What is the future of photogrammetry?

What is the future of photogrammetry?

Posted by Perry Trunick on Jan 6, 2017 4:29 pm

I have been reviewing the results of POB's latest study on laser scanning trends, and the use of photogrammetry appears to be declining. 
We asked what imaging tools surveyors are using, and photogrammetry dropped from 39% to 30% between the 2015 and 2016 studies. 
When we asked what tools had been added in the last 12 months, the drop was even more dramatic.
Photogrammetry is one of the more mature imaging technologies, so part of this may be explained by the fact there is already a large installed base and not a lot of need to add or upgrade at the moement.  But, aside from the equipment questions, is photogrammerty falling out of favor in surveying and geospatial circles?  And, is that OK?