Like it or not, the horizontal and vertical position of parcels that can be determined from the local government GIS is well along its way to becoming a reality. We must take our heads out of the sand and begin to expand our markets.
Surveyors traditionally define the boundaries and shape of the land. However, we need to rethink the role of surveying licensees as being the lead professionals for issues dealing with the other uses of the land. As such, we would control the flow of work and fees.