Ambassador Spotlight ‘Rhian French’

Welcome to our Brand Ambassador Rhian French from Hampshire, UK! Let’s get to know her in this quick fire Q&A:

If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? I provide PR services for geospatial organisations – I help surveyors in National Mapping Agencies explain why what they do is important.

How long have you been in the industry? Since 2000

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

Professional Ambassador and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (FRGS). 

Proactive Member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI)

Enthusiastic supporter of Women in Geospatial

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I think it’s brilliant and a really engaging way ti inspire to next generation of geospatial professionals. I already attend careers fairs, schools and universities in the local area talking about my job and trying to inspire people to consider at as a career.

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? It actual makes a difference to climate change, creating a fairer world, responding to and preventing disasters – all highly visual and easy to understand solutions to the challenges they will face as the next generation.

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? What ever you need me to but also happy to promote via my AGI membership and involvement in RGS

What are your hobbies? I love exploring new places, meeting new people (I’m very nosy!) I love maps and use them to explore outside, I really enjoy nature – from wildlife watching to gardening.

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? I have one – 3T the Polar Bear (thanks Elly!)

What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? A little GIF for use in social media/presentations would be great.