Map Reading & Land Navigation

 

Publication Title:                   Map Reading and Land Navigation
Publication/revision date:    20 JUL 2001
Field Manual:                        FM 3-25.26
   Supersedes:                      FM 21-26, 7 MAY 1993
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

 

Contents:
Table of Contents
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PREFACE
Part One MAP READING

Chapter 1 TRAINING STRATEGY
Building-Block Approach
Armywide Implementation
Safety

Chapter 2 MAPS
Definition
Purpose
Procurement
Security
Care
Categories
Military Map Substitutes
Standards of Accuracy

Chapter 3 MARGINAL INFORMATION AND SYMBOLS
Marginal Information on a Military Map
Additional Notes
Topographic Map Symbols
Military Symbols
Colors Used on a Military Map

Chapter 4 GRIDS
Reference System
Geographic Coordinates
Military Grids
United States Army Military Grid Reference System
Locate a Point Using Grid Coordinates
Locate a Point Using the US Army Military Grid Reference System
Grid Reference Box
Other Grid Systems
Protection of Map Coordinates and Locations

Chapter 5 SCALE AND DISTANCE
Representative Fraction
Graphic (Bar) Scales
Other Methods

Chapter 6 DIRECTION
Methods of Expressing Direction
Base Lines
Azimuths
Grid Azimuths
Protractor
Declination Diagram
Intersection
Resection
Modified Resection
Polar Coordinates

Chapter 7 OVERLAYS
Purpose
Map Overlay
Aerial Photograph Overlay

Chapter 8 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Comparison With Maps
Types
Types of Film
Numbering and Titling Information
Scale Determination
Indexing
Orienting of Photograph
Point Designation Grid
Identification of Photograph Features
Stereovision

Part Two LAND NAVIGATION

Chapter 9 NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT AND METHODS
Types of Compasses
Lensatic Compass
Compass Handling
Using a Compass
Field-Expedient Methods
Global Positioning System

Chapter 10 ELEVATION AND RELIEF
Definitions
Methods of Depicting Relief
Contour Intervals
Types of Slopes
Percentage of Slope
Terrain Features
Interpretation of Terrain Features
Profiles

Chapter 11 TERRAIN ASSOCIATION
Orienting the Map
Locations
Terrain Association Usage
Tactical Considerations
Movement and Route Selection
Navigation Methods
Night Navigation

Chapter 12 MOUNTED LAND NAVIGATION
Principles
Navigator's Duties
Movement
Terrain Association Navigation
Dead Reckoning Navigation
Stabilized Turret Alignment Navigation
Combination Navigation

Chapter 13 NAVIGATION IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF TERRAIN
Desert Terrain
Mountain Terrain
Jungle Terrain
Arctic Terrain
Urban Areas

Chapter 14 UNIT SUSTAINMENT
Set Up a Sustainment Program
Set Up a Train-the-Trainer Program
Set Up a Land Navigation Course

Appendix A FIELD SKETCHING

Appendix B MAP FOLDING TECHNIQUES

Appendix C UNITS OF MEASURE AND CONVERSION FACTORS

Appendix D JOINT OPERATIONS GRAPHICS

Appendix E EXPORTABLE TRAINING MATERIAL

Appendix F ORIENTEERING

Appendix G M2 COMPASS

Appendix H ADDITIONAL AIDS

Appendix I FOREIGN MAPS

Appendix J GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

Appendix K PRECISION LIGHTWEIGHT GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER

GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
AUTHENTICATION

 

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