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1
Q

What is the Field Manuel for map reading and land navigation?

A

FM 3-25.26

2
Q

What are the basic colors of a map, and what does each color represent?

A

Black - Indicates man-made features
Red-Brown - cultural features, relief features, and elevation
Blue - water
Green - vegetation
Brown - all relief features and elevation
Red - cultural features such as populated areas, main roads, or boundaries
Other - special information

3
Q

Where is the Legend of the map found?

A

Lower Left Margin

4
Q

How many Norths are there on a military map?

A

Three: 1. True North 2. Magnetic North 3. Grid North

5
Q

What must be done to a map before it can be used?

A

It must be oriented

6
Q

What are the 5 major terrain features found on a map?

A
  1. Hill
  2. Ridge
  3. Valley
  4. Saddle
  5. Depression
7
Q

What are the 3 minor features on a map?

A
  1. Draw
  2. Spur
  3. Cliff
8
Q

What is a map?

A

A map is a graphic representation of a portion of the earth’s surface drawn to scale, as seen from above

9
Q

What is an azimuth?

A

A horizontal angle, measured in a clockwise manner from a north base line, expressing direction

10
Q

What is the distance between grid lines on a combat map?

A

1 kilometer or 1000 meters

11
Q

Name two ways to hold a compass?

A
  1. Compass-to-Cheek Method

2. Center-Hold Method

12
Q

In military symbols, what colors are used for a map overlay and what do they represent?

A

Blue - Friendly forces
Red - Enemy forces
Black - Boundaries
Yellow - Contaminated area both friendly and enemy
Green - Engineer obstacles- both friendly and enemy

13
Q

What is the general rule for reading military grid coordinates?

A

Right and UP

14
Q

Name two ways to orient a map?

A

Use a compass and terrain association

15
Q

What are the 3 elements for a land navigation process known as Dead Reckoning?

A
  1. Known starting point
  2. Known Distance
  3. Known Azimuth