Introducing Frederico Bayonas from Alicante, Spain!
Where did you study? I started studying Surveying Engineering while finishing my compulsory military service in 1992 in Polytechnic University of Valencia.
What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? In Spain you must have a Surveying Engineering University Degree and be part of the official surveying institution. Something like RICS in the UK. Meanwhile, there are other technical professionals doing surveying jobs.
How did you get into surveying? When I was teenager I used to see those strange people with their tripods in many different places and wanted to become one of them!
If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? Nowadays, I’m in the building industry however in the purchasing department.
How long have you been in the industry? I have been civil works surveyor for almost 20 years
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Not at the moment.
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? Because I love the work you make and also love kids!
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? I think most people arrive to the university without knowing exactly what are they going to work in the future while choosing this studies.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Helping you to difuse your posters, and the rest of information and even translate into Spanish for non-English speakers.
What are your hobbies? Road cycling, family hiking and learning languages
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? For me I’d choose Cap. Alice. But for the company I’m working at.
What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? While I was studying at the University (early 90’s) a teacher used to tell us that we will be the first surveyors on Mars…LOL But today’s next generations will! So what about a Mars surveying poster?
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? Encourage you to to keep on with your fabulous work for children!