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The class will cover how to locate unknown positions on a map and create a terrain profile.


A Marine Officer must be able to accurately identify his/her position on a map at all times in order to navigate to an objective, call for fire, execute a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), etc.

In This Lesson                     

We will discuss methods to locate positions on a map, using the inspection, intersection, and resection methods. Terrain profiling will also be covered.

This lesson covers the following topics:

Topic Page
Locating Positions 4
Terrain Profiling 6
Review Questions 8
Review Questions Answers 16
Summary 17
References 17
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms 18
Notes 18