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The minimum unambiguous citation for this document is: EIG 31, 1959


The document digitized was loaned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries by the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The Military Geology Branch of the USGS and the Soil Conservation Service had worked under contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers since World War II. The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station contributed the figures and tables to this document.

Appendix I of this document has been made available in the Digital Commons of the University of Nebraska-Libraries as “Sheet P 5 M641 (CCM), Cross-Country Movement and Terrain Map, Halberstat, Germany, 1958. < http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dodmilintel/81 > The map had been created by Army engineer forces in the field in Europe.

When this document was digitized, blank pages were not copied.


In 1958, the Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for the intelligence related to the surface of the earth, excluding the oceans and seas. Those responsibilities were discharged by subordinate organizations and contractors under the directions of the Intelligence and Mapping division. Engineer Intelligence Guides (EIGS) were prepared “to provide orientation, direction, and instruction in the field of Engineer intelligence.”

This guide was prepared to give instructions for preparing specialized maps containing information showing impediments to cross-country movement. Appendix I, an example of a CCM map, was created by adding an overlay on a sheet from the US Army Map Service topographic map for German at the scale of 1:100,000.

It contains a lengthy distribution list of officials and organizations within the Army interested in military engineering.