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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 26th, 2009, 6:02 pm

Yeah, that's right. The magnetic declination can be found here: Road Scholar Wiki
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by bleachdog » March 28th, 2009, 7:09 am

hey wat are slope and profiles?

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by bleachdog » March 28th, 2009, 7:13 am

i was looking at the rule book and it said i needed to know wat a profile and slope are
i have no idea wat they are can u help out?

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 28th, 2009, 7:26 am

For Slope do you mean Slope Gradient? Slope Gradient is exactly what it sounds like- calculating the gradient of a slope on land. You can do this on a quadrangle by finding the change in elevation between two points and dividing it by the distance between two points. Then, multiply by 100. Remember though, to accurately find the elevation between the two points, you need to look at the Contour Interval.

A profile is basicly a graph showing the relationship between distance and elevation. This is what a topographic profile looks like: http://www.uwec.edu/geography/ivogeler/ ... rofile.jpg

This website has a fairly good description on how to profile: http://geology.isu.edu/geostac/Field_Ex ... ofiles.htm
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Avis_de-Incendia » March 28th, 2009, 7:15 pm

Me and my partner dove into this event; we didn't know we were doing it until like 20 minutes before we realized Road Scholar needed substitutes. :roll:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 2win » March 28th, 2009, 8:02 pm

I know, and miraculously, they got 2nd! And they weren't even subs, it was only because the girls doing it were too lazy to do it.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » March 29th, 2009, 6:43 am

How much does one need to know about the Public Land Survey System?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Jocool » March 29th, 2009, 7:58 am

not a whole lot about them itself, just the systems they created.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » March 29th, 2009, 8:06 am

Well, you need to know how to write the descriptions. That's very important. You need to be able to find where a test is saying something is, and you need to be able to write it yourself. You should know how the sections and the townships are set up. Maybe it's a good idea to know which states use PLSS, because not all do, but I haven't had to know that on any test that I've taken yet.

PLSS is one of the most important things in Road Scholar, and I definetly reccomend learning everything you can about the system.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Jocool » March 29th, 2009, 8:07 am

thats what i said :| .
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