All posts by Gavin Schrock

Possibilities in 360 Video for AEC

University Student’s Virtual Reality Startup Seeks to Bring Value to 360 Video Technology – Beyond Entertainment and into AEC You have probably already seen 360 videos – all over the place. Likely you have seen these on a YouTube, or tried a virtual reality experience by inserting your smart phone into a simple VR stereo...

Forum on the Future of Surveying

Multiple Choices

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016Forum on the Future of Surveying enters its initial feedback phase. This new column provides monthly coverage of the Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS)—a national initiative with representatives from 15 key surveying-related associations—to examine paths forward for the profession....

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Fill out the Future of Surveying Questionnaire

Invest some time in the future of the profession – fill out the questionnaire! A monthly column in xyHt continues provide coverage of the Forum on the Future or Surveying (FFOS); a national initiative with representatives from 15 key surveying related associations to examine paths forward for the profession. See the first installment in our...

The intensive inaugural meeting of the taskforce was kept on track by a professional facilitator.

The Future of Surveying Forum

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016A broad coalition forms to chart paths forward for the profession. On January 12 in San Diego, California, a taskforce of representatives from the major surveying-affiliated professional associations and end-use constituencies met for the first phase of an ambitious initiative focused...

Fields Afar

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016Our work supports decision-making. The measurements we take, the research we conduct, the professional judgements we make—significant decisions are made based on these. As it is now possible to rapidly consider much more data in making decisions, customers ask for more...

The Value of Location Tech

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series xyHt in print February 2016The term “location tech” has been around for a long time, but recently it seems to have been co-opted by Silicon Valley and the makers of consumer technologies. This is epitomized by the most prevalent tech that has rudimentary but ubiquitous...