All posts by Gavin Schrock

Feature: Can You Hear the Shape of a Room?

Researchers at a school in Switzerland are working to solve a scientific conundrum that could lead to “sound” surveying and BIM solutions. There is a sort of scientific “sweet spot,” a window of discovery. It occurs when science turns a question into a potential solution to practical problems, even to problems that had been long...

Editor’s Desk: #geohipsters

Who are these young folks who are quietly changing the geospatial world? They are talented, resourceful, and influential. They harbor some of the same misgivings that surveyors have about old-school GIS, but you might be surprised to find that they also hold surveyors in particularly high esteem. You should get to know a few. As...

Headline: Accessible Mobile Mapping

There is a “mapping gap” that has been a challenge to effective asset inventory and management; a new product from Trimble, the Trimble MX2 Mobile Spatial Imagining System (click here for the press release), is the type of solution that may help greatly in filling that gap. Mobile mapping can collect huge amounts of high-precision...

Pangaea: The Next ‘X’: UX5 UAS

Amid a flood of UAS news, Gatewing announces a noteworthy addition to their fleet. It almost seems as if there is a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)-related announcement every ten minutes. Trimble, that has already generated a lot of buzz over its Trimble Gatewing X100, announced a new entry to its product line on June...

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xyHt: What Does It Mean?

Why did we pick an obscure geodetic expression as the name of our magazine? It’s not all that obscure—it represents a foundational element requisite to nearly all human endeavor. It touches your life explicitly and in the abstract. All of the ways that humans have measured and gauged their world, each of the conventions they...