Map Reading Made Easy
By Don Smith
Map Used : Son Ha
Map # L7014-6739-III
LZ Buff (Later renamed LZ Stinson) BS539824
Note: This is where I operated off in 1970-71
1. Grid Designator:
This is located at the bottom center of map sheet
Example: Son Ha map, grid designator is BS
See picture Grid Designator – 100,000 M. Square Identification - BS
2. Finding your location:
a. Locate your East to West grid line, in this case it’s 53.
b. Locate your South to North grid line, in this case it’s 82.
c. After you have them intersected, go over 9 numbers
See picture Map & Protractor
(900 meters)& up 4 numbers (400 meters) and where they
intersect is your location.
3. Practical Exercises:
1. Find BS516778, what is it?
2. Find BS454804, what is it?
3. Find BS473863, what is it?
See answers at bottom of page
4. How the maps go together?
See picture Map Sheets – Where They Go
This show you where they go left or, up or down.
1. OP 1
2. LZ Honey
3. OP George