All posts by Gavin Schrock

Tharcille Dukuzemariya

Assistant Lecturer, INES-Rhuhengeri Rhuhengeri, Rwanda Tharcille Dukuzemariya earned her bachelor’s in land surveying at the Institute of Applied Sciences, the University in Rhuhengeri, Rwanda, then her master’s at the Université de Liège in Belgium. She is now an assistant lecturer at her alma mater in Rhuhengeri. Dukuzemariya has co-authored an important paper from a study...

Silent Sentinels

An artist’s rendering of the south entrance portal of the Rotterdamsebaan tunnels under construction. Credit: BAM Infra. Monitoring Dutch tunnel construction under The Hague requires technology integration for tight tolerances. To address congestion in densely populated cities, transportation engineers and city planners are increasingly turning to tunnels. An example is the Rotterdamsebaan tunnel currently under...

Coaching Robots

Continuous surveying (to support smart cities, infrastructure, geodesign, and construction) is opening expanded—but unconventional—roles for surveyors and geospatial practitioners. Photo above (added Nov 19th, 2019): A concept partnering Hilti, Trimble and Boston Dynamics on a walking platform, here shown with an X7 scanner (press release: prn.to/33XYbcJ). A member of your field crew that’s a bipedal, survey-rod-carrying...

Seen at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference (YII2018) is a global gathering of executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations.  Open Environment for Digital Twins The zeitgeist of YII2018 was the term “digital twins.” It pervaded every session keynote and presentation for the awards nominees – many that are the largest and most digitally...

History – Art – Community (Updated)

A community gathers for the dedication of Dave LaMure Jr.’s sculpture, “A Vision of Tomorrow,” honoring pioneering surveyor John E. Hayes. Updated: Nov 11, 2018. Audio presentation added at the end of the article. “This has changed my life,” said Dave LaMure, Jr. “It has touched me here,” he added, gesturing to his heart. LaMure...

Esri – Autodesk Partnership

Year one of a bold partnership—that the world of infrastructure really needed to happen. Geospatial Giants Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond and Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost both agreed to our interview request to provide insights on the Esri-Autodesk partnership, now entering its second year. Of course, they discussed the specific fruits of the collaboration...