All posts by Gavin Schrock

GPS Week Rollover – Don’t Panic (Update)

Updated March 7th, 2019 Don’t panic, but … What is the GPS Week rollover and why is it of interest (or concern) to GPS users? GPS typically works so wonderfully for so many uses because, on the surface, it seems as simple as receiving data from multiple satellites and resolving positions in your receiver—without pain...

Spencer Disque

Systems Engineer, Sigma Space Corporation Washington, D.C., USA Spencer Disque has been with Sigma Space Corporation since 2009. Starting as a mechanical engineer, he designed airborne and spaceborne science instruments for NASA projects and supported them for field campaigns. He also supported design and flight testing of single photon lidar (SPL) in the infancy of the program. Over...

Siotasia Malalo

Graduate Surveyor, Ministry of Lands Survey & Natural Resources Nuku‘alofa, Tonga In April of 2018, Tonga’s Prime Minister launched the world’s first regional strategy for surveying and geospatial capacity development. A regional consortium of Pacific maritime countries and territories including Tonga, Samoa, Vanatu, and many more face common challenges in geodetic issues; surveying, mapping, land...

Emily Tidey

Lecturer, Hydrographic Surveying, Otago University Dunedin, New Zealand We received a record number of nominations for geospatial professionals in New Zealand this year—and all were women! While difficult to choose from among the candidates, Emily Tidey stands out as an educator and specialist in the essential (but often overlooked) surveying discipline of hydrographic survey. Maritime...

Surveying Mentoring Program – Arizona

A new land surveying mentorship program is launching in Arizona. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin The Launch In 2019, the United Surveyors of Arizona, a member-driven non-profit, is developing and facilitating the first ever officially sanctioned surveying mentorship program in Arizona....

Dale Atkinson

Director & Cadastral Surveyor, Atkinson & Booy Surveys Queensland, Australia The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is a premier organization for promoting excellence in these fields, chiefly in Australia but with growing global recognition. At the 2017 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in Queensland, few attendees were surprised that the Young Professional of the Year...