Common Misconceptions

In this series of articles I plan to tackle the myths that I have encountered as to why others in the surveying industry have not developed a GIS system to make their lives easier. A list of some of the myths I plan to discuss are as follows:

With the required software and hardware investment, it is too expensive for a small or mid size surveying rm to build a GIS. The resources needed to start on the road of GIS will be surprising small when compared to the advantages that will be reaped from such a system. A thorough look at the software and hardware requirements can reveal many low cost—if not free—options to begin the framework of a GIS system.

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