All posts by Gavin Schrock

nearmap US Open

Precisely Shot

Aerial imaging, GIS, and GNSS play a crucial role in the success of golf’s 2018 U.S. Open Championship. “Basically, we need to construct a small city—every year and in a different location,” said Timothy Lloyd, senior manager of U.S. Open operations at the United States Golf Association (USGA). Lloyd’s team is charged with planning and...

“I did not know that!” – Topcon Roadshow 2018

A visit to one of Topcon’s nationwide Roadshow 2018 stops showed why these events are popular among customers and local dealers and how they provide valuable feedback for product teams. “The thing I hear most from our customers at the roadshows is, ‘I did not know that,’” said Collin McCoy, equipment sales manager at the...

Australian mining company VA Erberg tests the GS!* T at one of their operations. They're particularly interested in the safety aspect—to be able to make observations while standing back from dangerous edges—and immunity to the many magnetic hazards of the mining sites. Credit: Philipp Zebedin of Leica Geosystems.

Full Tilt

Beyond the electronic bubble: Integrating self-calibrating, magnetically immune tilt compensation in a high-precision GNSS rover. This is not just another rover with an electronic bubble and tilt compensation. This new technology represents a genuinely significant step in the evolution of GNSS rovers. We are presenting this look at—and inside—the Leica Geosystems’ GS18 T not as...

Data Collector and Tablet Mashup – TSC7

Can’t decide between a tablet and a data collector? The TSC7 is a bit of a “mashup” between the two. A new DC (data collector/controller) was announced today by Trimble: the TSC7. The big tablet-style screen on a handheld data collector is the most visible attribute of the TSC7, but of course there is a...

Registration Open – Young Surveyors Network – Joint Meeting 2018

Plotting a Course for the Future Registration is now open for the Joint Meeting of the FIG and NSPS Young Surveyors Networks October 17-18, 2018  – Hyattsville Maryland, USA The meeting will be at the College Park Marriott hotel and conference center in East Hyattsville, MD, near the University of Maryland‘s campus, and is being held...

UK Geospatial Apprenticeships Are a Go!

Editor’s note: Great news from the UK … a new program of apprenticeships specifically for geospatial disciplines. This program is expected to help meet challenges of meeting the demand for skilled surveyors and geospatial workers, especially in these times of rapid growth in commercial development and public infrastructure. While apprenticeships have always played an important...