How Points Work- Land Surveyors University

  1. Complete Mission

    Each level has its own group forum and a new mission or set of of tasks which must be completed to move to the next level. In order to get credit for the level you must submit evidence of your completion by starting a new discussion inside the forum of the group for that level. Like surveying in real life, you should be able to provide evidence of your completion of each level.  You should submit the evidence in form of video or photo and then include them with an explanation of how you accomplished the task inside the forum post in order to get points.  The more evidence you submit, the more points you will receive. The more your fellow members learn from your post, the more popular your post will be and thus, the more points you will receive.

  2. Upload Your Evidence, Include in Forum Post

    Upload your photos or videos to the network and add a rich description to your uploaded evidence.  The more thorough and helpful your descriptions are inside the forum post of that level, the more points you will receive for that level. Your points accumulated throughout all ten levels will determine if you are the winner of the final prize, which will be a GPS unit to use on Survey Earth in a Day 2.0.

  3. Submit Your Evidence

    Each level will have its own forum which you will use to report your completed mission back to the community by starting a new discussion and including as much information, photos and videos as possible.  Your submissions will serve as educational materials for student surveyors to learn from so be as detailed as possible when describing how you completed your mission. Each level of Land Surveyors University will eventually have a dedicated map showcasing those who completed the mission.

    The means of completing a mission and advancing to a higher level within Land Surveyors University are several and specific.  The method of evidencing a completed mission is a free choice for every member.


    Completing a mission within a level is half of the task.  Providing proof to your fellow surveyors that the task has been completed is what gets you points and thus moves you to the next level.


    How Points Work on Land Surveyors University:

    β˜† 1 Point for having another LSU member vouch for you as completing the task

    β˜†β˜† 2 Points if the other member who vouches for you was a non-member and joins LSU in order to vouch for you.

    β˜†β˜†β˜† 3 Points for uploading a photo of your completed task to the network and tagging it with the corresponding level (Example tag: Level1)

    β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† 4 Points for uploading a photo of your completed task and providing a short how-to in the description of the photo

    β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† 5 Points for uploading a video to the community showing how you accomplished your task.

    β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† 10 Points for providing all of the above information about your completed task.


    5 Points will get you to the next level

    The surveyor who completes all 10 levels of Land Surveyors University and ends up with the most points will win the grand prize (to be announced).  Each level will have its own sponsor, so there will be prizes for all levels, so put your thinking caps on and get started!



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