Mobile mapping has increasingly become a hot topic for the surveying and mapping professions. From the pages of POB to conferences on laser scanning and LiDAR, it’s hard to escape the evidence that mobile mapping is the wave of the future. But talk to the average surveyor, and you’ll find that there’s still a lot of skepticism about the technology and its potential. As with the emergence of stationary terrestrial scanning more than a decade ago, the upfront cost of the equipment is a concern. And then there’s the issue of software-how do you quickly and easily convert billions of points of data into a format that clients can actually use? Is mobile mapping really a viable technology today? ...Go here to read the rest of this blog post.

To learn more about mobile mapping market trends and technology, be sure to sign up for the free Webinar on September 9, Mainstream Your Business into 3D Mobile Scanning. Jim Van Rens, president of Riegl USA, will address attendees’ questions during the live interactive event.