All posts by Gavin Schrock

From Down Under to the Skies Over North America

As aerial firms evolve and expand to provide imaging as a service (IaaS), the next step is 3D data services.  A prominent Australian aerial services company, with success in the 3D data market, is eyeing an expansion into North America. Aerometrex Pty Ltd.—not affiliated with Aero-Metrics or Aerometrics—is a prominent aerial imaging, remote sensing, 3D...

Been to a CONEXPO? You Should…

Las Vegas, March 10-14, 2020 If you are involved in AEC, as a surveyor, construction professional, civil design professional, or anyone getting involved in the new wave of AEC digitization, you should at least attend one (or more) Conexpo events. It is one of the biggest geo/AEC-related trade shows in the U.S., and globally. It...

Measuring Montana’s Future

An ambitious pilot project, to deliver high precision measurement as a statewide amenity, is under way in Montana. Agriculture, transportation, construction, mining, commerce, public safety, and the sciences have benefited substantially from such initiatives, nationally and globally—will Montana take the next step?   The World’s Measuring Tape GPS is already a very beneficial technology, but...

SPARTN – New Open Data High Precision GNSS Format

Announced January 27th, 2020, Sapcorda Services GmbH announced a new, open data format for GNSS high accuracy positioning in mass market applications. To understand just how much of a potentially big deal this is, a little background first: We are all familiar with formats, for high precision GNSS applications, like those for applications that use...

GeoIgnite 2020 Ottawa

Plan Ahead: GeoIgnite, June 2020

The inaugural GeoIgnite in 2019 was great success, and we are happy to help announce that GeoIgnite 2020 will be held at the Ottawa Conference Center, June 22-24. This new series of geospatial events is an opportunity for geomatics and geospatial professionals and practitioners to expand their horizons, showcase their geo-wares and services, hear from...

What Is South Surveying and Mapping Instrument Co.?

South Surveying and Mapping Instrument Co., LTD. holds a substantial share in the largest single market for such products. Until recently, it was not well known in the Americas; a sleeping giant may be awakening. Years ago, I started seeing South’s booths at trade shows like Intergeo and Conexpo, but in recent years I’ve begun...