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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » March 19th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Hi folks, my pal Freed2003 would like to know how to calculate UTM coordinates.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » March 19th, 2017, 8:32 pm

If the test asks for the UTM coordinates do you give the east or the north? Or both?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby MattH2018 » March 20th, 2017, 1:51 pm

freed2003 wrote:If the test asks for the UTM coordinates do you give the east or the north? Or both?

It's been awhile since I've done Road, but iirc they usually give you blanks to write both. Also in terms of finding it (I don't know how to quote 2 posts at once so I'll answer the above question here), there were landmark coordinates along the sides of the map, and then we had a little grip that we could put over the map to find the actual coordinates

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby SO_Wiz » March 21st, 2017, 6:42 pm

Does anyone know if we are allowed to bring graphing calculators to the competitions.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » March 21st, 2017, 7:32 pm

SO_Wiz wrote:Does anyone know if we are allowed to bring graphing calculators to the competitions.

It doesn't say anything in the rules, although I've always brought a scientific and have observed the same with other teams.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » March 21st, 2017, 8:19 pm

NeilMehta wrote:
SO_Wiz wrote:Does anyone know if we are allowed to bring graphing calculators to the competitions.

It doesn't say anything in the rules, although I've always brought a scientific and have observed the same with other teams.
Maybe try asking at https://www.soinc.org/road-scholar?
As far as I'm concerned, you're not allowed to bring in any programable device. The reason for this, is that you can sneak in extra answers/notes or get outside help. As far as I'm concerned, these include but are not limited to Phones, computers, tablets, certain watches, and Graphing calculators. Even if it doesn't say it in the rules, it's common courtesy to follow these rules in competition. It's best to bring a scientific calculator. I can't think of any equating in Road Scholar which would require more than a scientific calculator.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » March 22nd, 2017, 6:56 pm

Have any of you guys ever seen a test question pertaining to the types of roads? (ex. boulevards, avenues, lanes, etc)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » March 22nd, 2017, 8:39 pm

snorrio wrote:Have any of you guys ever seen a test question pertaining to the types of roads? (ex. boulevards, avenues, lanes, etc)
I've seen tests where it requires you to write the suffix along with the road name to get points, but I haven't seen any questions directly asking about this.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » March 23rd, 2017, 9:05 am

How do you find the date a quadrangle was made? There seems to be a lot of dates at the bottom left
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » March 23rd, 2017, 10:54 am

freed2003 wrote:How do you find the date a quadrangle was made? There seems to be a lot of dates at the bottom left

It's near the legend
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » March 23rd, 2017, 3:41 pm

Sorry I don't see what you're referring to, are you talking anout the text under the contour interval?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby brayden box » March 24th, 2017, 8:05 am

freed2003 wrote:How do you find the date a quadrangle was made? There seems to be a lot of dates at the bottom left


The date is in the bottom right corner, and photo revision (if applicable) will be right under it.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » March 24th, 2017, 5:31 pm

brayden box wrote:
freed2003 wrote:How do you find the date a quadrangle was made? There seems to be a lot of dates at the bottom left


The date is in the bottom right corner, and photo revision (if applicable) will be right under it.

The bottom left corner can also be used to find information with a date, such as topology compilation date, Field Checked date,...
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » March 29th, 2017, 11:42 pm

Hey for anyone who has had state or regionals, are people following up with the change of less emphasis on top and the use of Internet genraged maps?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » March 30th, 2017, 6:06 am

freed2003 wrote:Hey for anyone who has had state or regionals, are people following up with the change of less emphasis on top and the use of Internet genraged maps?

Idk, at our regional there was a serious focus on topo, with many more questions.
my events tend to deal with really big or small things ..
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