All posts by Gavin Schrock

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Measured Responses

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016The NSPS questionnaire yields constructive feedback. This column provides monthly coverage of a national initiative: Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS). See the first installment in our March issue. The National Society of Professional Surveyors released a short, online questionnaire...

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Outlook 2017: 40 under 40 Geospatial Leaders

Join xyHt in Celebrating Young Leadership in Geospatial Professions, Industries, and Sciences Who are the current young geo-leaders internationally? And where are they making a difference? Send your nominations to 40under40@xyht.com before September 1, 2016. A maxim goes:  “We teach children their future, and not our past.” With the exception (in the geospatial realm) of...

Ten Minutes

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Invest time in the future of the profession—fill out the questionnaire! Editor’s note: This column continues to provide monthly coverage of the Forum on the Future of Surveying (FFOS): a national initiative with representatives from 15 key surveying-related associations to examine...

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Distinguishing Features

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Inside the unique design of the Falcon 8 I must confess a little bit of UAS fatigue. Among the flood of new UAS, it takes a bit of research to find distinguishing features. It does make sense at one level that...

Don’t Blink

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016The audible signature of drones is readily recognizable. With the flood of consumer drones, the distinctive whir of those little propellers fills our skies and thoughts. But there is another sound associated with drones and their commercial manifestation in the form...

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...