MSL101L04 Basic Map Reading SR.pdf lesson 4.pdf

# Figure 5 8 constructing a time distance scale other

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Figure 5-8. Constructing a time-distance scale OTHER METHODS 5-19. Determining distance is a common source of error encountered while moving, either mounted or dismounted. There may be circumstances when it is not possible to determine distance using a map. It is essential to learn methods to accurately pace, measure, use subtense, or estimate distances on the ground. P ACE C OUNT 5-20. A pace is equal to one natural step, about 30 inches long. To use the pace count method accurately, a Soldier knows how many paces it takes to walk 100 m. To determine this, walk an accurately-measured course and count the number of paces it takes to reach 100 m. (A pace course can be as short as 100 m or as long as 600 m.) The pace course, regardless of length, is on similar terrain as that to be walked over. It does

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• Fall '16
• Cartography, Geographic coordinate system, Topographic map, Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system

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