Gavin Schrock

Gavin Schrock, PLS is a surveyor, technology writer, editor of xyHt Magazine, and operator of a cooperative GNSS network (RTN). Originally from PA, Gavin spent most of his youth in Australia, then worked in AK, AZ, HI, CO, CA, and a few other places that sometimes he can’t remember before settling in the Pacific Northwest, where he is viewed as a relatively harmless geo geek. He tried his hand at standup comedy, but someone told him he wasn’t funny and should take up surveying. He has worked in surveying, mapping, data management, GNSS, and GIS for more than three decades in the civil, utility, defense, and mapping disciplines. He has published in these fields and has taught these subjects at local, state, national, and international conferences.

Articles by Gavin Schrock

Geo Soon: Coaching Robots

Continuous surveying, to support smart cities, infrastructure, geodesign, and construction, is opening expanded—but unconventional—roles for surveyors and geospatial practitioners. “Put…

Wanted – A GNSS Puck

“I want it! I want it! I want it!” – “Magic Bus” – The Who The Glass Floor. There is…

U.S. Surveying, Geomatics, and Angst

“Not good enough damn it! Not good enough!” – Jean-Luc Picard   Jonathan Murphy, Managing Director of GoGeomatics asked me…