3D tools have opened up new opportunities, and POB would like to know how and to what extent surveyors are embracing the new technology. Thus, for the second year, BNP Media’s market research division has worked with POB to conduct a study on trends in 3D surveying.
The study looked at how surveyors use 3D tools in their workflow, training in 3D tools and opinions on how the new technology is influencing the profession. As it did last year, the study showed that surveyors still prefer traditional tools though demand continues to grow. There are some differences, though: New technology with improved capabilities is seen as the biggest driver of demand, and more surveyors are seeing a demand for environmental applications of 3D tools.