All posts by Gavin Schrock

Fire, Ice, and Latitude in Ecuador

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series August 2017A team of U.S. surveyors visited Ecuador to use real-time PPP to pay homage to the 18th-century “Geodesic Mission to the Equator,” one of the most difficult and significant missions in the history of surveying and geodesy.  Pictured above: The team of U.S. surveyors on...

Behind the Big Eye of the SX10: Trimble, Danderyd, Sweden

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series July 2017A visit to Trimble’s engineering and production center in Danderyd, Sweden, reveals the story of the SX10’s development. As surveyors, we purchase and use some of the most sophisticated instruments of any field-oriented profession. Such sophistication yields incredible precision, accuracy, reliability, and flexibility, and,...

Joining us on the test survey was Lennart Gimring, Survey and Mapping Manager for ÅF Infrastructure AB who was an early adopter of the SX10. Gimring reports that the rollout with his crews has been quite smooth. Photo by Petter Magnusson - PMAGI AB

The Unthinkable and the Thinkable

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series July 2017The following is the editorial for the July print issue of xyHt magazine: If we completely dismiss a notion as unthinkable, we might find ourselves ill prepared should the notion become an eventuality. This applies to how we might view the status of our...

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Point A to Point BIM

This entry is part of 8 in the series June 2017Our publication is all about how to get from (or measure between) point A to point B: the processes, tools, software, methods, and professional spatial judgments that go into these actions. Sometimes the road between A and B has a lot of twists and turns,...

GEO Business 2017 – Exhibition Preview

Next week, from May 23-24, GEO Business, the UK’s biggest geospatial exhibition and conference of the year, returns to the Business Design Centre in London.  Over 3,000 visitors, from 67 countries, will be there to discover the latest new products, services and solutions from 200 leading industry innovators. Attendees will also have chance to meet...

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“Next Big Thing” in Surveying Winners: Cyberpunk Dreams

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series May 2017When publisher Neil Sandler initiated the “Next Big Thing” essay contest in January, we were pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of entries. Because we hadn’t specified if the essays were to examine what the next big thing “will be,” “could be,” or “should be,”...