Field Manual 3-34.331 TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYING 16 January 2001

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This FM is a guide for military occupational specialty (MOS) 82D (Topographic Surveyor). It provides techniques not found in any commercial text concerning the precise determination of position, azimuth, or elevation of a point. Additionally, this publication describes and standardizes procedures for performing recons, preparing station descriptions, and reporting and briefing of survey projects.

The material in this manual is applicable, without modification, to all geodetic-survey projects in all environments (prebattle, conventional war [nuclear and nonnuclear], low intensity conflicts, and postbattle). This manual complies with Army doctrine and international precision surveying practices. It does not provide previously published surveying doctrine or theory and may be supplemented with commercially available texts or previous editions of technical literature.

Appendix A contains mensural conversion charts.

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Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.