9. Relative position.
An object is often identified by its position with
relation to its surroundings. A long object on a railroad track is assumed
to be a train, similar objects on a river and parallel to its banks are
assumed to be boats or barges.
A large structure in a group of farm
buildings might be a barn (Figure 1-25). Position is nothing more than the
space relationship of one object to another object or objects.
PART E: CONCEALMENT PRINCIPLES AND METHODS
1. Two factors must be considered when analyzing a site: dispersion and
The requirement for dispersion dictates the size of the
A site is useless if it will not permit enough dispersal for
b. Terrain pattern is a vital point to consider since any change in an
existing pattern will immediately indicate the presence of some activity.
The four generalized terrain patters--rural, urban, wooded, and barren--all
have distinctive characteristics.