All posts by Gavin Schrock

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Following Familial Footsteps

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series September 2016Sometimes the most valuable and viable pool of recruits is sitting across from you at the dinner table. Some people have an affinity for surveying or a related field “in their blood,” and quite a few have it, literally, “in their bloodlines.” There are...

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Full Kit

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series August 2016Topcon releases a complete surveying suite. The release is timely. For forward-thinking firms trying to meet increased demand, two key challenges are staffing up and gearing up. Many firms that have not added crews or upgraded kit for more than a decade are looking...

Questionnaire Says

This entry is part of 13 in the series July 2016The NSPS questionnaire report is released. This column continues to provide monthly coverage of the national initiative, Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS). See the first installment in our March issue. Responses to the questionnaire developed for the NSPS for the period of April...

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Hard Ball

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series July 2016Topcon’s HiPer HR Rover is part of a completely new surveying system. You’re probably going to hear a lot about a new multi-product release from Topcon; they’ve taken an interesting approach by announcing four integrated products all at once–a complete new surveying system. This...

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Geography Professor Pikachu?*

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series July 2016The single largest coordinated global geo-education event might just be … Pokémon GO! *Yes, aficionados have been quick to point out that the professor in the app is Professor Willow, but many readers might only connect the name Pikachu with the world of Pokémon....

And

And is a powerful word. Compare it to or. Few choices in life are as limiting as paper or plastic. When it comes to our professions, the services we provide, and the markets those services represent, it may be a bad idea to impose limitations on ourselves. Perhaps we need to take a deep breath...