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GIS in the surveyor's office?

Question asked by KAMulcahy on Sep 29, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2015 by MKennedy-esristaff

TASK: A group of local surveyors has asked me to come and speak about GIS in the surveyor's office. 

MY BACKGROUND - I have 25 years of experience in GIS in various capacities, currently as a university teaching professor for GIS, GPS and cartography but do not have  significant CAD experience.

AUDIENCE: This will be primarily a group of independent surveyors who focus on boundary surveys, topo creation and construction staking.   There may be others from larger firms, but they are not my primary target group.

QUESTION 1: I am working through the ArcGIS for AutoCAD materials and I am curious as to how the add-on might benefit this audience.

QUESTION 2: In what other ways might surveyors find GIS a benefit in their workflow besides the add-on?

 

Any suggestions or assistance would be enormously helpful.  Karen

PS - they gave me a two-hour block of time and the talk is Friday. sigh.

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