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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
Standards: Correctly identify the topographic
symbols, colors, and marginal information on
a military map
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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)
Grid
Reference
Box
Legend
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Colors on a Map
Black
Red-Brown
Blue
Green
Indicates
Combined
Identifies
cultural
vegetation
all
hydrography
torelief
identify
(man-made)
features
with
cultural
or water
and
Classifies
Occasionally,
cultural
other
features,
colors
features
features,
military
elevation
such
all
such
relief
as
asbuildings,
lakes,
features,
contours
such as
on
roads,
such
are used
assignificance
populated
to
show
special
areas,
main
spot
non-surveyed
woods,
older
swamps,
elevations,
edition
orchards,
rivers,
maps
spot
and
and
and
elevations,
all
drainage.
labels.
roads,
information.
and
boundaries
These
colors
on
older
and
vineyards.
cultivated
elevation
landin
such
on
as contour
maps.
are indicated
thered-light
lines
readable
on red-light
maps.
readable
marginal
information.
maps.
Brown
Red
Other
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Man-made Objects
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X
X
TRAIL
PROMINENT FENCE
SINGLE TRACK RR
DOUBLE TRACK RR
CEM
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Man-made Objects (con’t)
HEAVY DUTY
IMPROVED ROAD
MEDIUM DUTY
UNIMPROVED ROAD
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Drainage and Vegetation
STREAM
LAKE / POND
INTERMITTENT STREAM
INTERMITTENT
LAKE/POND
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Drainage and Vegetation (con’t)
MARSH OR SWAMP
WOODS
GRASSLAND
VINEYARD/ORCHARD
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Contour Lines
Contour lines represent
vertical distance
above or below
mean sea level
on the ground.
Supplementary
Intermediate
Index
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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
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