All posts by Gavin Schrock

Online Events: YII 2020 is Going Digital

Bentley’s Annual Year in Infrastructure Exhibition and Awards Event is Going Digital in 2020 The international exhibition and awards event YII 2020 was originally planned as a face-to-face gathering in Vancouver BC. It has been re-imagined, and set for re-launched as a series of online events throughout October 2020, and beyond.  From Bentley’s June 9th...

An Aerial/Satellite/UAS Image “Swap Meet”?

Australian firm Soar has been growing an interactive portal that is like a sophisticated Dropbox-eBay-Google Earth mashup where you can buy multi-platform imagery and maps from global and local resources. And, on Soar, you can post your own aerial and UAS images for resale. They’ve just added access to imagery from the SuperView satellites—50cm resolution...

The schooner Ceiba is being built in the Costa Rican jungle

Scans, Soundings, Surve and Sailcargo: Building Ceiba with Surveying

Timeless maritime arts and craftwork mixed with modern technologies—including high-precision surveying—are helping reintroduce wind power to seaborne trade in Ceiba. It was a chance meeting that changed two lives. It may also change the way the world thinks about maritime shipping. It’s Ceiba! An accomplished sailor, Danielle Doggett loves tall ships—the large wind-powered sailing vessels...

Android Field Software on a Nifty Tablet

A quick test drive of the new Access 2020 survey field software on a companion small tablet revealed some coolness. The advent of survey software for Android, long in the works, has brought welcome new options for mobile field platforms. Over the years I’ve used a lot of different field controllers, and more recently tried...

The Digital Twin Imperative for Design and Construction

The pause button may have been pressed on substantial segments of infrastructure development, repair, and replacement—but not on all. No matter how long it takes to fully resume, the sheer scale of design and construction necessary to meet future global infrastructure needs is staggering. It’s projected that by the year 2035 the global middle class...

Launching the Future (of AEC)

Derek Baxter answers on how high-precision UAS mapping enables workflows for the future We’re coming up on nearly a decade of professional and pro-sumer small UAS applications for AEC and other industries. You’ll find a UAS in the toolboxes of many surveying, construction, and engineering teams, which do not give a second thought to launching...