Ambassador Spotlight ‘Joseph Elwell’

Introducing our latest Brand Ambassador Joseph Elwell from Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA:


Where did you study? I attended the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio grated in 1972 with a degree in Civil engineering.
What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? I have licenses in Ohio where they require a 4-year degree and I have a license in Pennsylvania where they require a 2-year degree.
Both states require 4 years’ experience.
How did you get into surveying? A summer job while I was in High School as a Surveyor helper started my career.
How long have you been in the industry? I have practiced surveying for 50 plus years.
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I want to be a GKIS Ambassador to encourage young people to get into the surveying profession.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Surveying is so cool, and it is a rewarding job that allows you to work in many environments.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? As an ambassador I plan to work with the Scouts as a Surveying Merit Badge Counselor.
What are your hobbies? My hobbies are gardening and wood working.