Why GIS Needs Land Surveyors

A friend of mine and also a Surveying Engineer like yours truly, pointed me to this excellent presentation by Brent Jones  at the Carlson Software User Conference. Brent who is the Survey/Cadastre/Engineering Industry Manager for ESRI, answers the question we were all (us Surveyors that is) thinking but were too afraid to ask. In his own words:

Okay, we’re surveyors, right? We identify with locating things. What happens when that game’s over, okay, what happens when we know where everything is? What’s our job now? I mean this is a pretty serious thing.

Oh yes it is!!

So, with no further ado, you can watch Brent’s presentation below. And you can also get the full transcript in The American Surveyor site. Looks like we wont be out of a job soon then. Phew!

Video captured by Randy Noland, MachineControlOnline.com

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