mark on the paper, in line with the 2,000-meter mark (c) (Figure 5-7A). Then slide the edge of the paper to the left until tick mark (b) is aligned with the zero. Estimate the 100-meter increments into 10-meter increments to determine how many meters tick mark (c) is from the zero line (Figure 5-7B).
Army Field Manual FM 3-25.26 (U.S. Army Map Reading and Land Navigation Handbook) by The United States Army