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…to Get Kids into Survey!! Be one of ten, first edition activity pages going into our action packed 40 page comic book. Put your stamp on a resource that will help spread awareness of our industry.

The GeoSquad Comic will be launched May 17th as both an e-book and limited edition hard copy, ready for pre order soon.

We wanted to highlight the importance of surveyors, so what better way than showing what a world would be like WITHOUT them in it!?! This way GeoSquad go on multiple adventures applying themselves to different roles in order to save their city. Surveyors are the heroes of our story with all different types and jobs demonstrated. Answering the key question: What is a surveyor?

Set up with their VR headsets and embodied in their super mechs, the adventure begins. GeoSquad waste no time putting their mechs’ super surveying equipment to good use. They straighten and stack skyscrapers, re-route roads and fix floors, sift sewer sludge, and even save stuck kittens from tall trees. ‘MIDDLETOWN GOES MAD FOR MARVELLOUS MECHS!’ the news announces. It’s a great start. However, trouble is brewing back in their own time.

Will they shake off the school bully? Not forgetting all of the challenges in both present and future Middletown that they face. Nothing is plane sailing for these 4!

Comic Book Sponsorship

Save the future by sponsoring the GeoSquad Comic Activity pages by Get Kids into Survey

As featured in POB Magazine (35,000 circulation) in the United States and Civil Engineering Surveyor Magazine (5,000 circulation), Florida Surveyor Magazine, California Surveyor, Traverse Magazine, Primary Times, National Geographic Kids UK, New Zealand and Australia (200,000 circulation)

The e-comic book and pack will be launching May 17th 2021.

Master the Map

£1,800 / $2,450

Miles presents a birds-eye map of a village that he has compiled using images from his drone camera. He has also given the roads, buildings and other features funny names. He will challenge the reader to navigate his map, giving them a start point and an end point, and a starting instruction or two as an example. They will use compass references, road and feature names to come up with a set of directions based on Miles’s map. The fastest route will be posted on the website, where there will also be links to external kids OS map resources and activities.

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Anatomy of a Surveyor

£1,800 / $2,450

This page would include a full length figure dressed head to toe in all the gear a surveyor might need, including hand-held equipment, and surrounded by additional kit if there is space. Each item would be annotated with a description of its function, and there would also be a list of follow up questions presented by one of the squad at the bottom.

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Locate the Tech

£1,800 / $2,450

This page would include a collection of five illustrated pieces of key survey equipment, and each one would have a linked profile explaining what it is, what it does, where it might be deployed, and for what purpose. At the bottom of the page there would be a challenge presented by the Last Surveyor – he’d inform the reader that he’d stashed one of each piece of equipment somewhere throughout the comic, and their challenge would be to find them. They’d be well hidden, like in a Where’s Wally book, and the answers to the locations of all the pieces would be posted on the website. This encourages close-reading of the comic, and also increases the likelihood of children finding other interesting details during their search!

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Surveyor Starter Kit

£1,800 / $2,450

This page would be full of top tips, challenges and facts for the young surveyor. It would present the reader with five things they could do to start living like a surveyor, whether that be to do with mapping (in their local area, neighbourhood, or even in their own house!), measuring, photography, or an appropriate outdoor pursuit. It could even include a checklist of related activities that they could tick off as completed. This might then be linked to a page on the website where they could download a Junior Surveyor certificate for completing all the challenges.

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Find the Difference

£1,800 / $2,450

Using sections of the exploration posters, subtly altered, this would encourage children to take a close reading of the posters and to really look at all the action and activity that is going on. It would also be good to use this to drive extra attention towards the poster and colouring activities on the website.

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Totally True or Fully False!

£1,800 / $2,450

Here, sponsor representatives in cartoon form would present their craziest stories from survey sites. Some would be true, some might be partly true but with a key detail dramatically altered, and some might be completely made up! Again, this would be a good way to drive traffic back to the website, as the true/false reveals and the real stories could be hosted on there, perhaps with links to appropriate coverage of the unbelievable finds / events covered in the true stories.

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Survey Secrets Unlocked

£1,800 / $2,450

A traditional word search with a twist! The found words would stack up horizontally, one below the other, and one vertical line of characters from each word would spell out a special word – perhaps a password that allows the reader access to a protected page on the website where a special surveyor Easter egg (electronic special treat!) could be found. There would also be a glossary for the found words that would help young readers to better understand key geospatial terms.

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Massive Measures

£1,800 / $2,450

This page would comprise of a multiple choice quiz based on heights, lengths, depths and other measures taken during extreme survey missions. The focus here would be on the wow factor in each example, showing how surveyors work at extremes, how vast the measurements that they take can be, and how they work all over the world, in all environments and conditions.

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Mega Machines

£1,800 / $2,450

On one side of this page would be a vertical row of images of survey vehicles / robots, and on the other side would be another vertical row of images of extreme / hazardous locations. They would all be mixed up, and the Last Surveyor would present the reader with the challenge to link the correct robot or vehicle with the setting in which it would be used. For example, a robotic serpent would be linked to an underwater setting; a drone would be used to survey the damage caused by forest fires, etc.

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Words from a Sponsor

The Stars of the Geo Squad

Miles, Setsuko, Kwame & Maddison
Miles Darwood
The Racing Techspert

Miles Darwood

Miles has been gaming since his thumbs could wiggle a joystick. If he’s not in the middle of a real or virtual race, you can find him rebuilding either his gaming PC, or his custom go-kart. Miles prefers to talk via text, and is currently perfecting the ability to communicate solely in emojis. His specialist areas include coding, gaming, and driving anything with a motor – especially drones.

Setsuko Tanaka
The Eco Warrior

Setsuko Tanaka

Setsuko is an ecology and environmental expert: she loves the outdoors so much she abandoned her bedroom aged seven, preferring to sleep in a tent in her back yard. Through her activism and online fundraising, she has managed to save nearly a million acres of forest, seven endangered species, and one local park – the home of her favourite climbing tree.

Kwame Orumo
The Mathsplorer

Kwame Orumo

Kwame is obsessed with all things ancient and buried. While he usually lives by the ‘Three Bs’: bowtie, belt and braces, you are just as likely to find him armpit deep in dirt at an archaeological dig, as you are to catch him in his favourite chair, with a steaming cup of tea and a mound of mega-hard mathematical equations to solve. Kwame keeps at least three calculators on him at all times: he has a habit of wearing them out.

Maddison Williams
The Extreme Marine Specialist

Maddison Williams

Maddison enjoys climbing, swimming, and music so loud it’s usually described by her parents as sounding like ‘a catfight in a bomb factory’. She does not enjoy rules… any of them. She’s broken seven bones in her life – but she’s also climbed eight mountains, so as far as Maddy’s concerned, she’s winning by one. If she’s not scaling a cliff face, you’ll find Maddison in the sea, as she adores all things aquatic.

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