Look out! Is that a bird? Or a plane?
No… it’s a surveyor!
While surveyors already think they are superheroes, it’s likely that the world at large might need a little bit more convincing. That’s why it is exciting to have a dedicated comic book series placing young surveyors-in-training in that hero position.
GeoSquad highlights the comic adventures of four students-turned-surveying superheroes. Running since 2019, it is the brainchild of Get Kids into Survey, the team behind a whole host of fantastic surveying resources that brings the world of surveying to life for young people.
Read on to learn a little more about this project…
The story so far
Surveying might seem like a very complicated area from the outside, but the genius of GeoSquad is in being able to highlight the important role surveyors play in our world – and perhaps inspire the next generation of surveying professionals!
The comic book series revolves around four friends: Maddison, Kwame, Setsuko and Miles. On the hunt for an interesting job at their local career expo, they discover one stand that shows promise amid a sea of dull and listless career paths – a stand holding four technologically-advanced headsets. Putting the headsets on, the group gets a terrifying glimpse into what their home town is going to look like 30 years into the future. Skyscrapers are falling down, cracked roads snake every which way, and smoke rises from the wreckage.
It is a world without surveying.
This is the first step in an adventure which sees the gang team up with the Last Surveyor and a high tech computer programme to become the GeoSquad. This crew of robot superheroes is tasked with restoring the future using the abilities and technology of surveyors.
With eye-catching full colour illustrations, the GeoSquad comics use exciting characters and a vibrant story to demonstrate what surveyors do, and how integral surveyors are in our modern world.
As for the grand finale to the GeoSquad storyline? It’s set to launch on May 17th 2021, making now the perfect time to jump into the story.
A career that really jumps off the page
There are a lot of primary and secondary school students today that are falling in love with STEM subjects. The question that many have though is how does STEM translate to a real world job after school?
Surveying, of course, is a great way to funnel an affinity for geography and maths into a rewarding career.
Get Kids into Survey is doing great work promoting surveying and geospatial science to students of all age levels. It isn’t just the comic book that has begun to inspire the surveyors of tomorrow; the Get Kids into Survey brand has a huge array of resources available to teachers, parents and educational groups. You can learn about the flagship item for Australian audiences, the Get Kids into Survey Sydney poster, on this very website here.
There’s more to uncover about GeoSquad though. If you want to investigate for yourself, make your way towards the Get Kids into Survey website. To head straight to the comic series, you can find it free to download here.