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Tim Burch, GPS World’s co-contributing editor for survey, is director of Surveying at SPACECO Inc. in Rosemont, Illinois. He has been working as a professional land surveyor since 1985, and is the secretary, Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Posts by Tim Burch

Surveyors and GNSS in 2018 — A look ahead to 2019 Posted on 09 Jan 2019 in the Featured Stories & Opinions & Survey categories.

Calendar pages allows seem to fly by quickly, and 2018 was no different. While many of the items discussed in last year’s review continued to be topics of advancement, there... Read more»

Expanded GNSS and 5G: A gift for the surveyor Posted on 07 Nov 2018 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

Regular readers of GPS World are aware of many of the rapidly developing technologies and navigational systems being created around the world, but often the everyday surveyor shows up late... Read more»

GPS World report: Survey sector favors multi-GNSS Posted on 05 Sep 2018 in the From the Magazine & Survey categories.

Health compares favorably with rest of industry 2018 State of the GNSS Industry survey respondents who identified themselves as from the survey sector constituted 30% of the total, corresponding to... Read more»

J-Mate combines GNSS/terrestrial for accuracy Posted on 05 Sep 2018 in the Latest News & Survey categories.

Javad GNSS has taken the power of its Triumph system and expanded to ground-based measurement technologies (versus satellite-based positioning) with the J-Mate. The J-Mate is a new measurement module that... Read more»

The surveyor’s role when natural disaster strikes Posted on 05 Sep 2018 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

No, this is not a drill or a major motion picture event. During my lifetime, many natural disasters that have taken place around the globe. These unfortunate events have created... Read more»

The surveyor and artificial intelligence: A look ahead Posted on 05 Jul 2018 in the Featured Stories & Opinions & Survey categories.

In the not-too-distant future, the following scenario may take place. A corporation owns an improved property in a large metropolitan city and has decided to sell it to a prospective... Read more»

Surveying and the GNSS generation: The future is now Posted on 02 May 2018 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

As we approach the halfway point of 2018, one cannot help but notice the amount of technology that we use every day and how it affects our daily lives. While... Read more»

GPS, surveyors and politics — a 2018 refresher Posted on 07 Mar 2018 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

While not as glamorous as mild-mannered Clark Kent holding down a day job while Superman comes to the rescue in time of crisis, there are professional surveyors who work day... Read more»