As the old saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. And surveying professionals are no different.
To provide detailed information on expected spending in the next year on equipment and software, BNP Media’s market research division worked with the staff of POB magazine to conduct a market study this fall. And just who did we ask? The majority of our 2014 study respondents — 54 percent — work directly in surveying/geomatics. Another 25 percent are in corporate/executive management, while 10 percent are in general management. On the whole, a whopping 75 percent of our study respondents have been in the business for more than 20 years.