Longmont, Colo. -- Cary and Associates of Longmont, Colo., is conducting research on the rapidly growing global airborne lidar market. Surveys and interviews, as well as internet research, are being used to collect information. Members of the lidar community are invited to complete a brief survey, available on the company website atwww.caryandassociates.com.

An executive summary of the research will be sent (in early 2009) to all respondents who provide their email address. Most questions are multiple choice, so the survey goes quickly. The path through the survey depends on the answers given; many respondents will be able to complete the survey in 5-10 minutes.

"We invite all members of the lidar community to contribute their knowledge and insight to this effort to understand the current situation," said company president Tina Cary, Ph.D. "The lidar market was last analyzed in market reports dated 2005 and 2006. Use of lidar data has grown rapidly in the last three years, and the industry will benefit from an update."

The survey is available in two versions, depending on one's role in the industry. Visitwww.caryandassociates.comand choose the appropriate link.