Laser scanning and imaging is hardly new to land surveying, and so many of the tools and methods are known and well entrenched. But, as new tools have been developed and technologies have improved, the existing and more mature tools are often being combined to drive results to new levels. With a reasonably strong installed base, some segments of the laser scanning category demonstrate only small movement year to year. Some of this is the result of replacements and upgrades, yet some of the movement is new acquisitions.
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.