In much the same way that GPS and, by extension, machine control have changed the complexion of the construction industry, precision measuring instrumentation is steadily revolutionizing a host of trades and their approach toward their respective businesses.
As with many geospatial data acquisition approaches, the technologies that make LiDAR possible have experienced numerous advancements over the years with the aim to increase usability and decrease cost.
Each year, POB looks at this market segment to examine what changes are taking place. The current 2015-2016 Laser Scanning Surveying Trends study completed in December 2016 by POB and BNP Market Research describes what we found.
In our experience implementing UAV mapping operations for surveyors, civil engineers, public works departments, photogrammetrists and others, the most critical lesson we have learned is the importance of starting simply.