In October 2015, I wrote an article about the cost of LiDAR and what can be expected per square mile. Below is the link to that article and another article responding to my article and that Link is provided below as well. I am glad that the article I wrote in October of last year is still generating discussion and interest. My intent in writing articles is to better the LiDAR field and inform LiDAR users and Professionals insight and education on LiDAR. I don’t know everything about LiDAR and I definitely don’t have all the answers but I am again happy that this remains a topic of discussion. Please evaluate the two articles and draw your own conclusions.
You Can Do that For How Cheap?
YES, WE CAN: Provide High-Quality LiDAR for Less Than $100 per Square Mile
Also Please see the latest addition of LiDAR News linked below for other articles on liDAR Like the one I recently published on LiDAR specifications
Regardless of the two, sort of opposing points in the articles you did bring up a good argument that sometimes cheaper is not better. There are always exceptions of course. Better technology, processes, and ingenuity can and will bring the price point down. Professionals in the industry should welcome such changes if they are truly still interested in the stuff that got them into this line of work to begin with. That includes Geiger, which is here to stay. Marketing literature and strategies aside, if one cannot be intrigued by the possibilities of new technology then perhaps they are in the wrong field! Great article Jamey.
Agree on all points you make. thanks Man.!!I think it is great that my article got the discussion started and Brian also had some good points for sure.