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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » April 20th, 2010, 5:32 pm

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 » April 20th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Sorry for the double post, here's what I got:
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 » April 20th, 2010, 6:47 pm

Some one plz helpp
finding magnetic declination over time
azimuths and bearings
drawing a map using their instructions
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby oh joy » April 21st, 2010, 11:58 am

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
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » April 21st, 2010, 1:53 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 » April 22nd, 2010, 4:45 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 » April 22nd, 2010, 4:55 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][/wiki]. You can find stuff about sectors there too.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby smarticle13 » April 22nd, 2010, 5:23 pm

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » April 23rd, 2010, 8:35 pm

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][/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 » April 23rd, 2010, 8:40 pm

page 13 i believe.
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