Mississippi State University

Conclave 2004

Photogrammetry Rules

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  1. Each member club may enter one contestant.
  2. All equipment such as stereoscopes, scales, dividers, dot grids, protractors, pocket magnifiers, parallax wedges, etc., will be furnished by the contestants, not the host school.
  3. Restriction: Stereoscopes are limited to pocket size, non-reflector, non-electric types. The overall dimensions of stereoscopes will not exceed 3" x 6" x 1" (about the size of the U.S. Army CF-8 pocket stereoscope).
  4. The intent of the above restriction is to encourage initiative in developing new devices, but only of the type normally useful and applicable to the rugged and remote pedestrian-type field conditions in which foresters commonly operate.
  5. The photo exam may be prepared by a faculty member of the host school using photos from the southeast.Photos of areas familiar to the students of the host school, such as photos of the host school's campus,are not to be used.
  6. The selected interpreter will prepare the exercises according to his or her well-considered judgment, in the number of copies requested by the host club, and with a set of answers. He will deliver them in a sealed envelope to the Dean, Head of the Forestry School or Department, or head rules judge of the host institution, as requested by the host club. Tests should be checked to make sure all is in order.
  7. The official answer sheet should show answers with the correct one in a range, e.g., 10.5 acres +/- 1 acre, to allow for photo paper dimension changes, use of different instruments, etc. A deduction may be shown for another range somewhat less accurate, etc.
  8. Suggested source of photos: Committee of Aerial Photography, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801.
  9. The photogrammetry test will be at least 50% oriented towards interpretation and will be a maximum of two (2) hours long.
  10. No textbooks, notes, or equations may be used by contestants.
  11. Manufactured equipment used by contestants may not be altered in any way (i.e., no notes or equations).
  12. The stations must be at least five (5') feet apart.

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