More than 50 years in his trade

Surveyor Karl Lupis with his original Institution of Surveyors certificate and his acknowledgement of more than 50 years membership.

Surveyor Karl Lupis with his original Institution of Surveyors certificate and his acknowledgement of more than 50 years membership.

Local surveyor Karl Lupis has been recognised for more than 50 years continuous membership of the Institution of Surveyors. 

Registered in 1964, he’s still “too busy to retire”, still enjoying the variety of his work all over the Forbes region and keeping up with rapid changes in the way he does what he does.

His original certificates of registration and membership of the then Australian Institution of Surveyors still hang on the walls of his Junction Street office. 

Karl celebrated 50 years in his profession in 2014, and the Advocate had a look at the many changes in technology and systems of measurement that had occurred in those decades. 

The change, he says, continues at an exponential rate for he and fellow surveyor Shayne Staines who joined him in 1987.

Drones and satellites are used more and more, but it’s not just how they carry out their work but the scope of it that’s changing.

Every survey must be, in layman’s terms, “hooked into trig stations on the world grid”, using Global Navigation Satellite System.