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graticule

(grat -ă-kyool) A glass plate or cell bearing a grid, cross wires, or graduated scale that is set in the focal plane of the eyepiece of a telescope and is used for positioning or measuring.

graticule

[′grad·ə‚kyül]
(mapping)
A network of lines representing the earth's parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude on a map, chart, or plotting sheet.
(optics)
A scale at the focal plane of an optical instrument to aid in the measurement of objects.

graticule

graticule
Graticules of a gyro gunsight.
graticule
Graticules on a globe.
i. An array of lines used for aiming, measuring, or determining spatial relationship. Normally used in gun sights, HUDs (head-up displays), maps, and charts.
ii. In cartography, a network of lines representing the earth's parallel of latitude and meridians of longitude.
iii. A scale at the focal plane of an optical instrument to aid in the measurement of objects.
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Full military specifications now include headings such as shockproof housings, artillery observation mil graticules, laser-proof eye protection filters, and sealed interiors filled with nitrogen to keep out the insidious moisture that will fog optical surfaces.
Setups, traces and graticules are displayed in color.
The final map can incorporate various data types, including raster image backdrops with line work and shaded polygons from the vector GIS database, title blocks, grids and graticules as well as various reuseable map components such as bar scales, legends, and direction arrows.