GIS is part of the workflow for 45 percent of respondents to POB’s annual GIS Surveying Trends study. That includes those companies using it only in their workflow and those offering it as a client service. Add the small group of companies offering GIS only as a service to clients (7 percent) and the number of companies using GIS tops 50 percent. Another 7 percent of companies said they planned to add GIS to their workflow in the next 12 months.
GIS works best for land surveyors and geospatial professionals when it works with other tools such as LiDAR and other imaging.