Welcome to our latest Brand Ambassador Matthew Jensen from Hampshire, UK:
Where did you study? What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? How did you get into surveying? I (MatthewJensen) trained in Architecture, after starting my career as a trainee Quantity Surveyor within Civil Engineering. My Architectural career started working for large Aviation and Hotel projects (such as Hilton Worldwide) for multiple London large practices. Of which, I started my own multi-disciplinary consultancy in 2016, of which had a part focus on the Maritime sector. In 2017/2018 we realised that 3D data capture was an important value proposition to our end-users, so we adopted 3D laser scanning as part of our consultancy offering – especially within Maritime.
If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? Multidisciplinary Architecture, Scanning and Project Management consultancy
How long have you been in the industry? 15 years
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Royal Institute of Naval Architects (AssocRINA)
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? We want to influence younger upcoming talents about future survey technologies within our specific markets, and how important they are for the product life cycle and future of digitalisation.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Reality capture and Geospatial Technologies are the future.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? As a Governor of a local school, we are regularly providing insight into Geospatial technologies, Maritech and Contech! We are also a member of Maritime UK Careers, and aim to influence youngsters into fantastic prospects within the Maritime and Geospatial industries.
What are your hobbies? Piano, Boating, Clay pigeon shooting, Sea fishing, Travel, Tennis and Classic Cars.
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? Definitely Miles!
What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? A Maritime one!
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? As our business is evolving with Technological advances within industry, we are looking for any candidates who might show an interest in the future Survey/reality capture. Please get in touch with us!