Ambassador Spotlight ‘David Iping’

Welcome to our latest Brand Ambassador David Iping from Australia:

Where did you study? Ultimo Tafe

What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? Diploma in Surveying or higher

How did you get into surveying? My mother got me into surveying as my grandfather was a concreter and use to always work closely with the surveyors on-site, so when it got time to finish school I was convinced to try surveying and started working as a chainee the day after my HSC.

How long have you been in the industry? 17 years


Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Institute of Surveyors

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? As it will be a fun way to help get more people in the industry, as you see it all the time nobody knows what us surveyors do.

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? That anyone can do it, you get to work on some amazing projects and have to chance to travel the world with the career.

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Bring laughter and fun to it. Make the kids realise its cool to be a surveyor.

What are your hobbies? Drag racing, motor cross, working on performance cars and snowboarding.


If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? Me with my big smile.

What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? Mining or high rise construction.

Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? With the way the industry is moving forward with technology, you be able to play with some very cool equipment like drones and laser scanners, these tools have revolutionised the industry.