In this week's PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY I'm asking if you use GIS (Geographic Information Systems). As you will see, I not only am asking if you use GIS, but also, if not, then are you interested in learning about GIS. Yes, I am trying to lead into a conversation here.
This is a dicey question, because GIS has slipped into our everyday lives, whether it's in our personal or professional lives. Google Earth, Bing, MapQuest, you name it -GIS is here to stay and it can be about the data, or the software.
I'm sure that at the very least you've used some ortho photo's in creating a drawing or two. However, I see where the merging of the GIS world and the Professional Land Surveyor's world is coming together. And, this is good.
So vote on the survey.
Do you use GIS?
- Yes (64%, 48 Votes)
- No, but I want to learn how (29%, 22 Votes)
- No (5%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 75
Professional Land Surveyor GIS Resources:
- GIS defined by Wikipedia
- USGS GIS Poster
- Geoscience Information Society
Please let me know if you have a favorite GIS resource and I'll add it to this list.