Military Topography

Military Topography

 

a branch of topography in which methods and means of obtaining information about terrain in the interests of the combat activity of troops are studied. Military topography includes the study of topo-graphical maps, aerial photographs, and other documents about the terrain and their use for the control of troops; methods of conducting reconnaissance of terrain; methods and technical means of orientation in a terrain and of taking measurements in order to obtain the data necessary for the fulfillment of infantry, artillery, engineering, and other missions; and the principles of topogeodetic security for the combat operations of troops.

REFERENCES

Voennaia topografiia, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1969.
Govorukhin, A. M., and M. V. Gamezo. Spravochnik ofitsera po voennoi topografii, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1968.
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