Category Archives: Surveying

Gizem Karslioglu

Technical Support Engineer, Seiler Instrument Indiana, USA “I would encourage folks when they pursue studies in natural sciences to consider their preferences, not their background,” says Gizem Karslioglu. “If you like spending your time outside and not behind a desk, you should be ready to try geo careers. Geo careers can have you working on...

Bronwyn Denton

Project Manager, AllTerra Land Surveying Ltd Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada While it is estimated that fewer than 10% of surveyors in British Columbia, Canada, are women, the numbers are rising, as is interest in the profession from young career seekers. This increase is reflected in more surveying lead and management positions for women in the...

Niels Balens

Surveyor, BAM Contractors – Antwerp, Belgium We first learned about Niels Balens through last year’s Outlook nominations, and in researching him as a last-minute finalist we discovered his surveying project for a new tram line in the City of Antwerp. His work was so interesting that we developed it into the feature story, “A New...

Anna Riddell

Geodetic Scientist & PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania Tasmania, Australia The fact that Earth does not sit still—that it shrinks, swells, and wiggles—has so captured the imagination of Anna Riddell that she chose a career in geodesy (and has the Twitter handle @Wiggly_Earth). During high school when Riddell began thinking about careers, she knew that...

Chan Rithy Seng

Survey Engineer, Chihe Pre & Re Engineering Ltd. Phnom Penh, Cambodia At the first FIG Young Surveyors Asia-Pacific Meeting in 2014, attendees got to meet peers from among the 44 countries represented. The representative from Cambodia, Chan Rithy Seng, made quite an impression with his enthusiasm, knowledge of the profession and related technologies, and engaging...

Shristi Paudel

Survey Officer, Government of Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal Even while studying for her bachelor’s in geomatics engineering at the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Shristi Paudel was becoming deeply involved in volunteer work for her community and for geospatial initiatives and programs, both locally and internationally. This included volunteer work recognized by the International Federation Surveyors...