Character Spotlight ‘Storm Geomatics’

Introducing Jon aka The River Surveyor from Storm Geomatics! To have a go at their Wild Water and Risky Rivers Homework Project please click here.

Company Name Storm Geomatics

Location Warwickshire & Bristol England

Why is it important for your company to help Get Kids into Survey? There is an international shortage of qualified land surveyors. We have joined forces with The Survey Association in the UK to ensure “every young person knows about survey as a career.”

What do you do? I am a river surveyor! Using the latest technology I measure rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. These measurements are used by our clients who are engineers to create flood defence solutions. 

How long have you been in the survey profession? Since 2007 when I became a trainee land surveyor. I am now senior surveyor for Storm Geomatics and lead the most complex projects.  

How did you end up getting into the geospatial industry?  The opportunity came to follow a career that involved 50% of my time being on site all over the UK and 50% of my time processing the data I collect in the office.

State a funny fact about you… We once discovered a forty-foot barge at the bottom of a river during a survey.

Favourite piece of kit and why? Any kind of multibeam scanner. I spend many hours skippering our compact survey vessel Storm Geoswath I. I also play a key role in creating specialist survey techniques to gather even more data for our clients. That way they know when they use Storm Geomatics, they get the best value for money. 

Favourite Survey technique and why? Interferometric sonar because I know when I survey into the depths lakes or rivers this is the unknown and what we discover has not been found before.

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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? This character is based on Storm’s most experienced and knowledgeable river surveyor who has been with the company since it was founded in 2007.