The pilot should be aware of the existence of two variations in this category: the MORA and the GRID MORA.
The minimum off route altitude named MORA is an altitude which provides 2,000 feet of terrain clearance in mountainous areas and 1,000 feet in non-mountainous regions; at the same time it provides a reference point of clearance of 10 nm from the route centreline.
The GRID MORA provides terrain and man-made structure clearance within the section outlined by latitude and longitude lines. The Grid MORA value clears all terrain and man-made structures by 1000ft in areas where the highest elevations are 5000ft MSL or lower and by 2000ft in areas where the highest elevations are 5001ft MSL or higher.
The Grid MORA is a good value to determinate obstacle clearance whenever the pilot has to, or would like to divert from the airway, e.g. during an emergency descent or when flying direct to a point away from an airway.
They are presented in hundreds of feet (feet with omitting the last two digits; example: 7,600 feet is given as 76).