Day of the military topographer of the Armed Forces


Today, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrates the Day of a military topographer. The date of the celebration is connected with the events of the beginning of the XIX century. On February 8, 1812, a decree of Emperor Alexander I was published, prescribing the creation of a special provision on military topographical affairs.


The military command at that time understood that military affairs were not only dashing horse attacks, cannon fires and bravura marches.

Any battle should be prepared to the smallest detail tactically, including taking into account the terrain. Sometimes even such a seemingly trifle as the direction of the river flow or the steepness of its banks at the site of the upcoming battle could play a key role in the tactical formation of the troops and in who won.

To collect this kind of information, military specialists and a new school were needed. Ultimately, the development of this area of ​​military affairs led to the appearance of topographic maps with a detailed description of the area, elements of high-quality topographic and geodetic support and support.

Military topographers today are collecting and bringing to headquarters accurate topographic and geodetic information, which plays an important role already at the planning stage of operations and the organization of the command and control system. Such information allows us to draw a preliminary conclusion about what weapons and military equipment can be most effectively used on a particular sector of the front during offensive or defensive operations.

Today, a special role is played by the collection of geospatial information. Work in this direction is also being carried out by specialists from the main center of space geodesy using modern software and hardware systems and automated workstations.

Military Review congratulates military topographers on their professional holiday.
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  1. Ravil_Asnafovich 8 February 2020 07: 56 New
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    Congratulations! Once I passed the test in this subject!
    1. rich 8 February 2020 08: 07 New
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      Happy Holidays drinks
      1. Tatyana 8 February 2020 08: 17 New
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        Any battle should be prepared to the smallest detail tactically, including taking into account the terrain.

        Everything is right! A good topographic map is the key to a successful battle and saving the lives of comrades!

        Happy holiday, military topographers!love
        Successful service, health, happiness and prosperity to you in everything! yes

        1. DMB 75 8 February 2020 08: 53 New
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          The terrain knows in war -
          This person is in the price!
          All military topographers
          We will certainly congratulate!

          Happy Topographer Day - Military,
          Happy topographer day friends,
          Happy topographer day - people
          Happy topographer day - country.
          You have been serving for years
          Help the country
          And no matter what your day
          Celebrate in February.
          We value you daily
          Respect and keep,
          Cause we're an enemy tribe
          Only you will win.
          I say thank you all
          Be happy forever
          Let them surround you for life
          Only close friends.
    2. Nyrobsky 8 February 2020 10: 09 New
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      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      Congratulations! Once I passed the test in this subject!

      It was a deal. Topographers - the founders of kettlebell lifting! In our second year, the credit was taken by the Burmistrov team. As an alternative to "not counting", there was a kettlebell next to his table, which had to be crossed by holding the kettle upside down. They tried and ... went for a retake. Few people could do this, but if they succeeded, they set the score, while saying: “You can’t shine with your mind, you must shine with force.” Happy Holiday Topographers!
    3. Finches 8 February 2020 12: 27 New
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      Thank you VO for the reminder! Now I know who will be affixed today ... I have a friend a military topographer - but as he jokes, not all topographers know that today is their professional holiday! laughing
      All involved in the holiday! drinks
  2. tlauicol 8 February 2020 08: 01 New
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    Axes, happy holiday!
  3. Commandant 8 February 2020 08: 01 New
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    Happy holiday to all involved .. A very necessary specialty! Without accurate maps, the Army is blind, I don’t want to give examples so as not to spoil the holiday ..
  4. serg.shishkov2015 8 February 2020 08: 05 New
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    There was a motto in my geography cabinet * You are nowhere without geography! * This motto very accurately indicates the work of military topographers! Happy Holiday!
  5. lucul 8 February 2020 08: 05 New
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    Happy holiday to you.
  6. Rusfaner 8 February 2020 08: 23 New
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    But it all started with a pack of "Belomor" ...
    Happy Holiday, surveyors !!!
    Health and success!
  7. Lamata 8 February 2020 08: 24 New
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    Our happy holiday !!! Art. Surveyor 393 ATGAB.
  8. phair 8 February 2020 08: 34 New
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    In Khabarovsk, specialists were prepared. The factory was cartographic. Now I don’t know. The motto of the Khabarovsk residents: "The topographer has one heroic path." Congratulations, happy holiday!
  9. Nikolaevich I 8 February 2020 08: 35 New
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    Congratulations !!!
    Today you can! But for a little bit and at home!
    1. cesar65 8 February 2020 09: 52 New
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      16 second photo taken near Zvenigorod in December-January in training. thank
      1. Nikolaevich I 8 February 2020 11: 06 New
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        Always happy ! hi Once again: happy holiday! fellow
  10. aszzz888 8 February 2020 09: 19 New
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    Happy Holiday !!! Health and well-being! I recall a woman’s story when they prepared maps in besieged Leningrad - this is of course WHAT !!! Do not defeat the Russian people !!! Happy Holiday Once Again!
  11. Million 8 February 2020 10: 03 New
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    The service is invisible at first glance. But very necessary
  12. Alex2 8 February 2020 12: 02 New
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    Theodolite Russian?
    1. Lamata 8 February 2020 12: 35 New
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      We would like that !! in 1990-92, and the aaparatura seems to be all Russian, I have a acquaintance in Timashevs, the major, who was actually a military topographer, said that everything was ours.
  13. Andobor 8 February 2020 12: 54 New
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    Senior surveyor operator commander of the department junior sergeant Andobor.
    DMB 85
    1. Lamata 8 February 2020 13: 31 New
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      worked with them?)))))
      1. Andobor 8 February 2020 13: 47 New
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        topper loader on SCADADah
        http://www.russianarms.ru/forum/index.php?topic=11398.0
  14. second shock 8 February 2020 19: 14 New
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    Congratulations to all those who passed the Leningrad Topographic College! (Military department)