Land surveyors and geospatial professionals continue to adopt geographic information systems for the value they bring to workflow and decision making. There are still challenges for education and training.
Use of geographic information systems (GIS) is on the rise among land surveyors and geospatial professionals. As a group, two thirds of respondents to POB’s GIS Surveying Trends 2016-2017 study use GIS in workflow and/or client service offerings. Non-users dropped from just below half (48 percent) in 2016 to 37 percent of respondents.