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Topographic Map Skills

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  1. Topographic Map Skills

  2. Military Grids (4 digit) • The 4 digit Military Grid is similar to the alpha numeric grid. A grid is used but it has numbers on both sides instead of letters and numbers. • To read the grid you follow the 3 R’s: • READ RIGHT • READ UP 9294 9194 9193 9293 Read Up Read Right

  3. Military Grids (6 digit) • 6 digit Military Grids provide an exact location. They are specific just like latitude and longitude. • They are more specific because they break the grid up into 10 sections in both directions. • We know the church is in the grid 91_94_ , but what numbers go in the blanks? Read Right 91 __ Read Up 94__ 5 4 So the church is at 915944.

  4. Seatwork • Complete the mapping skills handout sheet. 1. 4 point grid Restaurant – 0546 Police - 0647 Fuel - 0745 Mechanic - 0848 First Aid - 0847 Coffee - 0946 • 2. 6 point grid reference • - 061469 - 079469 • 055453 - 081455 • 067457 - 095484 • 078483 - 090460 3. Read Right, Read Up 4. Points to the top of the page. 5. i) vertical lines run NORTH and SOUTH ii) horizontal lines run EASTand WEST

  5. Assignment • Task – Assignment #3 p. 84 #1-3