1. What does an x symbolize on a topographic map?
2. The longitude of the western neat line of Quadrangle A is 30 degrees west. What is the longitude of the western neat line of the quadrangle directly to the southwest of Quadrangle A?

1. Spot elevation
2.37.5 degrees West

Sorry for double posting but make sure to check the wording.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: March 13th, 2018, 8:20 pm

by Tailsfan101

1. Spot elevation
2.37.5 degrees West

Your first one is correct, however the 2nd is wrong.

I believe #2 is 32.5° W.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: March 13th, 2018, 8:21 pm

by hippo9

1. Spot elevation
2.37.5 degrees West

Your first one is correct, however the 2nd is wrong.

I believe #2 is 32.5° W.

No your overthinking it
How big is a basic quadrangle?
Hopefully that helps

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: March 13th, 2018, 8:22 pm

by dxu46

Your first one is correct, however the 2nd is wrong.

I believe #2 is 32.5° W.

No your overthinking it
How big is a basic quadrangle?
Hopefully that helps

Um. 7.5 seconds.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: March 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm

by hippo9

I believe #2 is 32.5° W.

No your overthinking it
How big is a basic quadrangle?
Hopefully that helps

Um. 7.5 seconds.

7.5 minutes so the answer to number 2 would be 30 degrees 7 minutes 30 seconds west
EDIT: sorry for vagueness in my hint, but I meant that since a USGS quadrangle is 7.5 minutes by 7.5 minutes you could use that to determine the neat line of the neighboring quad

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: March 13th, 2018, 8:24 pm

by dxu46

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Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 6th, 2018, 4:54 pm

by Tailsfan101

This seriously needs a revival, so...
Convert the following azimuths into bearings.
S 34 W
N 52 E
S 9 E
N 18 W

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm

by dxu46

This seriously needs a revival, so...
Convert the following azimuths into bearings.
S 34 W
N 52 E
S 9 E
N 18 W

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