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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » February 7th, 2017, 8:36 pm

snorrio wrote:@Fanglin

Which map did you use for state highway on the Kraemer invitational? Thanks.
I used the Official 2015-2016 Maryland Highway Map.
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Bottle Rockets: 9th
Meteorology: 11th
Gliders: 21st

(other events: Green Gen, Crime Busters, Helicopters, Hovercraft, Air trajectory)

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Xrt3 » February 16th, 2017, 7:23 pm

I'm a little late at asking this question (our regional is 2 days away), but I noticed were allowed to bring a full binder this year to competition instead of a front and back cheat sheet?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » February 17th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Xrt3 wrote:I'm a little late at asking this question (our regional is 2 days away), but I noticed were allowed to bring a full binder this year to competition instead of a front and back cheat sheet?

It's always been a full binder for this event. I don't know where yo got cheat sheet from.
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Meteorology: 11th
Gliders: 21st

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » February 18th, 2017, 2:55 pm

What are the main differences between AAA and rand mcnally maps?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Science37 » February 19th, 2017, 10:00 am

I'm wondering if there is usually a specific location on a highway map that you can find that shows when the map was made. Also, does anyone know how to calculate the distance between 2 places on the highway map using the roads with the mileage number next to it?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » February 21st, 2017, 9:23 am

Science37 wrote:I'm wondering if there is usually a specific location on a highway map that you can find that shows when the map was made. Also, does anyone know how to calculate the distance between 2 places on the highway map using the roads with the mileage number next to it?

I'm not sure if you mean the Driving Distances section on maps or the distances on the actual roads.
On the actual roads, the numbers between roads give the distance between the two points indicated with black diamond shapes
On the driving distances map, the distances and average times are given between most major towns in the state
I don't remember anything about a place that shows where the map was made, but I might just be missing it
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » February 21st, 2017, 12:23 pm

Science37 wrote:I'm wondering if there is usually a specific location on a highway map that you can find that shows when the map was made. Also, does anyone know how to calculate the distance between 2 places on the highway map using the roads with the mileage number next to it?

Usually on the bottom of the legend you can see what year the map was made. Other than that, refold the map and look at the backside, it has the information.

As for computing distances, (AAA) two flags/points will be marked between two points, usually exits, and in the middle should show a number which indicates how many miles the stretch is. It should be similar on a Rand McNally map.

If you want distance between two cities, I know Rand McNally maps have a chart and a map that show mileage (may only be on newer maps). I don't think AAA maps have mileage charts.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » February 22nd, 2017, 11:11 am

snorrio wrote:
Science37 wrote:If you want distance between two cities, I know Rand McNally maps have a chart and a map that show mileage (may only be on newer maps). I don't think AAA maps have mileage charts.

From what I remember AAA maps do have a mileage map
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby syedthasan » February 27th, 2017, 10:43 am

Hello Everyone!

To all that went to the Blue Dragon Invitational and were in Road Scholar:
We were supposed to take a box with us, and based on my knowledge, we can bring everything according to the PDF. At the Invy, the test coordinator said that we were required to bring the Nevada, Utah map with us. Where does it say that, or where can I find where it says that? Does it ever change?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » February 27th, 2017, 11:49 am

syedthasan wrote:Hello Everyone!

To all that went to the Blue Dragon Invitational and were in Road Scholar:
We were supposed to take a box with us, and based on my knowledge, we can bring everything according to the PDF. At the Invy, the test coordinator said that we were required to bring the Nevada, Utah map with us. Where does it say that, or where can I find where it says that? Does it ever change?

Thank You!

Yeah, this year was Nevada/Utah, but it doesn't say anything about that on the competition site. The map is usually announced to coaches before the event, from what I remember. Make sure to check with your coach a few weeks before the invy so you can get the name of the map, or an extra copy if they have one.
Unfortunately, our school has only competed in Blue Dragon for two years, so I'm not sure if the map changes.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby pb5754[] » March 6th, 2017, 4:50 pm

anyone know why "graticule intersections" are bolded in the rules manual :?:
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Unome » March 6th, 2017, 5:50 pm

pb5754[] wrote:anyone know why "graticule intersections" are bolded in the rules manual :?:
thx

Bolded text in the rules manual refers to changes from the previous year/the most recent year that the event/topic was held. Graticule intersections were probably added this year.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » March 9th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Unome wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:anyone know why "graticule intersections" are bolded in the rules manual :?:
thx

Bolded text in the rules manual refers to changes from the previous year/the most recent year that the event/topic was held. Graticule intersections were probably added this year.

I would have to differ, what you mean by graticule intersections, is the 4 crosses on the topo which divide it up into the 9 sectors based on 2.5 minutes? If so, then it has always been a part of road scholar. Perhaps bolded text indicates that it will be introduced at the State/National level? Otherwise I don't know what it would be used for.
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2016 Nats:
Road Scholar:4th 8-)
Bottle Rockets: 9th
Meteorology: 11th
Gliders: 21st

(other events: Green Gen, Crime Busters, Helicopters, Hovercraft, Air trajectory)

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby pb5754[] » March 12th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Fanglin wrote:
Unome wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:anyone know why "graticule intersections" are bolded in the rules manual :?:
thx

Bolded text in the rules manual refers to changes from the previous year/the most recent year that the event/topic was held. Graticule intersections were probably added this year.

I would have to differ, what you mean by graticule intersections, is the 4 crosses on the topo which divide it up into the 9 sectors based on 2.5 minutes? If so, then it has always been a part of road scholar. Perhaps bolded text indicates that it will be introduced at the State/National level? Otherwise I don't know what it would be used for.

oh ok thx :)

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » March 18th, 2017, 6:03 pm

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