By: Mojgan Jadidi
As a tradition of each summer, ESSE 2630 Field Survey camp was offered for Second Year Geomatics Engineering/Science and Civil Engineering students from April 25th to May 8th. There was a total of 68 students working within 13 groups, combining both Geomatics and Civil students. Per nature of field camp, the class always ran between 8:30 am and 9:00 pm with a combination of lecture, field, and office work.
As part of the assessment and to create fun ambiance at the end, a Total Station Setup Competition is conducted each year where students compete to have a proper set up (centre on the target and level) in the minimum amount of time. There are two categories of winners: a group winner and an individual winner.
This year, the competition ended with setup champions as follows:
Philip Marano (Civil Eng, 1 min 07 sec)
Group Winner: Group 08 with average 1 min 37 sec
Naveen Faizaan GE
Chapman Ryder CE
Kaimgi Zaid CE
Patel Preet CE
Valadao Ryan CE
Farquhar Dion GE
The field survey camp has ended successfully in a great ambiance and satisfaction, despite fatigue and hard work of all the students, TAs, and the instructor. All Geomatics and Civil students enjoyed working together and gaining experience from each other.