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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby matthew8817 » May 4th, 2010, 6:12 am

Well last year in Georgia, they had a story about Jack Bauer (never watched 24. Don't know how to spell his name) trying to stop some villan who was trying to poison the water for the nationals competition so we would all be too tired to compete. The test included the Georgia highway map and a few topos near the campus of the competition. So in one word, yes. i think they will probably use the illinios state map.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby sweetp » May 5th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Does anyone else use a map scale wheel? We use one (for those of you who don't know, you can set the scale and roll it along the map to measure things) but have never seen anyone else using one.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » May 5th, 2010, 5:26 pm

no but that sounds interesting.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 5th, 2010, 6:47 pm

I've never even heard of that.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby robotman » May 6th, 2010, 5:49 am

I have seen one before never in a competition though

nor have i thought about getting one however

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby sparky007 » May 7th, 2010, 5:26 pm

just wondering, is UTM any different that longitude/latitude?

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Postby zyzzyva980 » May 7th, 2010, 6:28 pm

This site was a great help:
http://www.maptools.com/UsingUTM/

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 8th, 2010, 2:46 pm

It's based on latitude and longitude but it's not exactly the same. Latitude and longitude serve as reference points from where the distances are calculated. That should help you a bit to understanding it. :)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » May 8th, 2010, 3:18 pm

also UTM changes slightly as time goes by.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby sparky007 » May 9th, 2010, 7:47 am

Thanks, but I still have a few questions.

First, when writing the coordinates,do you need to inculde mE or mN?

If you don't have a grid ruler, can you just use the same formula for longitude/latitude?

And where is the zone info on the map?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » May 9th, 2010, 8:02 am

zone info i think is near the scale, you might want to check that though.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » May 23rd, 2010, 10:53 am

is there gonna be gps on road next year? cuz i heard there was.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Friedoyster3 » May 23rd, 2010, 12:25 pm

I just have to say the best question was the one "what is the name of the lake that is at ________(I don't remember exactly where)" answer: "Nameless Lake"
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Postby zyzzyva980 » May 23rd, 2010, 12:26 pm

How was the National test? I heard it was difficult.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » May 23rd, 2010, 1:40 pm

wat do you think? it a nats test.
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