Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: USGLO MONUMENTS AND OTHERS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339

    USGLO MONUMENTS AND OTHERS



    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.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339
    NEAR CX1889 DEMING SOUTH BASE


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    846
    Geo those are awsome I hope to find some like that soon.
    If your not living life on the edge your taking up too much space!!!!!!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339

    LITTLE DRIVE

    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339

    USC&GC GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    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/gc...r/error_f.html

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    846
    GEO those are very interesting links. Its all greek to me. I geuss I'm just not that smart.hahahahahaha
    If your not living life on the edge your taking up too much space!!!!!!


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339

    GREEK

    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/...reek/index.asp

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

    ANGULAR MEASUREMENT(ANGLES)

    http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/a...fr/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_...Aristotle.html

    http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_...7/Ptolemy.html

    http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_..._Nicolaus.html

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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Morrilton
    Posts
    327
    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


    Take time to smell the roses and love the grandkids.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    846
    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.
    If your not living life on the edge your taking up too much space!!!!!!


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Flint Rock Hills,MO.
    Posts
    339
    Geezer I guess that would be called the rule of THUMB
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •