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Land Navigation Handbook

Land Navigation Handbook

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Published by: United States Militia on Sep 18, 2009
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LAND NAVIGATIONHANDBOOK
 Marine BarracksWashington, DC
 
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Table Of Content
PageContents of a Map ........................................................................... 1Marginal information ............................................................. 1Colors on a Map ...................................................................... 3Grid System .................................................................................... 5How to Read a Grid ................................................................ 54-, 6-, and 8-Digit Grid ............................................................ 6Use of the Coordinate Scale .................................................... 9Distance and Direction .................................................................... 11How to Use Scales .................................................................... 11Different Types of North ........................................................ 16Understanding the Declination Diagram/G-M Angle .......... 17Elevation and Relief ........................................................................ 19Terrain Features ..................................................................... 19Contour Lines .......................................................................... 25Contour Interval...................................................................... 26Lensatic Compass ............................................................................ 27Description/Nomenclature ...................................................... 27Handling the Lensatic Compass ............................................ 28Using The Lensatic Compass ................................................. 29Orientating a Map Using the Lensatic Compass .................. 31Using A Lensatic Compass To Navigate........................................ 35Finding an Azimuth ................................................................ 35Bypassing Obstacles................................................................. 40Deliberate Offset ..................................................................... 41Determining Your Location By Resection..................................... 43One Point Resection ................................................................ 43Two Point Resection ................................................................ 45Determining A Distant Location By Intersection ......................... 49One Point Intersection ............................................................ 49Two Point Intersection............................................................. 50Land Navigation At Night .............................................................. 53Setting the Compass for Night Land Navigation ................. 53Following a Compass during Night Land Navigation.......... 54
 
Land Navigation Using Natural Means ........................................ 55Direction by Use of Stars ........................................................ 55Shadow-tip Method ................................................................. 57Watch Method ......................................................................... 59
 
 
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