GIS as Spatial Engineering
Track: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Authors: Kate Tunstall
To a GIS professional, the use of GIS within engineering projects is a logical application that saves time, money and adds value. To engineers, GIS can be misunderstood as being purely a map making or data conversion tool. While overcoming these attitudes is a challenge for the GIS profession, it can elevate GIS into an engineering service sector of its own – spatial engineering; where geospatial services connect people, data and ideas, regardless of their role in the project.