Surveyors Week 2021

I’m sure everyone is aware how important Surveyors Week is to the industry. With the average age of a surveyor rising, with more retiring than being recruited each year… there is definitely call for change!

We began our campaign last month to collect everyone’s stories and create some snippets of information to share with the community. This is so they can see how awesome a career in geospatial really is!

Our aim: to showcase how diverse the industry is, what adventures it can take you on and the opportunities it could bring.

Please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more fun content. Plus longer videos are being added to our YouTube channel throughout the week.


Please see our other blogs which celebrate surveyors:


Surveyors Most Memorable Days at Work

Some ‘Wild’ Days at Work

Surveyors Tales

A Surveyors Short Story



In 1984 the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) established  NATIONAL SURVEYORS WEEK in the United States to recognize and promote the many contributions by surveyors and the surveying profession in all aspects of life. U.S. President Ronald Reagan also signed a Presidential Proclamation in 1984 recognizing National Surveyors Week and asking citizens to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities paying tribute to professional surveyors and their contribution to society.  Since then National Surveyors Week has been held annually beginning with the 3rd Sunday in March.

Initial discussions were held in 2008 by John Hohol (Head of the NSPS Delegation to FIG) with the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) about establishing a Global Surveyors’ Day.

CLGE (the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors) launched its first DAY OF THE EUROPEAN SURVEYOR in 2012 on the 500th anniversary of Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator’s birth.

During the 2013 CLGE General Assembly meeting at the European Space Expo in Budapest, Hungary, the Budapest Declaration was signed by Jean-Yves Pirlot, CLGE President, John Hohol, representing NSPS, and Gyorgy Domokos, Hungarian CLGE Delegate requesting that the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) consider the creation of a common worldwide Surveyors’ Day.

By the initiative of CLGE and NSPS with the endorsement of FIG the Première celebration of Global Surveyors’ Day 2018 was held exactly in the middle of the World Bank‘s annual Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, D.C. USA.


Pictured- the signing of the Budapest Declaration, which lead to the establishment Global Surveyors Day.



If you would like to get more involved with getting kids into survey, consider becoming a Get Kids into Survey Brand Ambassador. Or if you are part of a company, please consider becoming part of our sponsorship family. We rely on the industry to help fund our efforts of making our free resources, which get distributed around as many kids as possible (worldwide!).


Here are a couple of frequently asked questions:

  • What is a Brand Ambassador?

A Brand Ambassador shares our vision of wanting to share the amazing Geospatial Industry with the younger generation. Actively taking part in helping educate them whether that be going into schools, talks at local industry shows, plus be able to give GKiS helpful feedback when required.

  • What are my sponsorship options?

We have a number of different packages available, at different price points. At the moment you can create your own character and include it in a poster or an activity page in our comic book, or you can create a custom poster for your own country or network. 

  • What do I get as a sponsor?

You get to create your very own character that represents you or your country and your logo on our resources. You will also get international coverage of your brand through printed and downloadable resources, high profile social media coverage and inclusion on the GKiS website, as well as the knowledge that you are investing in the future of the geospatial industry.