for defects specified in 4.4 and the construction record
reviewed for compliance with 4.5.
4.4 Visual examination. The GIP shall be examined for
defects and errors as specified by the contracting officer or by
internal DMA standard procedures. Required corrections shall be
made to manuscripts, drafting positives, and reproducible
material before the GIP is sent to the next production stage.
Defects detected during the inspection of the printed "catch
copy" shall be evaluated by DMA for criticality, and suitable
4.5 Review of construction records. Records about the
construction of the GIP shall be maintained. The records shall
document sources, decisions regarding reconciliation of
conflicting data, etc. GIP records/construction histories shall
be reviewed concurrently with visual examinations (see 4.4) to
ensure that proper cartographic procedures have been followed.
4.6 Customer review. Users finding errors within the
product which would impact successful conduct of operations or
hazard US military personnel should notify HQ DMA PR by message,
detailing sheet stock number, error, method of error detection/
measurement, and explanation of correction if necessary for
clarity. Less critical errors should be submitted by letter to
HQ DMA PR, copy to command and service MC&G offices.
5.1 General. Hard copy distribution will comply with standard
packaging guidelines: interior package tape sealed and marked showing
classification, sender/receiver identification and addresses;
exterior package tape sealed and addressed for registered mailing.
5.2 Packaging. Packaging shall be level C (see 6.2) unless
otherwise specified. This packaging provides minimum protection,
and it is needed to protect materiel under known favorable
conditions. The following criteria determine the requirements
for this degree of protection:
Use or consumption of the item at the first destination.
b. Ability to withstand known conditions during the limited
c. Ability to withstand known environmental conditions
during intransit delays and temporary warehousing for a maximum of 18
In addition to any special markings required