AOLS at Science Rendezvous Kingston

On May 7, the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) took part in Science Rendezvous Kingston. The day was a huge success, with gorgeous spring weather, dozens of exhibitors, and 2,200 visitors celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The ever-popular AOLS table featured Get Kids Into Survey posters, historical maps of Kingston, and copies of Ontario’s first road map from 1923. We also had a drone on hand, with footage to watch on-screen, as well as 3D photo pairs, survey plans and bars, and a reflectorless total station for the kids to measure a distance. A visitor favourite was a survey plan of Kingston Township from 1783 overlaid onto a contemporary aerial map.

This event is an important tool for AOLS to promote land surveying to a large audience. Ontario needs more licensed professionals, technicians, and office staff, and what better way to get the word out than Science Rendezvous?

Check out the “STEM on Demand” site running until the 22nd of May!


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