Accession Number:

ADA128958

Title:

Jens' Map Reading Hints, Number 1: Quick Compass Conversions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA DEPT OF TOPOGRAPHIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A method to determine grid azimuths without relying on formulae is put forth as a helpful tool in cases where necessary formulas are not printed directly on the map being used. The method involves tools generally used for map reading, including a map with a declination diagram, a pencil, a straight edge, and a protractorscale. Two examples are provided to guide the reader along converting grid to magnetic azimuth and converting magnetic to grid azimuth. Four complex resection problems are provided as a challenge at the end of the article.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE