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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby hippo9 » March 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm

hippo9 wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
hippo9 wrote: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.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » March 13th, 2018, 8:20 pm

hippo9 wrote:
dxu46 wrote: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 .
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby hippo9 » March 13th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
hippo9 wrote:
dxu46 wrote: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
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » March 13th, 2018, 8:22 pm

hippo9 wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
hippo9 wrote: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.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby hippo9 » March 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm

dxu46 wrote:
hippo9 wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote: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
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » March 13th, 2018, 8:24 pm

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » April 6th, 2018, 4:54 pm

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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ELG: -/6/-/-
GLM: -/-/-/31
WIDI: -/-/-/24


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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:This seriously needs a revival, so...
Convert the following azimuths into bearings.
S 34 W
N 52 E
S 9 E
N 18 W

*bearings into azimuths...
anyway:
1. 214 degrees
2. 52 degrees
3. 171 degrees
4. 342 degrees

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » April 6th, 2018, 5:07 pm

dxu46 wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:This seriously needs a revival, so...
Convert the following azimuths into bearings.
S 34 W
N 52 E
S 9 E
N 18 W

*bearings into azimuths...
anyway:
1. 214 degrees
2. 52 degrees
3. 171 degrees
4. 342 degrees

Whoops! Anyway, all correct. Your turn.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 11th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Kinda forgot abut question marathons, but here
1. Latitude and Longitude are measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
2. UTM is measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
3. How many sections are in a township/range?
4. How are the sections in a township arranged? (feel free to draw a picture)
5. Each section is approximately ___ x ___ [unit of measure]s

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 24th, 2018, 7:05 pm

dxu46 wrote:
Kinda forgot abut question marathons, but here
1. Latitude and Longitude are measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
2. UTM is measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
3. How many sections are in a township/range?
4. How are the sections in a township arranged? (feel free to draw a picture)
5. Each section is approximately ___ x ___ [unit of measure]s

Is anyone going to answer this? Should I just post the answers?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Anomaly » April 24th, 2018, 7:12 pm

dxu46 wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
Kinda forgot abut question marathons, but here
1. Latitude and Longitude are measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
2. UTM is measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
3. How many sections are in a township/range?
4. How are the sections in a township arranged? (feel free to draw a picture)
5. Each section is approximately ___ x ___ [unit of measure]s

Is anyone going to answer this? Should I just post the answers?

My road partner said he was going to, but he never got around to making an account and answering them RIP.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 28th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Well, my road career is over most likely, so I should post the answers:
dxu46 wrote:
Kinda forgot abut question marathons, but here
1. Latitude and Longitude are measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
2. UTM is measured in (answer as [unit of measure] [two directions])
3. How many sections are in a township/range?
4. How are the sections in a township arranged? (feel free to draw a picture)
5. Each section is approximately ___ x ___ [unit of measure]s

Answers
1. Degrees/Minutes/Seconds N/W
2. Meters N/E
3. 36
4.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36
5. 1 by 1 miles

Someone else can post a question.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby willpan99 » April 30th, 2018, 4:39 pm

As my partner said, my Road Scholar career is also over. Except he gets another year and I don't :cry: .

Here's a question set:

Creve Coeur 1954 Quadrangle
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1. What quadrangle is SE of this one?
2. Now that you're there, calculate the latitudinal, longitudinal, and UTM coordinates of the flag on my school, depicted as "Watkins High School."
3. This high school is next to a ________ road.
4. US-40 got upgraded to what is now I-64 during this time. When one leaves the map on this highway going east, how many miles does it take to reach I-170?
5. This E neat line has a value of ________.
5. Deer Creek also exits the map close to this neat line and flows in a ___ direction.

For more questions check out the three tests I posted on the test exchange ;)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 30th, 2018, 4:46 pm

willpan99 wrote:2. Now that you're there, calculate the latitudinal, longitudinal, and UTM coordinates of the flag on my school, depicted as "Watkins High School."

Err, calculating lat/long/UTM online is a Herculean effort, so...


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