FM 3-25.26

MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION

 

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                                                                                                                            *FM 3-25.26 (FM 21-26)

Field Manual
No. 3-25.26
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC , 20 July 2001

 

FM 3-25.26

MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION

 

Table of Contents


  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

 

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited.


*This publication FM 3-25.26 supersedes FM 21-26, 7 May 1993.

 

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