Surveying

Introduction:

This competition is to test teams on basic surveying techniques such as distance measurements, levelling, and traversing.

Objective:

Teams will compete to test their ability to basic surveying techniques. The winning team will be the team with the most points at the end of the competition.

Rules:

  • Each school may enter one team of four members.
  • It is recommended to provide your own equipment if at all possible, due to limited resources.
  • The equipment should include (not limited to):
    • Tripod
    • Philadelphia Rod
    • Auto Level
    • Total Station
    • Engineering Tape (100ft)
    • Plumb Bob
    • Field Book
    • Calculator (No programmable calculators)
    • Prism with Pole
  • Judges will have a right to disallow the use of any equipment that may give a team an unfair advantage.
  • Consultation with any person other than the member of your team is not allowed.
  • Each team should come prepared for inclement weather. In case of inclement weather conditions, each team will take a written problem solving test covering surveying principles.

Event:

The competition will consist of all or minimum two of the following events:

  • Distance Measurement: Each team will tape and pace several distances between fixed points.
  • Leveling: Each team will calculate the elevation of several turning points between one benchmark to another benchmark.
  • Traverse: Each team will find the interior angles of a traverse that is made by a series of fixed points.

All measurements and calculations must be recorded in a field book using professional standards.

Each event will have a maximum allowed time and will be announced at the competition.

Scoring:

Each event will be judged 80% on accuracy and 20% based on the time taken to complete. In an event of tie between any two teams, the team with best accuracy will be awarded the higher place.