In Military Topographic Map I, you were introduced to the map, protractor, and lensatic compass—the tools required to be successful in land navigation. In addition, you were taught that the ability to interpret the map and “read the terrain” were additional tools you would need to be absolutely certain of your position at all times. This lesson will aid your ability to interpret the map and “read the terrain”. These abilities, combined with the tools of land navigation, will set you on the path to being a successful land navigator.
Land navigation is a skill-set which takes time and practice in order to become proficient and confident. Basic mastery of map interpretation and terrain analysis (“reading the terrain”) is essential.
In This Lesson
This lesson is devoted to two of the most basic tools: map interpretation and terrain analysis. The intent of this lesson is to ensure you are prepared for practical application.
This lesson covers the following topics:
|Using Features as Aids to Navigation||10|
|Requirement 1 Review Questions||12|
|Requirement 2 Review Questions||13|
|Requirement 1 Answers||13|
|Requirement 2 Answers||13|
|Requirement 3 Review Questions||19|
|Requirement 4 Review Questions||21|
|Requirement 3 Answers||23|
|Requirement 4 Answers||24|
|Glossary of Terms and Acronyms||25|