Introducing our latest Brand Ambassador from Germany, it is Olaf Wysocki!
If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? I am Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Chair of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Also I used to work as GIS Specialist in SHH, Wroclaw, Poland.
How long have you been in the industry? roughly 3 years
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Runder Tisch GIS e.V. (https://rundertischgis.de/)
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I think that this is an excellent idea to spread the word about the industry. I enjoy spending time with kids and I know that we are building the current world but they will build the future. The future will be as good as kids raised now.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? The interest in the geospatial industry is gradually decreasing year by year. This can be observed by number of students enrolled each year at universities in Germany. I believe that this can be changed. One needs to show the wonderful geospatial world to young people even before they start their professional career.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? I would like to organise some events both in Germany and in Poland for kids to show the geospatial industry and science.
What are your hobbies? Manchester United, football, hiking, travelling, cinematography, and recently wood carving
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? Smiling Lion
What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? I think that quizzes and comic books are great for kids
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? I used to be a scout mentor for kids. I really enjoyed showing young people how to use a compass, map and find the right azimuth. Also, I have been a mentor for teenagers abroad. These experiences show me that you can give something to younger people and they always pay you back with a priceless smile.