Map Reading & Navigation


The purpose of this manual is to enable Emergency Personnel to use maps efficiently, and to provide Map Reading instructors with a National Reference. It covers basic information for use of Topographical Maps and simple navigation aids. Whilst new technology such as GPS has provided significant aids to navigation, it is important that as many as poosible understsand and practise the application of fundamental Map Reading and Navigation. It must be emphasised that Map Reading and Navigation, like all skills, needs to be practised. Information in this manual can be learned in theory but requires practical application on the field to develop and maintain proficiency.


Follow this link to the Map Reading And Navigation Manual located on the EMA website




Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2013