Character Spotlight ‘SEAM Surveys’

Welcome to SEAM Surveys who are our latest sponsor for the soon to be released Australia Poster!

Company Name SEAM Surveys

LocationAustralia & New Zealand

Why did you get involved in Get Kids into Survey? We have worked with high schools to explain what surveying is for a while now BUT… GKiS can spread the word about how COOL surveying is to kids of all ages!! Our partners MOONYAH are partnering SEAM to work with Indigenous students which is why the First Australians’ Survey Poster was so exciting!  

What do you do? We like to explain it as “We Measure Everything” from up in the air, on the ground, underground and even underwater to help people build important things like roads, buildings and mining operations. We use 4×4 trucks, boats, drones (helicopters and planes), lasers plus supercomputers with the latest technology and programs.   

How long have you been in the Survey Industry? SEAM has been around for 11 years, but our team members are both young and old have been surveying for between 1 year and 30 years!

How did you get into the Industry? Most of our team wanted to work outside and also with computers, so they did a surveying course or started a traineeship with a survey company.

Funny Fact about the youOur team travel all over Australia and they can live wherever they want. Even on the other side of our country. So they get to see lots of things that most others will never see working just near home.

Favourite piece of kit and why? Laser Scanners – they create a “3-Dimensional World” exactly the same as the real world of everything you can see and they do it super-fast. Measuring over 1 million laser shots per second! We can send this model to people all over the world to help build big projects for tomorrow.

Favourite Survey technique and why? Underground Surveying – because it’s exciting and different doing our job in the dark and still managing to get it all done!  

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How did you choose the character and what does he/she/it represent? Mean to you? What’s his/her name? Our Characters are Saia & Anthony –important to us because they are Indigenous Role Models. These two brothers played for the “Wallabies” our National Rugby Team and help mentor other indigenous people including through surveying with Seam!