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What is the Field Manual covering map reading and land navigation?

FM 3-25.26


What are the basic colors of the map? What does each color represent?

Black- Indicates man made features.
Red/Brown- The colors red and brown combine to identify cultural features, all relief features, non-surveyed spot elevations, such as contour lines on a red light readable map.
Blue- Identifies water
Green- Identifies vegetation
Brown- Identifies all relief features and elevation
Red- Classifies cultural features (populated areas, main roads, and boundaries, on older maps)
Other- Occasionally other colors may be used to show special information. These are indicated in the marginal information as a rule.


What are military symbols?

Figures used to represent types of military organizations, installations, and activities.


Where is the Legend on the map located?

Lower left margin


What are contour lines?

Imaginary lines on the ground connecting equal elevation, they represent high and low elevation.


What are 3 types of contour lines?

Index, intermediate, supplementary


How many mils are there in one degree?

17.7 mils


How many norths are there on a military map?

Three: True north, magnetic north, grid north