Get Kids into Survey!

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In 2015 RICS reported over 85% of UK Surveyors said that they experienced recruiting problems due to lack of qualified applicants.  In today’s The Daily Telegraph Thursday 16th November 2017; “the skills shortage has now overtaken planning and regulation as the second biggest problem facing the industry”

POB Magazine in America reported a shortage of surveyors full stop!  The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) both launched ‘Young Surveyors Networks, supporting surveyors aged 35 years and under, however there is a much more basic challenge to be had: starting with the kids (aged 13 and under).

I’ve made it part of my mission to help RAISE the standards in the Geospatial Industry Globally.  Part of my mission is to attract young blood and I have dedicated this page to sharing some of the exciting things we will be doing.  Elaine Ball Ltd will be helping to build awareness of the survey industry globally by delivering fun interactive educational content for the young generation (Generation Z (1996 – 2010) and Gen Alpha (2011-2025).

Many thanks to Phil Shuttleworth for the image of his kids setting out their Wendy House!

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Get Kids into Survey

As part of this campaign I am designing POSTERS showcasing some of the survey jobs, surveyors do.  The posters are aimed at kids 8-12 years old (and adults too of course) and for their survey mums and dads to walk their children through the magical world of survey.

The plan so far is to produce one poster per quarter with two special editions.

Quarter 4 2017 – English Countryside (Nov)

Quarter 1 2018 – Antarctica (Feb)

Quarter 2 2018 – Smart Cities (May)

Quarter 3 2018 – Mining Australia (July)

Quarter 4 2018 – Forestry (Oct)

Special Edition 1 – Intergeo 16-18 (Oct)

Special Edition 2 – TBC (?)

We have now run out of the Antarctica Edition however, don’t fret, Smart Cities is due out in May!

From May 2018 onwards there will be a small charge for the posters as this will help us deliver more and more exciting educational content to the industry.  I am happy to send you the print version pdf if you wish to print direct – just let me know!  You can contact me on WhatsApp +447825 517 850 or email elaine @ or on our awesome contact form.


Stage 3 of the Campaign “Get Kids into Survey- Smart Cities – based on London”

We are printing 3000 copies and shipping world wide!   We will also have some very very very exciting news to share shortly and it invovles the NSPS!  Stay tuned folks!

All mentions using hashtag #GetKidsInToSurvey will be retweeted (RT) and any major conferences, shows, school parties… you name it – I will post below!  We also have a new team coming on board to help make sure our delivery is up to scratch, as we have been a little overwhelmed by the number of requests to date!  A big thank you to YOU!

A BIG Thank You to the following sponsors:

  1. Topcon – Dave Bennett
  2. Leica Geosystems – John Fraser
  3. Trimble – Ian Pennington
  4. Certainty3D/ TopoDOT – Ted Knaak
  5. Storm Geomatics/ GeoRiver – Mike Hopkins
  6. GeoSLAM – Mark Ried & Stuart Cadge
  7. NSPS – Tim Burch
  8. KOREC Group – Helen Gilmartin 
  9. NEI – Kelli Poche Guidry
  10. Bowman Consulting – Phil Fedor
  11. Geocurve – Gary Nel 

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Are you a surveyor looking for work? Need help to network? If so, include your details for here.

Why us?

  • Our background is in survey equipment, so we know the industry very well
  • We understand the terminology
  • We work globally with 90% of our client base in USA
  • We have a massive network of contacts

Who do we work with?

Get Kids into Survey with GeoGinger & Prof. Topo

Find out more…..

  • Call Elaine on +447825 517 850
  • Skype Elaine on elaine_EBTM
  • Email Elaine on elaine @

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