All posts by Gavin Schrock

Mark Contino, vice president of North American retail distribution at Topcon Positioning Systems (left) and Ken Shersty, director of hardware sales for TSS, in a small museum of survey gear in The Solutions Store Kent, Washington, location.

Topcon Solutions Store Leads the Way in Gearing Up

Moves to modernize surveying, engineering, and construction were already well under way—recent events have simply accelerated the process. Many, such as Topcon’s Solutions Store, have used the recent slowdown to adopt new models for workflows, collaboration, distributorships, training, and support to be ready to meet future demand. As the pause button is being released, and...

Underground utility infrastructure is often in harm’s way during construction projects, costing economies around the world billions.

Damage to the Underground: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Avoiding damage to utility infrastructure could save billions. This is a summary of a white paper “Reducing Damage to Underground Utility Infrastructure during Excavation” prepared by Geoff Zeiss and Dr. Sakura Shinoaki and published by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association. Over two decades in the United States there have been more than 400 fatalities and...

Everest: CHC P5 GNSS receivers and CHC C220 3D Choke Antenna, were deployed at three of the seven Everest elevation network bases.

GNSS on Top of the World: Climbing Everest with CHC P5

Surveyors summit Mount Everest with a new generation of GNSS instruments. The fascination with the height of Mount Everest began one morning in 1852 when Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian-Bengali mathematician, rushed into the room of Sir Andrew Waugh and exclaimed, “Sir, I have discovered the highest mountain of the world.” Sikdar was employed by the Great Trigonometric Survey of India...

Reference Framework Update Delayed

Roll out of the National Spatial Reference System (U.S.) update, originally envisioned for 2022, may not complete until a 2024-2025 time frame. Many reasons are contributing to this delay. FAQ from the National Geodetic Survey: bit.ly/2Z09z6L

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...