Use a broken line symbol to represent a future or projected location. For a detailed description of
location symbols and other symbols for the ground environment, refer to appendix B. Figure 1-13
shows examples of a present and a future location, with the date and time affixed.
Figure 1-13. Present and future location symbols
6. Symbols for Points, Lines, and Areas.
a. Points (App B, p B-31). There are a variety of symbols used to indicate a specific point of
b. Lines (App B, p B-33). Lines connect two given points, either directly or by means of
interconnecting points. A line must be determined by at least two grid references. Figure 1-14 shows a
graphic illustration of a forward line of own troops (FLOT).
Figure 1-14. FLOT line
c. Areas (App B, p B-39). An area designates a specific piece of terrain or space. You specify
this area with an