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Contents

1. Training strategy
2. Maps
3. Marginal information and symbols
4. Grids
5. Scale and distance
6. Direction
  - Methods of expressing direction
  - Base lines
  - Azimuths
  - Grid azimuths
  - Protractor
  - Declination diagram
  - Intersection
  - Resection
  - Modified resection
  - Polar coordinates
7. Overlays
8. Aerial photographs
9. Navigation equipment and methods
10. Elevation and relief
11. Terrain association
12. Mounted land navigation
13. Navigation in different types of terrain
14. Unit sustainment

A. Field sketching
B. Map folding techniques
C. Units of measure and conversion factors
D. Joint operations graphics
E. Exportable training material
F. Orienteering
G. M2 compass
H. Additional aids
I. Foreign maps
J. Global positioning system
K. Precision lightweight global positioning system receiver

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6-9. MODIFIED RESECTION

Modified resection is the method of locating one's position on the map when the person is located on a linear feature on the ground, such as a road, canal, or stream (Figure 6-20). Proceed as follows:

a.   Orient the map using a compass or by terrain association.

b.   Find a distant point that can be identified on the ground and on the map.

c.   Determine the magnetic azimuth from your location to the distant known point.

d.   Convert the magnetic azimuth to a grid azimuth.

e.   Convert the grid azimuth to a back azimuth. Using a protractor, draw a line for the back azimuth on the map from the known position back toward your unknown position.

f.   The location of the user is where the line crosses the linear feature. Determine the grid coordinates to the desired accuracy.

Figure 6-20. Modified resection.

Figure 6-20. Modified resection.



Direction
Methods of expressing direction | Base lines | Azimuths | Grid azimuths | Protractor | Declination diagram | Intersection | Resection | Modified resection | Polar coordinates |




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