This year, when POB and BNP Market Research conducted the 3D Surveying Trends 2017 and 2018 study, a couple of numbers stood out and demanded a closer look. While the numbers weren’t anything that would cause a wide swing in the overall results, they do offer some pointed insights.
Though the study asked if respondents used total stations, GPS/GNSS and 3D tools, the focus is on 3D tools such as LiDAR, photogrammetric cameras, and supporting technologies. (Incidentally, 91 percent of respondents use total stations and 85 percent GPS/GNSS). Those numbers were nearly identical from 2017 to 2018.