Using Triangulation
to Measure Mountain
Ranges on Mars:
A Look at Stereopsis
& Computer Vision




  • SUBJECT:
  • Geometry

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • 1. Students will be able to assess whether they have enough information to find the dimensions of a distant object.
  • 2. Students will describe triangulation and why it is useful.
  • 3. Students will compute the Surface Area and/or Volume of a solid given limited information from two known locations.
  • 4. Students will construct a Graphometer|Alidade|Surveyors Compass.
  • 5. Students will justify the accuracy of their measurement of nearby objects, and predict what occurs, as objects are geospatially further apart

  • LEARNING STANDARDS:
  • Measurement Standard
  • Geometry and Spatial Sense Standard
  • Data Analysis & Probability Standard