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GEO
08-08-2004, 11:58 AM
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/9dd7b8b2-97ae-4925-aab5-50c815d53a3a.jpg

http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CX1690

http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CX1839

Thought I would put in some of the New mexico Marks that I got this last weekend while we were out West.
I wish I had more time to get the real old ones that are still waiting.
Maybe next time.

http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/bdc00511-ba56-4951-8d49-b76fb8c7f520.jpg

GEO
08-09-2004, 09:19 PM
NEAR CX1889 DEMING SOUTH BASE

http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/485afeef-316d-4341-9a8c-61439d2a91eb.jpg

arkansas_stickerdude
08-11-2004, 10:24 PM
Geo those are awsome I hope to find some like that soon.

GEO
08-13-2004, 12:08 AM
Thanks ASDude,
All we need to do is get together and take a little drive close to ya down there.
You gotta search for the BM's with the ? mark on them.

Got alot of pictures of many more but do not want to take up bandwidth too much.

GEO
08-18-2004, 08:46 AM
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Here is the glossary for the terms used.
http://www.ak.blm.gov/ak920/map_glos.html

CARTESIAN COORDINATES
LONGITUDE- -LATTITUDE
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CartesianCoordinates.html

ERROR,ACCURACY AND PRECISION
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/error/error_f.html

arkansas_stickerdude
08-18-2004, 11:42 PM
GEO those are very interesting links. Its all greek to me. I geuss I'm just not that smart.hahahahahaha

GEO
08-19-2004, 12:25 AM
Well at least you are smart enough to figure out where it all came from anyway....................The Greeks.
The Greek Alphabet contains 24 letters,and if placed in a circle it makes the Compass with the 15* angle between each.IE. 0*,15*,30*,45*60*75*,90*....to .....180*..... to 270*.....to 360* or 0*.
I could get deep fast now,but will try and keep it fairly simple.

http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/articles/greek/index.asp

http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html

ANGULAR MEASUREMENT(ANGLES)

http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/atmos_refr/angles.html

ARISTOTLE, PLATO, SOCRATES,PTOLEMY,COPERNICUS,Were the great mathmaticians who came up with most of the formulae we still use today.

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761557129/Aristotle.html

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761562047/Ptolemy.html

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761571204/Copernicus_Nicolaus.html

I have read all their works and have studied indept into math.
I hope this helps.

Geezer_Veazey
08-19-2004, 08:17 AM
Hello, Geo.

A statement in your "ANGULAR MEASUREMENTS" link stated that the width of the thumb at arms length was approximately 2 degrees. I used that to check out a "rule of thumb" that I learned many years ago - that the sun will travel 4 fingers at arms length in 30 minutes. In other words, when the sun is 4 fingers at arms length above the horizon, it's time to bring in the mule. The sun will set in 30 minutes.

Well, it turned out to be a pretty good rule of thumb. There are 48 30-minute time periods in one 360 degree rotation of the sun (earth). That divides out to 7.5 degrees per 30 minutes. Four widths of the thumb would be 8 degrees, slightly more than four fingers since the thumb is slightly larger than the fingers.

Just thought you'd like to know.

Geezer

arkansas_stickerdude
08-19-2004, 10:48 AM
Wow thats too deep 4 me. I just look at my watch to tell me when to bring in themule. hahahaha wait I don't have a mule.

GEO
08-19-2004, 02:00 PM
Geezer I guess that would be called the rule of THUMB :lol:
I forgot to add Sir Issac Newton.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Newton.html
What is that Old saying.......sometimes you can know too much.