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Land Navigation / Map Reading

Land Navigation / Map Reading - Term Definition What is the...

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Term: What is the FM for map reading and land navigation? Definition: FM 3-25.26 Term: What are the basic colors of the map and what does each represent? Definition: BLACK - Indicates cultural man-made features. RED BROWN - used to identify cultural features, all relief features, non-surveyed spot elevations, and elevation. BLUE - Identifies hydrography or water features. GREEN - identifies vegitation RED - identifies cultural features, such as populated areas, main roads, and boundaries Term: What are military symbols Definition: Figures used to represent types of military organizations, installations, and activities
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Term: Where is the legend on a map found? Definition: Lower left margin Term: What are contour lines? Definition: Imaginary lines on the ground connecting equal elevation, they represent high and low ground elevation. Term: What are 3 types of contour lines? Definition: Index Intermediate Term: How many mils are in one Degree? Definition: 17.7 mils Term: How many Norths are there on a military map? Definition: Three True North Magnetic North Grid North
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Term: What shape are the contour lines that indicate a hill? Definition: A hill is shown on a map by contour lines forming concentric circles. The inside of the smallest closed circle in the hilltop Term: What shape are the contour lines that indicate a saddle? Definition: A saddle is normally represented as an hourglass.
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