PART G - DEVELOPING THE COMBINED OBSTACLES OVERLAY
For this step in the IPB process, a map is no longer needed. Terrain factors have
been lifted off a map and developed further. A map substitute has been created.
The remaining uncolored areas represent where a force can move, shoot, and
The combined obstacles overlay combines all weather and terrain induced obstacles
to permit more detailed analysis.
Combined Obstacles Overlay.
The overlay integrates all obstacles into one display. This simplifies analysis of
avenues of approach and MCs. All obstacles are cross-hatched and the blank areas
are where forces can move.
The effect of weather on mobility cannot be ignored.
The combined obstacles
overlay reflects average weather/terrain conditions.
Obstacles canalize cross-
Excessive precipitation will affect soil density, river stages, and visibility.
Normal SLO-GO conditions might be connected to NO-GO conditions which would affect