There will be three main surveying tasks to be performed within 45 minutes. In the first two tasks students must use their skills in land surveying and knowledge of basic trigonometry. In the first task, teams must determine the distance between two points, A and B, the elevations of each of the points, A and B, and the bearing of the line AB. In the second task, teams will have to determine the elevation of a remote (inaccessible) building. The third task will consist of tape measurement over a varying terrain. Additionally, teams have the option to gain extra points through a timed instrument setup competition if they complete all scheduled tasks in the allotted 45 minutes. All three tasks need to be completed within a 45-minute block, with the extra credit task only for those teams who have already completed the three main tasks and wish to participate in the extra points competition.
The objective is to evaluate team member’s knowledge and understanding of land surveying equipment and techniques, as well as basic trigonometry in a timed setting.