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Gavin Schrock, PLS

About Gavin Schrock

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Gavin Schrock is a practicing surveyor, technology writer and operator of a cooperative GNSS network.

Posts by Gavin Schrock

Precision Agriculture: GNSS Is Now Standard on Most Tractors Posted on 25 Jan 2023 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Latest News categories.

Precision agriculture — which uses data on field conditions to reduce inputs and increase yields and profits — is more than 30 years old. Today, all tractors from major manufacturers come equipped with a GNSS-based guidance system. In this month’s cover story, three industry managers give their perspective on precision agriculture. Read more»

Tiered Precision Pinpoints Customer Needs Posted on 25 Jan 2023 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

Growing among the many options for GNSS corrections open to precision agriculture operators are tiered precise point positioning (PPP) services. Read more»

Corrections Services Abound Posted on 25 Jan 2023 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

Driven by explosive growth in mass-market applications, such as vehicular autonomy, GNSS corrections services are in a “Wild West” phase. Read more»

XenomatiX: Roadway assessment with solid-state lidar Posted on 28 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Transportation categories.

The success of higher levels of vehicular autonomy will depend on two types of roadway corridor digital twins: pre-mapped and augmented on the fly. Read more»

CHC Navigation: UAS use on the rise for corridor mapping Posted on 28 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Mapping & UAV/UGV categories.

As UAS mapping rapidly closes the precision gap with terrestrial, increased productivity seals the deal Read more»

Trimble: European company reduces emissions and improves deliveries Posted on 28 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Mapping & Transportation categories.

To reduce its emissions, DPD Deutschland — a franchise of DPDgroup, one of the largest international parcel carriers in Europe — has asked Trimble Maps to help optimize its operations. Read more»

Hexagon | AutonomouStuff: Open-source software powers autonomous shuttle Posted on 28 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Transportation categories.

AutonomouStuff, part of Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, has developed a software stack for autonomous vehicles based on the Apollo open-source software stack. Read more»

Seeking machine control ubiquity Posted on 04 Nov 2022 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

As machine control for construction progresses steadily toward autonomy, its impact and value continue to increase beyond conventional ROI considerations. Read more»