All posts by Gavin Schrock

The Bullet

Looking past an unfamiliar form factor reveals hidden strengths of a unique and capable high-precision GNSS  field system. I’ll cut straight to the punchline: this little unit performed as well as many of the high-end (and pricier) GNSS rovers I’ve tried, both as a base-rover pair and as a network rover. And I had way...

Geospatial World Forum 2019

At the GFW19, the geospatial industry, community, and professions find common ground to promote geo-business, to showcase innovation, and to collaborate to seek solutions for global issues. I’d like to emphasize the word “forum.” The Geospatial World Forum 2019 (GWF2019), held in April in Amsterdam, holds a special distinction and role in the global geospatial...

Logic inside the Labyrinth of BIM

An overview of a BIM solutions portfolio reveals the essential components for widespread implementation. Are you tired of hearing about BIM yet? Get used to it. The widespread adoption of BIM is quickly becoming an inevitability, with compelling drivers and essential tools already in place. In some economies, BIM has already been mandated for public...

XR – A New Mix

Mixed reality for infrastructure and geospatial takes a huge leap forward with the announcement of the HoloLens 2, SYNCHRO XR, and the XR10. This might sound a little cliché, but forget everything you knew about Microsoft’s HoloLens. The new model makes the first model seem like a toy (albeit a very cool toy). A not-so-surprising...

GPS Week Rollover – Don’t Panic (Update 3/28/19)

Updated March 28th, 2019: Unavco, the science cooperative that supports such projects as the Earthscope PBO GNSS and geophysical senor arrays, has launched a comprehensive WNRO page that addresses many of the receiver types they have deployed and includes some of their own tests. Updated March 26th, 2019: Trimble and Topcon have added updates to...

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...