Technology boosts opportunity for surveying equipment dealers
The business model is changing for surveying equipment dealers who have invested in Topcon Positioning Systems' (TPS) IP-S2 3D mobile mapping system. Such advances in technology allow dealerssuch as the fictitious one above to sell services in addition to products.
Mobile mapping systems are revolutionizing the way we collect data. The standard methodology is based on collecting discrete points for specific features. The surveyor uses a total station or GNSS rover, and the GIS technician uses a GNSS data collector. But the concept is the same: Collect only the specific information we are interested in at the present time.