(natural; man-made) (1-21)
Some of the subjects included in engineer intelligence are:
Geology, soils, surface, configuration, vegetation, ground conditions
Hydrology, water supply, hydrography
Weather and climate
Natural resources that can be developed
Sources of construction materials
Suitability for airfield, highway, and underground construction
Routes of communication, including roads, railroads, inland waterways, ports, beaches, and airfields
Rural and agricultural development
Urban areas, industrial works, hydraulic structures, excavations, electric power, pipelines, defenses, and other
works of man
As you can see, engineer intelligence is broad and comprehensive, and covers most
_____________________ and ______________________ terrain features.
Captured enemy documents contain much information of value to intelligence specialists. Published
intelligence and terrain studies are also useful. Even public material such as texts, periodicals, and technical papers,
contribute important information.
An important source of information is the study of __________________________________ .