Adoption cycles for new technologies often accelerate, slow, and then regain momentum. Early adopters may be seen as the risk takers, but many have just recognized the potential value a new technology or process can offer. As the cycle moves towards greater maturity, other drivers emerge. In 3D surveying, it is the market demand for 3D services that keeps things moving forward.
To identify trends in 3D surveying, BNP Media’s market research division again worked with the editorial staff of POB magazine to develop and conduct a detailed market study. As with past studies, this fourth annual study showed the majority of respondents — over 80 percent of all participants — either approve or recommend their companies’ equipment purchases. And what did we learn from them? Despite the speed of adoption, many professional surveyors feel the profession risks being left behind if it does not move faster. Read on and, as always, let us know what you think.