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Postby bernard » August 31st, 2017, 12:20 pm

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » September 19th, 2017, 2:16 pm

Really, no posts here yet?

Just to start on some discussion, I noticed the rules included a new section on Satellite and Internet maps; I think they're going for more of a Remote Sensing thing, and perhaps to make the event seem more relevant. Thoughts?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Diego » September 19th, 2017, 4:25 pm

I have noticed that to........It seems like they are trying to embrace twenty first century tech............Do you thing we will be able to access some sort of electronic device? The rules say that you cant bring any devices. So will they have some sort of device?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby NeilMehta » September 19th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Diego wrote:I have noticed that to........It seems like they are trying to embrace twenty first century tech............Do you thing we will be able to access some sort of electronic device? The rules say that you cant bring any devices. So will they have some sort of device?

Pretty much all the tests are written on paper - I don’t really see an opportunity to use devices
my events tend to deal with really big or small things ..
so now i do fermi : ^)

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Postby Diego » September 19th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Ok. Thanks. :D :D

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Postby Diego » September 20th, 2017, 12:15 pm

https://goo.gl/images/B4ZE3c

This is Menodcino County
Its nickname is Mendo
Its population is 87,649 as of 2015
The main highway is CA-1
Its only Science Olympiad team in the county is Pomolita Middle School

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Postby dxu46 » September 20th, 2017, 5:12 pm

Diego wrote:https://goo.gl/images/B4ZE3c

This is Menodcino County
Its nickname is Mendo
Its population is 87,649 as of 2015
The main highway is CA-1
Its only Science Olympiad team in the county is Pomolita Middle School

Is this supposed to be a question? If so, please post it on the Road Scholar Question Marathons (without the answers).

Also, these questions are slightly unorthodox. I don't think you have to know about different SciOly teams in different regions ( ;) ) and it would be rather hard to memorize all of the counties in every state :D !

These questions have some real potential! If you provided a topographic map (has a division between Mendocino and ____ county) and a highway map (has population), these questions would be a great contribution to the forums!
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Postby BasuSiddha23 » September 20th, 2017, 6:48 pm

Does anyone happen to know any reliable sources on interpreting aerial images while we're on the subject? What does it mean when it says the satellite images will be in the visible light spectrum? Does it just mean we'll be able to see them?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Unome » September 21st, 2017, 3:57 am

BasuSiddha23 wrote:What does it mean when it says the satellite images will be in the visible light spectrum? Does it just mean we'll be able to see them?

It means you won't get non-visible wavelengths mapped to the RGB channels (which is common in Remote Sensing). You can Google "NIR plants satellite" and look through the images for examples of false color images (specifically, those with NIR>R, R>G, G>B).
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Diego » September 21st, 2017, 1:07 pm

Sorry!!!I will post there in the futer. :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » September 23rd, 2017, 4:36 pm

Diego wrote:Sorry!!!I will post there in the futer. :D :D :D :D :D


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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Benedict » October 16th, 2017, 12:48 pm

I have an question.
Do you know which map are we using for Road Scholar during the 2017-2018 session?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby drcubbin » October 16th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Same here. I see they are supplying students with the maps, but do they know yet which maps they are going to be using?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » October 16th, 2017, 6:37 pm

Benedict wrote:I have an question.
Do you know which map are we using for Road Scholar during the 2017-2018 session?

drcubbin wrote:Same here. I see they are supplying students with the maps, but do they know yet which maps they are going to be using?

Are you talking about competitions? Because you're not supposed to know what maps they will be using for tests until when you walk into that room.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby drcubbin » October 17th, 2017, 6:35 am

We have quite a selection of previously used Road Scholar maps which we are attempting to match up with past tests. We have been going through the questions on the past test for any indicators of what specific map was used. But aside from this "peck and hunt" method, does anyone have a method of gathering matching materials for this event?


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