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Land Navigation Identify Topographic Symbols on a Military Map. Terminal Learning Objective. Action: Identify Topographic Symbols on a Military Map Conditions: Given a standard 1:50,000 scale topographical map

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Land Navigation

Identify Topographic Symbols on a Military Map

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Terminal Learning Objective

Action: Identify Topographic Symbols on a Military Map

Conditions: Given a standard 1:50,000 scale topographical map

Standards: Correctly identify the topographic symbols, colors, and marginal information on a military map

definition of a map
Definition of a Map

A map is a graphic representation of the earth’s surface, or part of it, drawn to scale as seen from above, with manmade and natural features appearing as symbols, lines, and colors.

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Marginal Information

Sheet Name

Sheet

Number

Boundaries, Adjoining Sheets

and Elevation Guide

Declination Diagram

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Marginal Information (con’t)

Scale

Bar

Scales

Contour Interval Note

Credit Notes

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Marginal Information (con’t)

GridReferenceBox

Legend

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Colors on a Map

Indicates cultural (man-made) features such as buildings, roads, spot elevations, and all labels.

Combined to identify cultural features, all relief features, non-surveyed spot elevations, and elevation such as contour lines on red-light readable maps.

Identifies vegetation with military significance such as woods, orchards, and vineyards.

Identifies all relief features and elevation such as contours on older edition maps and cultivated land on red-light readable maps.

Identifies hydrography or water features such as lakes, swamps, rivers, and drainage.

Classifies cultural features, such as populated areas, main roads, and boundaries on older maps.

Occasionally, other colors are used to show special information. These colors are indicated in the marginal information.

Black

Red-Brown

Blue

Green

Brown

Red

Other

man made objects

X X

CEM

Man-made Objects

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TRAIL

PROMINENT FENCE

SINGLE TRACK RR

DOUBLE TRACK RR

man made objects con t
Man-made Objects (con’t)

HEAVY DUTY

MEDIUM DUTY

IMPROVED ROAD

UNIMPROVED ROAD

drainage and vegetation
Drainage and Vegetation

STREAM

INTERMITTENT STREAM

LAKE / POND

INTERMITTENT

LAKE/POND

drainage and vegetation con t
Drainage and Vegetation (con’t)

GRASSLAND

MARSH OR SWAMP

VINEYARD/ORCHARD

WOODS

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Contour Lines

Contour lines represent vertical distance above or below mean sea level on the ground.

Index

Intermediate

Supplementary

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Terminal Learning Objective

Action: Identify Topographic Symbols on a Military Map

Conditions: Given a standard 1:50,000 scale topographical map

Standards: Correctly identify the topographic symbols, colors, and marginal information on a military map