As further evidence of the growing airborne LIDAR market 2 geospatial firms announced this week that they added new LIDAR sensors. These are not start-ups. Photo Science announced this week that they had purchased a new Leica ALS70-HP system making a total of 4 that they own and Woolpert actually purchased 2 new ALS70-HP systems. Quite a statement about Leica as well.
I believe this kind of growth is also taking place in the terrestrial market and will soon result in the purchase of new hardware and software – very encouraging.