Surveyor's Workshop

Theme Understanding Technology Trends & Meeting User Needs

17 November 2022


The profession of Surveying is evolving, as the tools of data collection as well as the user needs undergo rapid advancements. More use of 3D technologies is driving the market, there's increasingly high need for real-time data and accuracy of data is a usual expectation. Professionals who are involved in this domain are under stiff competition and risk being left behind if they do not catch up with the current trend.

From the electronic total stations to 3D scanning, UAVs and LiDAR technologies are fast evolving for surveying. Augmented reality & virtual reality, photogrammetry, RFID, GIS, GPS, IoT, 5G, AI & ML, robotics and laser scanning devices are all seen as promising advancements in the surveying. On the application front, survey-generated geospatial data is finding increasingly greater use in various sectors extending to land and property management, revenue collection, agriculture and plantations, building and construction, utilities, leisure, insurance, location-based apps etc.

Such changes are necessitating the need to relook at this practice. To stay competitive, relevant, and capitalize on business opportunities, surveying and mapping professionals need to stay abreast of these dynamics. This is only possible by expanding capabilities related to emerging technologies and innovations, keeping knowledge and technology up to date, enhancing skills holistically in the converging geospatial environment. Surveying professionals require skills in wide range of converging technologies such as GIS, BIM (building information modelling), 3D modelling, GPS, satellite imagery, laser scanning etc. Such convergence of technologies is facilitating newer business opportunities for surveyors. Meeting current and future requirements to ensure sustainability of their practice will significantly depend on capability building and capacity building.

A Workshop for surveying and mapping professionals on “Understanding Technology Trends & Meeting User Needs” is being organized during GeoSmart India. The interactive workshop, conducted by technology experts and surveying practitioners who will bring in best practices, aims to expose surveyors to the latest technologies in their practice and the emerging business opportunities, and address their queries.

Who should attend

Geomatic and land surveyors

Property management and valuation surveyors

Quantity surveyors

Building surveyors

Sessions on

  • Evolving User Needs
  • 3D Laser Scanners & Lidar
  • Robotic Total Stations
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • UAVs
  • GNSS
  • Modelling Software