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Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 20th, 2010, 5:32 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 20th, 2010, 5:38 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Re: Magnetic Declination

Posted: April 20th, 2010, 6:47 pm
by Jocool
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

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 21st, 2010, 11:58 am
by oh joy
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

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 21st, 2010, 1:53 pm
by zyzzyva980
Do your best and use common sense, you'll probably be able to figure it out using the index contours.

Azimuths and Bearings

Posted: April 22nd, 2010, 4:45 pm
by tennisfan
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?

STATES TOMORROW!!! PLZZZ HELLPPP

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 22nd, 2010, 4:55 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Remember, you can bring in as many notes as you want. So take as many notes as possible!

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 22nd, 2010, 5:23 pm
by smarticle13
THANKS!

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 8:35 pm
by Jocool
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.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 8:40 pm
by Jocool
page 13 i believe.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 24th, 2010, 10:46 am
by lkanakamedala0
Hey, does anybody know what states will be like for Road Scholar since I am new to this...

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 24th, 2010, 12:09 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 27th, 2010, 1:07 pm
by cooltiger
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.)

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 27th, 2010, 1:10 pm
by Jocool
i agree. although often, they use new questions that involve things that aren't at regionals.

Re: Road Scholar B

Posted: April 27th, 2010, 9:33 pm
by freakofnature17
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.