Step 1: Tools of the Trade
Step 2: Finding Your Grid Coordinates
To get a more exact fix on your location you first break the the two (2) sides (from right to left and bottom to top) into ten (10) equal parts each. To get the next set of numbers for your coordinates you first go from the right and figure out which of the ten (10) parts you are in, then do the same from the bottom up. This will give you a six (6) digit grid coordinate, which will give you your location within 100 meters. To get your coordinates within ten (10) meters of your location you divide each of those ten (10) square you mentally created in half, you would use either five (5) for half way between those lines or zero (0) for directly on a line. It takes practice, lots of practice to "eyeball" an eight (8) digit grid coordinate but it can be done.
They do sell protractors that will make the job much easier.
Step 3: Orienting Your Map
You can now use the compass to find a bearing to any terrain feature, road, building, grid coordinates, etc on the map.
Step 4: So You Don't Know Where You Are Huh?
First orient your map and look for a prominent terrain feature you can see to the LEFT of your location. Then find that terrain feature on your map. Place your compass on the map, with the edge of the compass running through the center of the terrrain feature and draw a line backtowards your vantage point.
Next find another terrain feature you can see to the RIGHT of your location. Find that terrain feature on the map, place your compass on the map with the edge running through the center of that terrain feature and draw another line backwards towards your vantage point.
Where the two line cross is your location. You can now get the grid coordinates to your location.
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