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.