Ambassador Spotlight “Paul Burrows”

In today’s Ambassador Spotlight, we discover a little more about our Brand Ambassador Paul Burrows from the UK.

How long have you been in the industry? I started working for Leica Geosystems in early 2007. Prior to this I worked for Birmingham Archaeology at the University of Birmingham in their Visual and Spatial Technology Centre

Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Get Kids into Survey! 

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? Because I see how important surveying is and I know first hand that some customers are struggling to get the right numbers of qualified staff, and this is an industry which is growing.

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? It impacts everything you do/see, in almost every way – roads, buildings, infrastructure… it will also prove of even greater importance in the future as all this data is used for analytics, machine learning and AI to help power the autonomous infrastructure of the future

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? I will use my various platforms and industry connections to help drive adoption of the GKIS tools and thus get more kids interested in this varied discipline

What are your hobbies? Running, Walking, Reading (yawn, I know, but it relaxes me), Gaming (I have 3 kids who are PS4/XBOX obsessed!), and I love cars also.

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? I think Leica Geosystems already has one… (Indeed, it’s Draco Dragon).

What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? How surveying is powering our autonomous future…