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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:32 am

Azimuth and Bearing: I know I've explained this before. Go back a few pages on this thread.

Build-a-map: Very simple, just have a map symbols sheet, a protractor, and a ruler. Know how to read PLSS. It's really very self explanatory.

Magnetic Declination: I'm working on it.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:38 am

Sorry for the double post, here's what I got:
Wikipedia wrote:The magnetic declination in a given area will change slowly over time, possibly as much as 2-2.5 degrees every hundred years or so, depending upon how far from the magnetic poles it is. This may be insignificant to most travellers, but can be important if using magnetic bearings from old charts or metes (directions) in old deeds for locating places with any precision.
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Re: Magnetic Declination

Postby Jocool » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:47 am

tennisfan wrote:Some one plz helpp
finding magnetic declination over time
azimuths and bearings
drawing a map using their instructions

go to the road scholar wiki. i found it very helpful. http://scioly.org/wiki/Road_Scholar
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby oh joy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:58 pm

how does one tell whether to add up or subtract down from a given contour measure? i can usually tell when its a hill or mountain, but when the land is pretty flat, i dont know
내 호버크라프트는 장어로 가득 차 있어요

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:53 pm

Do your best and use common sense, you'll probably be able to figure it out using the index contours.
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Azimuths and Bearings

Postby tennisfan » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:45 pm

Okay,
I couldnt find any threads on azimuths and bearings.
Can some one plz help me on that?
and... what is the sector reference system, PLSS, and UTM?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:55 pm

Azimuth / Bearing: Go back to March 16, on page 8 of this thread. I explained it there.

UTM: Good site here that should be of help: http://www.maptools.com/UsingUTM/
It really helped me.

PLSS: Here's how you write a location in PLSS: Find the section number, then find where it is in that section. For instance, if there is an orchard in the northwest corner of section 30, then you write NW 1/4 NW 1/4 30 to start. Then, you have to write T # S R # W, which indicates township and range, and can be found in quadrangle margins. So in all a PLSS description could look like: "NW 1/4 NW 1/4 30 T12S R7W" For more information, read the Wiki. You can find stuff about sectors there too.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby smarticle13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:23 am

THANKS!
13 Medals:
Dynamic Planet (2nd place and 3rd place)
Elevated Bridge (3rd place)
Meteorology (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3rd place and another one at State!)
Road Scholar (1st place)
Shock Value (3rd place)
Solar System (1st place, 4th place)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:35 am

zyzzyva98 wrote:PLSS: Here's how you write a location in PLSS: Find the section number, then find where it is in that section. For instance, if there is an orchard in the northwest corner of section 30, then you write NW 1/4 NW 1/4 30 to start. Then, you have to write T # S R # W, which indicates township and range, and can be found in quadrangle margins. So in all a PLSS description could look like: "NW 1/4 NW 1/4 30 T12S R7W" For more information, read the Wiki. You can find stuff about sectors there too.


I know that i explained the PLSS somewhere in this thread.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:40 am

page 13 i believe.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby lkanakamedala0 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:46 pm

Hey, does anybody know what states will be like for Road Scholar since I am new to this...

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:09 pm

It should be like regionals. Somebody else should answer this because test difficulty actually went down from regionals to states for us. Just be prepared for everything and it should go fine.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby cooltiger » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:07 pm

lkanakamedala0 wrote:Hey, does anybody know what states will be like for Road Scholar since I am new to this...

Pretty much what the last poster said. I have never taken a state test (I will in about 3 days). Anyway, it's the same rules, nothings changed, the questions may just be worded diffrent to make it harder. Thats the only thing they can really do (I think, like I said I have failed to take one, well, I've taken practice tests but you know what I mean.)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:10 pm

i agree. although often, they use new questions that involve things that aren't at regionals.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freakofnature17 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:33 am

This is my team's first year for nationals and my partner and I were just curious on the highway map for the Road Scholar test. For those of you who have gone to nationals before, do they usually use the highway map for the state that the competition is being held in(so for this year Illinois)or any random state's? Thanks.
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