Surveying is the practice of detailed measurement for construction and planning. Using prescribed equipment and an understanding of geometry, the competitors must measure and calculate distances, angles, and elevations of features in a course. While the event has a stringent time limit, points are awarded for the highest accuracy. This event encourages thorough preparation for surveying scenarios and their methods with an emphasis on precision. Surveying is an important aspect of every Civil Engineering project and this competition showcases the field to student engineers.