All posts by Gavin Schrock

Australian mining company VA Erberg tests the GS!* T at one of their operations. They're particularly interested in the safety aspect—to be able to make observations while standing back from dangerous edges—and immunity to the many magnetic hazards of the mining sites. Credit: Philipp Zebedin of Leica Geosystems.

Full Tilt

Beyond the electronic bubble: Integrating self-calibrating, magnetically immune tilt compensation in a high-precision GNSS rover. This is not just another rover with an electronic bubble and tilt compensation. This new technology represents a genuinely significant step in the evolution of GNSS rovers. We are presenting this look at—and inside—the Leica Geosystems’ GS18 T not as...

Data Collector and Tablet Mashup – TSC7

Can’t decide between a tablet and a data collector? The TSC7 is a bit of a “mashup” between the two. A new DC (data collector/controller) was announced today by Trimble: the TSC7. The big tablet-style screen on a handheld data collector is the most visible attribute of the TSC7, but of course there is a...

Registration Open – Young Surveyors Network – Joint Meeting 2018

Plotting a Course for the Future Registration is now open for the Joint Meeting of the FIG and NSPS Young Surveyors Networks October 17-18, 2018  – Hyattsville Maryland, USA The meeting will be at the College Park Marriott hotel and conference center in East Hyattsville, MD, near the University of Maryland‘s campus, and is being held...

UK Geospatial Apprenticeships Are a Go!

Editor’s note: Great news from the UK … a new program of apprenticeships specifically for geospatial disciplines. This program is expected to help meet challenges of meeting the demand for skilled surveyors and geospatial workers, especially in these times of rapid growth in commercial development and public infrastructure. While apprenticeships have always played an important...

A New Line

Midway through a large and complex transportation project, a team of Belgian surveyors successfully adopted a new class of instrument.  Hardware and software modernization doesn’t always yield immediate benefits for enterprises, and sometimes taking a particularly big leap or risk comes at a premium in time and labor. But sometimes everything goes smoothly. Our July...

Ron Bisio and Gavin Schrock catch up at Intergeo 2017.

Q&A with Trimble’s Ron Bisio

Bisio breaks down the as-a-service model, the rollout of the SX10, and smart infrastructure. We look for unfiltered insights from key folks in the geospatial industry, and the most recent INTERGEO exhibition and conference in Berlin was a prime opportunity to corner some of these folks for quick Q&As. One target was Ron Bisio, VP...